The national Bank of Ukraine refused Guselnikova and Gutseriev buying a “daughter” of Sberbank

KIEV, July 28. /TASS/. The national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) took a decision to refuse said Myasnikovich and Grigory Guselnikov in the acquisition of subsidiaries of Sberbank of Russia. On Friday reported the press service of the regulator.

“The Committee on supervision and regulation of banking activities, supervision of payment systems of NBU on 28 July made a decision to refuse approval for the acquisition of a substantial part of said Myasnikovich and Grigory Guselnikova Bank Maxim Mikitas and Paul Fuchs – in Prominvestbank”, – quotes the information of the NBU Ukrainian edition of “League”.

The basis for such decisions was, according to the press service of the regulator, “failure to provide necessary and sufficient documents for the inspection of investors for compliance with the requirements of the legislation of Ukraine”.

The Belarusian businessman Victor Prokopenya still plans to purchase the Ukrainian assets of Sberbank.
“We are still interested in purchasing of the Ukrainian assets of Sberbank. Currently awaiting decision of the regulators with respect to our application”, – TASS was told by the businessman through his representative.

Sberbank made a decision about the sale of Ukrainian “daughter” after in March of this year the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has put into effect sanctions against the five banks with the Russian capital for a year. Under the sanctions were Sberbank, VTB, Prominvestbank (owned Vneshekonombank), VS Bank (belongs to Sberbank through the European “daughter” of Sberbank Europe) and BM Bank (owned by VTB). Sberbank is also seeking a buyer for its Ukrainian Bank VS Bank.

It is known that the Ukrainian “daughter” of Sberbank is interested in several potential buyers. So, by a bidder was a consortium of investors in the Latvian Norvik Banka (owned by businessman Grigory Guselnikov) and Belarusian private company that owns said Gutseriev, the son of the main owner of RussNeft Mikhail Gutseriev. On 30 June the Belarusian businessman Victor Prokopenya also applied to the national Bank of Ukraine for the purchase agreement of a subsidiary of a Russian Bank.