MURMANSK, December 14. /Corr. Ilya Vinogradov/. Murmansk marine fishing port (mfsp) was sold on Monday at 1,026 billion rubles of the company “the Merchant”. As reported by the Russian auction house, conducting an auction, the sale of 100% of the shares of organization was held in the framework of the program of privatization for 2014-2016.
“The winner of the auctions, open company “the Merchant”, purchased at 1,026 billion 831 thousand rubles at an initial price 711,831 million rubles, thus, the sale price exceeded the initial price by 44%,” – said the organizers of the auction. The auction was attended by 4 candidates. During the auction bidders had made 63 of the step on increase of the initial price.
According to a source close to the Murmansk fishing port, it was the third attempt to sell the company. The first was undertaken in 2008. According to Russian auction house, in 2011, the Agency again tried to sell mfsp for 1.15 billion rubles. The auction also did not take place. “Today at auction this pre-crisis asset price was almost achieved, despite the fact that the market is now in decline, and investors had difficulty attracting external financing”, – noted the organizers of the auction.
Murmansk commercial seaport’s main business is the provision of port services, transshipment of goods, including fish.
The company is the “Merchant” is a major player in the fishing industry, many years working in the areas of organization, and is going to raise the fishing area of the port to a qualitatively new level. In parallel, the investor will develop other port areas – oil and coal.