Vekselberg confirmed the interest to share in Rusal ONEXIM

Shareholder of the Renova group, the billionaire Viktor Vekselberg

Shareholder of the Renova group, billionaire Viktor Vekselberg has confirmed interest in buying the group ONEXIM Mikhail Prokhorov, 17% in UC Rusal. This Vekselberg said in an interview with Bloomberg.

The businessman told that it is seriously considering the deal, but details were not disclosed. A representative of ONEXIM declined to comment.

Earlier, on July 19, Vekselberg said that his company has not received an offer Oneksima about buying 17% of UC Rusal.

That structure Prokhorov and Vekselberg are informal talks on the sale of the shares of Rusal, Bloomberg reported July 4. Agency sources said that ONEXIM group offered to buy their share of the two co-owners of UC Rusal group Vekselberg and Sual one of the largest in the world traders Glencore. According to the Agency, at the time the parties agree on a price.

In early August, RNS, citing two sources familiar with the consultations said that the structures Vekselberg has offered Prokhorov $1 billion for a stake in UC Rusal.

In July, the newspaper “Vedomosti” with reference to sources wrote that ONEKSIM has offered its stake in UC Rusal son Suleiman Kerimov — the 21-year-old said. According to sources, RNS, Kerimov Jr. suggested that 17% of the aluminum company $800 million.