Negotiating the sale of Ukrainian assets to VEB entered the final stage, the Bank received a total of four proposals, said its head, Sergei Gorkov, on the sidelines of the Krasnoyarsk economic forum.
“We are in an advanced stage, we have installed all the proposals in more detail after the may holidays will be able to tell. There were several suggestions, there are three of them, engaged in their clarification. As you know, the deal is not easy, there are a lot of options” — quoted by TASS Gor.
He later told me about another offer. “We are in the final stage, we have three sentences, even there was one for four. It was just a week ago, maybe ten days”, — said the head of VEB. He did not name candidates, but said that they all work in the Ukrainian jurisdiction.
“Due to the fact that there was in the last stage of the new investors, we want them to implement this project effectively, so we use any opportunity,” said Gorkov.
At the end of March 2017 Sberbank announced the agreement to sell its Ukrainian “daughter”. The buyer was a consortium of investors consisting of Norvik Banka Latvian and Belarusian enterprises, which is owned by said Gutseriev. As explained by the owner of Norvik Banka Grigory Guselnikov, the “daughter” of Sberbank is likely to operate in Ukraine under the brand of the Bank. 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.”
On 12 April the national Bank of Ukraine announced that it has 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. According to the national Bank documents Gutseriev intends to acquire 77.5 per cent in the “daughter” of Sberbank. The share of Norvik Banka Guselnikova will amount to 22.5%.