Moscow. July 3. INTERFAX.RU – a Citizen of Belarus and Cyprus Victor Prokopenya 30 June submitted to the national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) package of documents for approval of indirect (through the Belarusian Paritetbank) purchase of 100% shares of the Ukrainian savings Bank, have informed Agency “Interfax-Ukraine” the press service of the NBU.
Sberbank of Russia on March 27 announced plans to sell 100% of shares of Ukrainian subsidiary Bank to a consortium of investors. It will include Latvian Norvik Banka, which belongs to businessman Grigory Guselnikov, the Belarusian private company controlled by the son of the owner of the oil company “RussNeft” Mikhail Gutseriev said. Russian Sberbank officially announced the departure from the Ukrainian market. Sberbank assumed that the transaction will be closed in the first half of 2017.
NBU received the first package of documents for approval of the acquisition of 77.5% shares of PJSC “Sberbank” on April 10. Documents filed the citizen of great Britain and Russia Gutseriev. The second package of documents for the purchase of 22,5% shares of PJSC “Sberbank” instead of Norvik Banka on April 14, filed a citizen of the UK and Russia Guselnikov.
Last week it became known that Sberbank of Russia began negotiating the sale of Ukrainian Sberbank with several investors.
“The announcement of the transaction with said Gutseriev and Gregory by Guselnikov became the trigger for maximum interest in the asset. Since Sberbank received several new and attractive offers on the sale of the Bank and is now leading several negotiation processes in finding the most favorable terms,” – said “Interfax” a source knowledgeable about the negotiations.