The ICU denied the failure of the transaction to the savings Bank of Ukraine due Lipetsk “Roshena”

Information on the participation of the managing Director of ICU in the negotiations for the sale of the Ukrainian division of Sberbank of Russia is not true. This was stated in the ICU group.

“Officially declare that neither Makar Pasenyuk, neither the ICU group have never been and are not consultant of sellers or buyers in the sales process of the “daughter” of Sberbank in Ukraine, which is already two years. No one in the group of ICU do not know, never met and did not conduct any business with Igor Voronov, who allegedly participated in the negotiations for the sale of the Ukrainian savings Bank”, – noted in the company.

In the ICU reminded that the group acted as financial Advisor for the sale of assets of Russian Roshen. “The interest in the asset was that of a number of potential buyers, both industrial and financial investors. However, by the time of receipt of price proposals from potential buyers in mid-2015, the Basmanny court of Moscow has seized property of Roshen in the Russian Federation, which essentially blocked the sale. After these events, the actual process of sale and has not resumed. Although we were discuss further the possible sale in the case of removal of arrest from company Roshen in the Russian Federation”, – noted in the group of companies.

“Separately, we remind you that on April 27, 2016 Roshen was transferred to trust management of the esteemed financial institution of international repute (whose powers, in particular, include approval decisions on conditions of significant transactions on acquisition/disposal assets) for which the “conceptual transaction in Russian” and civilized European law – are incompatible”, – noted in the ICU.

In the company indicates that the sale of Russian banks in Ukraine is complicated by the sanctions, which were imposed by the US and the EU. In particular, these sanctions restrict or prohibit transactions with shares issued by banks that came under sanctions (VTB, Sberbank, VNESHECONOMBANK) and their daughters after the adoption of the relevant decisions in 2014. These sanctions apply to the large part of actions “daughters” of Russian banks in Ukraine. In particular, according to estimates of the ICU, under the sanctions can get up to 73% of Sberbank’s shares, up to 81% VTB Bank Ukraine, to 76% of BM of the Bank and up to 80% of PIB.

“Today the Russian banks is a non-trivial task is to find an investor who is willing to invest a significant amount in the Ukrainian banking segment to take on the risks of violation of U.S. sanctions and the EU, while buying a Bank without an effective business model with the share of problem loans in the range 43-90%” – believe in the ICU.

We will remind, earlier Russian mass media reported that the sale of Ukrainian “daughter” of Sberbank of Russia has been blocked “at the presidential level” because of the inflated prices included in the agreement Lipetsk confectionery factory (LKF), which belongs to the Roshen Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

So, according to the newspaper “Kommersant”, the negotiations for the sale allegedly began in may 2016 and intensified in December, when they began to participate, the managing Director of the ICU (the company Roshen consultant at buying and selling assets) Makar Pasenyuk and businessman Igor Voronov. Beneficiary sale – DCH group President and former co-owner of UkrSibbank Oleksandr Yaroslavsky.

According to the publication, in January 2017 Pasenyuk proposed to make part of the deal a “conceptual agreement that would also include selling the Lipetsk factory Roshen”. It is noted that the company acquired LKF in 2001, in 2014 the holding “the problems started”, and in 2015 on the property of the factory was seized 181,5 million rubles, which, according to investigators, received a VAT refund on forged documents.

In the end, the sale of Ukrainian Sberbank, according to sources, was blocked on the “presidential level.”