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One of the buyers of Ukrainian assets of Sberbank Grigory Guselnikov said that after the completion of the transaction, the Ukrainian “daughter” of the Russian Bank changed its name. He was sure that it meets the interests of both parties — buyers and sellers
After the completion of the sale of Ukrainian “daughter” of Sberbank asset will be renamed, about this on air of radio “Echo of Moscow” said one of the buyers — the owner of Norvik banka Grigory Guselnikov.
“It [the Bank] will be renamed. Apparently, he will be named Norvik banka’s because he is a child of European Norvik banka” — said Gusel’nikov, stressing that the brand change would work in the interests of both the buyer and the seller.
“Sberbank is solely responsible for its brand, this brand it will take. Yes and the buyers have no desire to keep the brand. In order not to escalate the situation, to calm her, the brand will be replaced, and the Bank will position itself as a European Bank, which he will be,” explained Guselnikov.
According to him, the protest of the Ukrainian radicals had no effect on the final cost of the asset. “We have all these street protests, from the point of view of the essential part of the negotiations, no do not pay attention and did not pay”, — concluded the businessman. He added that at the time the transaction is “matched” with the protests.
About the transaction for the sale of Ukrainian assets of Sberbank , it became known on March 27. Buyers of the asset was made by the son of Michael Gutseriev, said Gutseriev, and also the former President of the Bank, and now owner of Norvik Banka Grigory Guselnikov.
15 March in respect of the “daughters” of Russian banks in Ukraine were imposed sanctions. The national Bank of Ukraine explained that the need to maintain financial stability and the desire to prevent withdrawal of capital abroad.
In early March, the normal operation of the savings Bank of Ukraine was virtually blocked by the actions of radicals. In Ternopil and Kiev the entrance to the Bank they had blocked with concrete blocks. Also ceased to function normally and Sberbank in the river.
Russian banks in Ukraine
In late January, the head of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria hontareva told 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.
Was born in 1988. The son of the principal owner of “RussNeft” and “Safmar” Mikhail Gutseriev and the cousin of the principal owner of JSC “Binbank” Mikhail Shishkhanov. General Director of JSC “Forteinvest” — the main partner and shareholder of Orsk refinery. Member of the Board of Directors of NK “RussNeft”, “Russian coal”, NK Neftisa, “Orsknefteorgsintez”.
Finished boarding school for boys Harrow School in London and Oxford University with a degree in Geology. After graduation he worked in Gencor. After returning to Russia, headed “Forteinvest” (the company is in the group of Safmar).
Prior to joining pension funds of NPF “Doverie”, NPF “European pension Fund” and NPF Regionfond NPF to Safmar was listed along with Mikail Shishkhanov and said-Salaam Gutseriev (the brother of Mikhail Gutseriev) the ultimate owner of these pension funds.
In March 2016 wedding said Gutseriev became one of the most significant events in social life of Moscow and London. At the wedding, said Gutseriev was made sting, Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez. On the wedding dress of the bride spent 27 million rubles, on its head ornament with jewels — €5 million
Born February 25, 1976 in Novosibirsk. Graduated from Tomsk Polytechnical University on a speciality “economy”, since 1996 operates in the banking sector. In 2001, he headed the Department of retail business of the Bank, and by 2008 became its President. In 2010, Guselnikov left the Bank and became head of the Board of Directors of Vyatka-Bank.
In February 2012 Guselnikov announced unscheduled checks in Vyatka-Bank by the Central Bank. The inspectors, according to him, was interested in the accounts of the Fund to support initiatives of the Governor of the Kirov region (at that time it was Nikita Belykh) and the Law of “Bulk and partners.” Also Guselnikov said that the Bank has received a request from the interior Ministry, which ordered to send police a list of foreign Contracting companies and municipal enterprises of the Kirov region, served at his Bank.
In December 2013 Guselnikov as a partner of the investment Fund G2 Capital Partners acquired 50% plus one share in Norvik Banka Latvia, and in June 2014 increased its stake to 82%. In October 2014, Norvik Banka became the major shareholder of Vyatka-Bank, and in July 2015 the Kirov asset Gusel’nikova received a new name — Norvik Bank (according to the Central Bank of Russia on 1 March 2017, its assets are 13.6 billion rubles).
Guselnikov familiar to the Russian audience as a member of the club “What? Where? When?” the Keeper of traditions of which he is since 2010. In November 2015 Guselnikov took part in the transfer as a connoisseur.
In one of his interviews Guselnikov called making money soulless occupation. “I would do with interest, I stopped doing it. All mental things are not associated with earning, and waste,” — said Gusel’nikov.