Lipetsk factory Roshen can buy Russian holding “Slavyanka” – source

Липецкую фабрику Roshen может купить российский холдинг "Славянка", - источник

Lipetsk confectionary concern Roshen, owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, may be one of the largest Russian confectionery holding “Slavyanka”. About it writes “Kommersant” with reference to sources.

“If negotiations go — it’s a trade secret”,— commented Chairman of the Board of Directors of the “Slav” Sergey Gusev.

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At the same time the interlocutor of the edition close to the side of the seller, confirmed that “Slav” is interested in the asset, but noted that, besides her, there are other contenders.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the holding “United confectioners” Sergey Nosenko said that currently the factory “Roshen” is sold for $ 100 million. Thus, according to him, initially for the asset, the seller asked for $ 250 million., but then the price was reduced several times. Nosenko added that “the United confectioners” Lipetsk factory is not interested.

A source in the industry doubts that “Roshen” we can sell at the desired price. “In a relatively successful 2014, the business Orkla in Russia was purchased for approximately $ 50 million. Given the problems of a geopolitical nature, the fair value of the Russian Playground “Roshen” is now unlikely to exceed 10-15 million dollars.”, – he noted.

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“Slavyanka” produces more than 460 items of products under the brand names “Squirrel”, “Bear in the North”, “Small wonder” etc. Owns four factories.

As you know, most of the stock of the Corporation Roshen belonged to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. In June 2015, the head of state said that he intends to strike the name of Poroshenko, among the owners of Roshen. Poroshenko also noted that he would like to sell the factory in Lipetsk. In early April 2016, it became known that the legal procedure for the transfer of shares of Poroshenko Roshen in a “blind trust” is completed.