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Sale of Vladivostok International Airport has acquired many contradictions

The sale of shares in Vladivostok International Airport and Vladivostok Terminal CJSC by Sheremetyevo International Airport is more and more overgrown with conflicting information.

So, as the company's press release from 20 November 2014, OJSC Sheremetyevo International Airport informs about the extension of the deadline for receiving messages and offers for the purchase of blocks of shares in OJSC Vladivostok International Airport and CJSC Vladivostok Terminal, as well as rights (claims) under loan agreements from October 21, 2014 to 12 декабря 2014 года». And although, as they write Ведомости With reference to sources close to the company, Sheremetyevo did not like the prices offered by the bidders, and soon the airport announced a new tender, on the company's official website no press releases about further extension of the deadline for accepting proposals were found.

At the same time the general director of Sheremetyevo airport Mikhail Vasilenko in a press release from 29 December 2014 reported that «The envelopes have already been opened, the proposals of the participants are under analysis. Further discussion with the board of directors and the owner is required. There is a decision to make a decision 20 days ». The same version confirms Interfax, which transmitted: Mikhail Vasilenko, the general director of Sheremetyevo, announced that MASH plans to close the deal on the sale of a stake in Vladivostok airport by the end of 2014.

February 4 the press service of Sheremetyevo replied to EastRussia that the proposals are currently being analyzed and negotiations with the participants. The results of the competition will be announced later. The press service of the company declined to comment further.

The number of bidders remains unclear. 17 December 2014 year (that is, after the official completion of the acceptance of proposals for the acquisition of blocks of shares) TASS referring to one of the participants in the opening of envelopes, he conveyed that three companies are applying for the purchase of shares in the airport assets of Vladivostok at Sheremetyevo International Airport, and the fourth applicant, Basel Aero, which is part of Oleg Deripaska's Basic Element group, withdrew the application at the last moment ...

However, on December 29, in the same press release, in response to a question about the number of participants, the CEO said that there were four participants: Airports of the Regions, Aeroinvest, Novaport and Basel Aero.

And at the end of January Ведомости citing three sources close to the auction and the government, write that the most likely contender for the purchase of Vladivostok airport from Sheremetyevo is the Basic Element consortium of Oleg Deripaska, the Russian Direct Investment Fund and the Changi airport holding company. According to their information, the consortium offered the best price - about 8 billion rubles.

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