Bank “GLOBEKS”. 2007
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Company “Region” associated with Rosneft, out of the number of bidders for purchase of “Globex” and Communication-Bank subsidiaries of Vnesheconombank. Against the transaction was Igor Shuvalov and Andrei Belousov, reports Vedomosti
The management company “Region” associated with Rosneft, had not applied for the acquisition of the Svyaz-Bank and Bank “GLOBEKS” — “daughter” of Vnesheconombank (VEB). About this “Vedomosti” told two people close to the VEB, and one participant in the process.
“The region,” according to the newspaper, were among the main contenders for the purchase of financial institutions. In addition to this company the magazine says the Bank is “East”, Alfa-Bank, the company “Foshan”, management company “Leader” and non-state pension Fund “Blagosostoyanie”. People had to apply before March 20.
“Fasan” and “Welfare” refused to comment on the publication process itself of the potential acquisition of subsidiaries of the Corporation. Representatives of Alfa-Bank said that the leadership of the financial organization lost interest in the deal. “Leader” in the request is not answered.
“Vedomosti” with reference to the managers write that originally, there were seven bidders for the “daughters” of the Corporation, but only the Bank “East” and “Region” proposed conditions with which EBV could agree. Officially, the “Region” has denied plans to participate in the competition, now, according to the newspaper, said, “he is nothing to add”. However, the plans associated with “Rosneft” company to participate in the purchase was told by several employees of VEB and two officials.
The newspaper writes that “Region” was offered for the purchase of banks in the largest amount. However, according to three people close to the VEB, and two Federal officials, was opposed by the first Vice-Premier of Russia Igor Shuvalov and presidential aide Andrei Belousov, who is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Rosneft”. Interlocutors of the edition explained that there is a risk of creating a captive Bank, which will have many retail customers. Another participant stated that participation “Region” there were no obstacles. Most likely, the company considered the deal unfavorable.
Two people involved in the negotiations, told “Vedomosti” that the management of the Corporation upset because of the refusal “of the Region” to participate in the transaction: “Could be a beautiful deal.” The publication writes that “Region” has the money to buy banks, “the East” just have to find them, if he becomes the main contender for the deal: its regulatory capital 32 billion. Total assets of “Globex” and Communication-Bank — 44 billion rubles. in Addition, the “Region” was supposed to immediately pay for both banks. “Oriental” also offers to sign a two-stage deal.
According to the Manager of the Bank, the state-owned Corporation got three offers to buy banks, they are still being discussed. The terms and price of a potential deal has not been disclosed, noting that in three cases they are different.
In late January, “Kommersant” wrote that one of the companies of group “Rosneft”, claims the acquisition “Globex” and Communication-Bank. The organization name was not called.