The media learned about the negotiations on the Association “36,6” and “Growth”

“Pharmacy network 36.6 is interested in a merger with the group “Growth”. About this newspaper “Vedomosti” with reference to sources.

Other sources, informed employees of “Growth”, reported that “36,6” also explores the possibility of buying the assets of the group. A source close to the leadership of “36,6”, added that explores both options, the final decision is still pending.

At the same time, the co-owner “36,6” Ivan Saganelidze said through a representative that the meeting between the shareholders really were, but the conversation was only about the restructuring of the debt “36,6” and on future cooperation with the distributor. This information was also confirmed by the first Vice-President of “Growth” Alexander Tarasov. “The only thing we are discussing with “36,6”, is a return of their debt,” he said.

According to one of the newspaper’s sources, if the deal goes through, it will include all the assets of the group “Growth”. While three other interlocutors argue that discusses only the pharmacy network and distribution business.

On 7 July the world’s largest American pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots Alliance announced the possible consolidation of shares of “Pharmacy chain 36,6” within five years. Then the source of “Vedomosti” reported that the shareholders of “Pharmacy chain 36.6” are willing to sell remaining stock, however, there is no documentary WBA obligations to consolidate the Russian company.