Russian businessman Prokhorov in talks to sell the media holding RBC, the source

Российский бизнесмен Прохоров ведет переговоры о продаже медиахолдинга РБК, - источник

Russian businessman Mikhail Prokhorov may sell energy to the company “Quadra-power generation” and the media holding RBC. As reports “Газета.Ru” with reference to the several sources, currently there are negotiations.

The interlocutor of the edition notes that the instruction about change of ownership “RBC” was given at the highest level. Source from the inner circle of the businessman said that Prokhorov to leave the country is not planning. He just “get rid of unnecessary assets”, but will not sell out.

According to the newspaper’s sources in the Kremlin long been dissatisfied with the editorial policy of RBC. The biggest reaction was caused publication devoted to the family of the President: the Director of the Fund “Inpractice” Katerina Tikhonova, which sources Reuters called “Putin’s daughter”, and businessman Cyril Shamalova, which, according to Reuters, son-in-law of the head of state. In addition, a highly negative reaction to a picture of Vladimir Putin to the article about the Panama offshore companies.

The most likely buyer of the magazine says holding “National media group” Yuri Kovalchuk.

Related news: In Russia blocked access to the site “RBC-Ukraine”

Recall that the Prokhorov condition is estimated at 7.7 billion dollars. He is in 14th place in the list of richest businessmen of Russia according to Forbes.

Management of most of his Russian assets involved ONEXIM group, whose members include or are under its administration, in particular, “Quadra” and RBC. The main shareholder of the media holding RBC acts Cypriot offshore Ltd Pragla, and “Kvadra” — Cyprus Rinsoco Trading and Ragato Management with the BVI, also controlled by Prokhorov.