The privatization of Sovkomflot postponed to 2017, told the newspaper “Vedomosti” an employee of the Federal property management Agency and the Federal official related to privatization.
As previously, the newspaper notes, has been delayed due to the privatization of VTB and “Bashneft” in the list for privatization Oates only “Rosneft”.
“Sovcomflot” through the Federal property Agency 100% owned by the state. The government this year is expected to sell 25% minus 1 share of the shipping company.
The publication was unable to obtain official confirmation of this information. “Decision on conditions of privatization, its timing and the buyers — the prerogative of the shareholder”, — said the representative of “Sovcomflot”. At the same time an employee of the Federal property management Agency reported that the need to move the deal convinced the managers of Sovcomflot. “Now is not the time to sell, the market is on the buyers side, to global investment funds, a queue,” gave their arguments the interlocutor of the newspaper.