The national Bank of Ukraine received documents from the citizen of great Britain said Gutseriev (the son of the businessman Mikhail Gutseriev) to carry out transactions on purchase of Ukrainian “daughter” of Sberbank. This is stated in the press service of the national Bank of Ukraine, arrived in .
According to the national Bank documents Gutseriev intends to acquire 77.5 per cent in the “daughter” of Sberbank. The share of other investor — Latvian Norvik Banka, which is owned by former President Binbanka Grigory Guselnikov, will be $ 22.5 per cent.
As noted in the press service of the regulator, in the case of acquisition by the investor of a “substantial participation” in the Ukrainian jurisdiction, banks, the regulator considers the received documents within three months. During the consideration of the national Bank will check the business reputation of the investor, its financial status and sources of funds. The national Bank notes that has the right to prohibit the transaction.
As previously mentioned, in addition to the approval from the national Bank of Ukraine for carrying out of the transaction will need the consent of the Latvian regulator.
An agreement on the sale of Ukrainian “daughter” of Sberbank, the largest Russian state-owned Bank said March 27. The buyer was a consortium of investors consisting of Norvik Banka Latvian and Belarusian enterprises, which is owned by said Gutseriev. Grigory Guselnikov said that “daughter” of Sberbank is likely to operate in Ukraine under the brand of Norvik Banka. As wrote “Kommersant”, the Ukrainian assets of Sberbank will receive from a consortium of investors $130 million.
President and Chairman of the Board of Sberbank German Gref in early April it was noted that applicants for the purchase of the Ukrainian assets of Sberbank “was not much.”
Sberbank has started the search for the “fastest options” to leave the Ukrainian market after mid-March, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has imposed sanctions against five banks with Russian capital (among them were Sberbank). Sanctions suggests a ban on the withdrawal of funds outside the country and any transactions in favor of the parent banks.
The Ukrainian division of Sberbank later explained, the sale of an asset “long-term negative trends” in the economy of Ukraine as well as sanctions and actions of Ukrainian activists. In particular, in March the Department of “daughter” of Sberbank in Kiev was blocked by the volunteer regiment of the national guard of Ukraine “Azov”. Similar actions of the activists were taken to other major cities of Ukraine, particularly in Kharkov. The last time similar action was held on April 10, activists have set up tents near the Central office of the “daughter” of Sberbank in Kiev.
Russian banks in Ukraine
In late January, the head of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva said in an interview with “New time” that the share of Russian banks in the Ukrainian market decreased “over the past few years” from 15 to 8%. According to Gontareva, the problems of banks with Russian capital appeared due to the fact that they actively lent Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
Now in Ukraine there are seven banks with Russian capital two Bank Sberbank (“Sberbank Ukraine” and PJSC “Vs Bank”), two of the VTB group (VTB Bank and BM Bank), HVB Ukraine (controlled by Vnesheconombank), alpha Bank (enters in “the alpha-Groups”) and Forward the Bank (shareholder of the Bank “Russian standard”).
Five of them — “Sberbank Ukraine”, VTB Bank, BM Bank, Prominvestbank, Alfa-Bank has reduced its assets, shows the report for the third quarter of 2016, according to IFRS. In particular, the savings Bank occupies in the Ukrainian banking system the fourth place in terms of assets (according to the website Banker.ua), has reduced them by nearly 9% from 51.8 billion to 47.2 billion. Alfa-Bank, occupying the fifth place, by 2.8% from 42.4 billion to 41.2 billion hryvnia. BM-Bank — 6.3% — from 3.2 billion to 3 billion. VTB Bank — by 19.1% — from 25.7 billion to 20.6 billion hryvnia.
The share of funds of natural persons in the banks with Russian capital decreased from 9.3% in early 2014 to 5.5% by 2016, the share of legal entities — from 8.3 to 3.3 percent, noted previously, the regulator.