Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov responded to the journalists ‘ question about a possible sale of the company , noting that the Kremlin “has no right to interfere in the politics of the media”, and “negotiating the sale is the private business owner”.
Thus a press-the Secretary of the President emphasized that the Kremlin believes “one of the best, fastest-developing, high level business media and holdings”. “And we would like to continue such a development,” — said Peskov.
Earlier in mass media there was information about the interest of the owner of ESN group Grigory Berezkin to the purchase of the media holding Mikhail Prokhorov. According to sources, RNS, Berezkin in the case of entering into the capital considering the possibility of attracting to the management of the media holding Alexey Abakumov, Deputy General Director of group “Rumedia” (manages the radio station Business FM); earlier he was the Deputy Director General of REN TV and VGTRK Deputy General Director — Director of “Radio Russia”.
Berezkin already owns a number of assets, including the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” and “Metro”.
ONEXIM group has not officially commented on reports about the possible sale of the company.
According to the published in late March, unaudited statements of the holding company total group revenue in 2016 rose 10 per cent to 5,582 billion rubles, and EBITDA was a record over the last ten years. If in 2015, revenue from mobile advertising increased by 65% relative to 2014, by the end of 2016, with revenues up 273%. The share of mobile audience has reached 34% versus 29% a year earlier.
Monthly audience reach of print publications in the second half of 2016, according to Mediascope, was 1.8 million people, TV — 17 million Internet sites — a 9.5 million audience of the media holding reached 24.6 million people.
What is included in
The group currently includes the direction of “B2C Information and services” (portal rbc.ru, TV channel, newspaper and journal under a single brand , as well as thematic projects “real Estate”, Autonews, “Style”, “Sport”), “B2B Information and services” (project “market Research”, “Conference”, and QuoteTerminal Public.ru), “B2B infrastructure” (RU-CENTER “Registrar R01”, “Reggae”, “Hosting-center, Spaceweb,” “Peterhost”)”Inspiration from” (“Prize”), “Secondary assets” (LovePlanet and IT publishing Cnews.ru).