The “Onexim” Group of Mikhail Prokhorov sold its 20 percent share in the “Uralkaliy” company. This was reported by RIA Novosti with a reference to a representative of the group. The buyers were the structures close to the owner of “Uralkhim” Dmitry Mazepin, as the agency’s interlocutor said.
The transaction amount is not disclosed. On July 4 “Vedomosti” reported that “Onexim” Group was selling all Russian assets belonging to it. One of the interlocutors of the publication specified that the company was looking for buyers on its own, without intermediaries.
Another interlocutor pointed it out that, according to rumors, the sale might be associated with the Kremlin’s recommendations. On the same day the Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov denied the information that had recently appeared in media saying that the Kremlin gave recommendations for the sale of Russian assets of “Onexim”. On April 14 the Federal Security Service searched the structures of “Onexim”.
Less than a month after that the entire editorial board of the media holding “RBC” included in “Onexim” resigned. “Onexim” Group is one of the largest private investment funds in Russia that owns assets in mining and metallurgic sector (UC Rusal, “Uralkaliy”), finance (“Soglasiye” insurance company, such banks as “Renaissance Capital”, “Renaissance Credit”, IFC ), energy ( “Quadra”), real estate (OPIN) and mass media (RBC, “Snob”).
Author: Anna Dorozhkina