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EastRussia recalls the most interesting deals of the Far East last year

2018 will certainly remain a record year in terms of signed investment contracts at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok (at least until 2019 is accurate): Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev supervising the macro-region proudly counted on WN-2018 with 2,9 investor agreements trillion rubles In the meantime, these trillions remain “virtual”, true billions, as they should be, have flowed from pockets to pockets all of last year. EastRussia recalled several interesting real deals that attracted public attention in the past year.

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To be fair, at VEF-2018, the largest long-term deal in the history of the domestic aircraft industry was concluded: Aeroflot signed an agreement to supply another 100 Russian regional aircraft Sukhoi Superjet-100 (SSJ-100) with the United Aircraft Building Corporation, which includes the manufacturer PJSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (GSS). Machines in the 12 layout of business-class seats plus 75 "economy" should be delivered from 2019 to 2026 years. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. According to market participants, 100 SSJ-100 of this class will cost more than $ 3 billion.

Aeroflot is already the owner of the largest SSJ-100 fleet (on the eve of the announcement of the transaction, the company accepted the 49-th Superjet of 50 ordered from the GSS). In addition, the carrier contracted 50 aircraft MC-21, which will make it a few years later, after the implementation of all agreements, the largest operator of domestic aircraft. Meanwhile, both Aeroflot and regional airlines using SSJ-100 often have problems with them - the planes come to a malfunction, which sometimes takes more than one day to eliminate.

Due to the high duration of downtime on the ground, SSJ-100 is significantly inferior according to statistics on the use of foreign aircraft: in the 2017 year, according to the Federal Air Navigation Agency, they flew an average of 100 hours per month (or 3,3 hours per day), while widely used by all Russian airlines average Airbus and Boeing - on average 9-10 hours per day.


The largest public transaction 2018 of the year on Sakhalin was the acquisition of a seaside fishing asset - Preobrazhenskaya Trawl Fleet Base (PBTF). PBTF is one of the largest fishing enterprises in the Far East. According to the company's report for 2017, its core capital was controlled by members of the board of directors and their companies who are close, according to market participants, to the then Sakhalin Governor Oleg Kozhemyako. 28,05% PBTF belonged to the deputy head of the Moscow representative office of PBTF Irina Gerasimenko (they also name Oleg Kozhemyako's wife), 27,42% - the general director of FILI Trading House Olga Kravchenko (this is the name of Oleg Kozhemyako’s sister), and 26,58% belonged to the same General Director of the same company, the same as the organizer of the company, the same as the organizer of the company, Olga, who is Oleg's sister, Oleg Kozhemyako’s sister FILI home ”, 13,7% - Vimpel LLC, which it owns.

As a result of a number of deals by the autumn of 2018, 96,85% of the company received Sakhalin Island, registered in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, - the structure of the ex-senator from the region of Alexander Verkhovsky, which controls the fishing group Gidrostroy. October 23 The 2018 Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of PBTF elected a new board of directors, which included Mr. Verkhovsky.

According to the own data of PBT, given in the annual report for 2017, the company occupies 13% of the market for the production and release of fish products from the Far East. At the beginning of 2018, PBTF had the right to catch about 125 thousand tons. The Norebo group had 600 thousand tons, the RRPK of Gleb Frank had 325 thousand tons, and Gidrostroy had 200 thousand tons (including the consolidation of PBT, 325 thousand tons). PBT revenue for 2017 year - 6,5 billion rubles., Profit - 255 million rubles.

The amount of the transaction was not disclosed, but in the report of the appraiser, made back in March 2018, and published only in August, one ordinary share of PBTF was estimated at 6,27 rubles. Thus, 28,05% PBTF, which belonged to Irina Gerasimova and constituted a stake in 23,8 million shares, can be valued at par value of approximately 150 million rubles, and 100% PBTF - in 540 million rubles. Market participants estimated the deal at $ 450 million.


Last year, one of the most expensive and comfortable hotels in Vladivostok “Hyundai” changed the sign to Lotte. The solemn ceremony was held in the presence of officials, businessmen and diplomats of the two countries on July 19. The rebranding was the result of a deal to buy Lotte from Hyundai Heavy Industries of several assets in the Primorye Territory.

Hotel Lotte Co. Ltd acquired 100% in the share capital of Vladivostok Business Center LLC, renaming it Lotte Hotel Vladivostok. The annual turnover of the hotel for 2017 year - 566 million rubles., Net profit - almost 177 million rubles. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.

Lotte also bought out Hyundai Khorol Agro (renamed Lotte International Khorol, 198 million rubles of revenue and 30,5 million rubles of net profit in 2017), Hyundai Mikhaylovka Agro (Lotte International Mikhailovka, 180 million rubles revenues and 46 million rubles of net profit in 2017-m) and 49.99% in the capital of a small enterprise Hyundai Primorye LLC (now Lotte International Primorye, the remaining 50,01% belong to Mary Tate, daughter of Martin Donald Tate, who founded 2004 in the year agricultural complex in Khorol).


The Hilton hotel called Double Tree never appears in Khabarovsk, and this also became known last year.

Back in 2015, the Dalreo group of companies in Khabarovsk agreed with the Hilton network on transferring the future 14-floor hotel to 209 rooms, which it was supposed to invest 2,2 billion rubles. But after the death of the main owner of Dalreo, Igor Neklyudov, the group froze the construction and then sold it to the unfinished company Arkhstroy. The new owner will convert the building into a business-class apartment building, which should be put into operation in the first quarter of 2020.


In December, FAS granted 2018 permission for gold mining Highland Gold to buy three deposits in Chukotka, where the company manages the Kekura and Maple deposits from Aristus Holdings, the structure of Millhouse Roman Abramovich, the main co-owner of Highland Gold. The deal amounted to $ 91 million. The reserves of three assets, including the existing Valunisty mine, amount to 3,4 million tonnes of ore with an average grade of 5,1 g / t gold equivalent. In return for payment, Roman Abramovich received Highland Gold shares for $ 78,7 million, increasing his stake in HG to 44%.


Finally, the mining sector was announced, but the largest deal in Kamchatka has not yet taken place.

Back in December, the gold mining GV Gold (Vysochaishy, ​​controlled by the shareholders of Lanta Bank, headed by CEO Sergei Dokuchaev) agreed to buy for $ 2017 million from Renova and its beneficiary Viktor Vekselberg of Gold Kamchatka, which owns the licenses at xnumx deposits.

In February, the FAS approved the purchase of PJSC Vysokhishiye 2018% Minerals of Kamchatka LLC, which controls Kamchatka Gold, Interminerals Management LLC (management company Zolota Kamchatka), Kamchatka Copper Company, Kamchatka Gold , JSC Bystrinskaya Mining Company, JSC Ametistovoe, JSC Kamgold (included in Gold of Kamchatka).

However, 6 of April and Viktor Vekselberg and Renova were included in the sanctions list of the US Treasury, making Gold of Kamchatka, according to some expert estimates, a “toxic asset” for GV Gold, which had planned an IPO for 2018.

The sensational autumn strike of miners "Gold of Kamchatka" met, still remaining, according to the media and the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, an asset of "Renova" - through LLC "Minerals of Kamchatka" it is still owned by LLC "Renova aktiv". 

However, the resolution of the Federal Antimonopoly Service on the purchase of shares in the company is valid for a year.


Another deal, widely discussed in 2018, is to take place in March 2019. On 14, the date of this month, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, which became the owner of 99,99% of the Asian-Pacific Bank being reorganized over the past year, scheduled a public auction to sell its stake in the bank to an investor. 
The starting sale price of ATB will be 9,857 billion rubles - this is the size of the bank's equity. The minimum price agreed upon by the Board of Directors of the Central Bank is 6 bln rub., The authorized capital of ATB. An independent assessment determined that the problem asset is worth at least 5,9 billion rubles.

The interim administration at ATB was introduced on April 26 on 2018. The main owners of the bank were Andrei Vdovin, Peter Hambro and Alexey Maslovsky (59,17% through PPFIN Region LLC), East Capital Fund (17,91%), IFC (6,71%).

According to the Interfax ranking, at the end of the third quarter of 2018, ATB ranked 239th in Russia in terms of assets (6,438 billion rubles), 207th - in terms of equity capital (1,329 billion rubles, according to the methodology of Interfax-CEA, the subordinated loan is not included in the bank's equity capital). In terms of the volume of placed funds of individuals (698,14 million rubles), ATB at the end of the third quarter of 2018 ranked 290th in the country.
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