A former employee of “Rosneft” is interested in buying Domodedovo airport

The owner of the AEON Corporation Roman Trotsenko

The owner of the AEON Corporation Roman Trotsenko does not exclude the purchase of Domodedovo airport. The businessman reported the matter to the Agency RNS at the St. Petersburg international economic forum. He stressed that initiates the negotiations not earlier than the situation will be resolved with house arrest of Dmitry Mason.

In a press-service of Domodedovo did not comment on the words Trotsenko, stating that the question of the level of the beneficiary, Dmitry Mason, and he, while under house arrest, is not available for communication.

The Corporation AEON is part of holding “Novaport, which owns ten regional airports. Owner Roman Trotsenko, as TASS reports, from 2012 to 2015 was led by the Swiss “daughter” of “Rosneft” Rosneft Overseas, and previously, wrote the newspaper “Kommersant”, was the Advisor to the head of the state company Igor Sechin.

Representatives of the АЕОN already shown interest in buying the airport in 2011 and 2013, told informed RBC a source familiar with the negotiations. In 2013, the partner could become “Rosneft”. The total price of the airport, including refueling infrastructure, accounted for $4.8 billion Rosneft was ready to provide $985 million, AEON — at least $500 million, the remaining $3,315 billion was going to give the savings Bank (including $3,115 billion credit and up to $200 million mezzanine). Rosneft and AEON was to establish a joint venture (JV) and make their money, and SP — to the Sberbank loan to buy Domodedovo. Then SP would transfer the shares of the airport complex and fuel-filling complex (TZK) as collateral for the loan.

The materials reported that “Rosneft” will receive the right of ownership of TZK three years after the transaction, that is, by the time the asset will be removed from the pledge. In addition, Rosneft would become the exclusive supplier of fuel to the airport for what should have to pay SP royalties for $50 million a year for seven years. Therefore, the cost oil company in Domodedovo would exceed $1.3 billion.

According to the source RBC, the deal fell through when the seller asked AEON to submit a Deposit of $100 million In Rosneft, Domodedovo, AEON and Sberbank CIB (its representatives participated in the negotiations) refused to comment on the events of 2013.

“Rosneft” owns a gas infrastructure in Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo. According to the calculations of RBC, it was the largest supplier of jet fuel to the airports at the end of 2014. At the same time, the share of state-owned companies in the supply in Domodedovo does not exceed 5%.

Dmitry Mason and three managers “Domodedovo” are under house arrest. They are charged with providing services not meeting safety requirements. According to investigators, the lack of proper screening at the entrances to the airport was the cause of the attack in 2011 that killed 37 and injured 117 people. Prosecutors do not agree with this position and demands to close criminal case.