Russian billionaires want to sell the manufacturer “Morshynska” — media

Structure “the alpha-groups” the Russian billionaires Mikhail Fridman and German Khan are in talks with the Swiss Nestle about selling her IDS Borjomi International.

About it writes “Kommersant” with reference to sources.

As one of the interlocutors, the agreement on the deal has almost been reached. Friedman, the original wanted to sell it IDS Borjomi Nestle, said a top Manager of one of the Russian manufacturers of drinks. But, according to another source involved in the talks also Coca-Cola. Close to the negotiations source confirmed her interest in IDS Borjomi.

IDS Borjomi is one of the largest producers of bottled water in Eurasia. Operates nine factories in Russia, Ukraine and Georgia.

Brand portfolio includes Borjomi, “Holy spring”, “Morshynska”.

In 2017 sales of the company amounted to around 1.5 billion L. the structure of “Alfa group” acquired a controlling stake of IDS Borjomi in 2013 from Salford Capital Partners Inc., a close friend of Boris Berezovsky and the inheritors of his business partner Badri Patarkatsishvili.

Through the Fund VDP it ran 87,34% of IDS Borjomi.

According to Forbes, the structure “the alpha-groups” has received 55.8% of IDS Borjomi, the heirs of Patarkatsishvili left to 37.2%, the rest from minority shareholders of Georgia and Ukraine.

As notes the edition, at the time of transaction sources, Forbes estimated 100% of IDS Borjomi approximately $500 million, so 55.8% of the company could cost about $280 million.

In Ukraine, IDS Borjomi sells bottled water under the brand names AquaLife, Borjomi, “Aqua nanny”, “Myrgorodska”, “Morshynska”, “Truskavetska”.

Earlier it was reported that Ukrainian producers of beverages have received prestigious awards

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