Date: 5 months ago   Category: IT & Media

FT has told details about the offer of Sberbank to buy a share in "Yandex" — Rambler News Service


The offer to sell to one of founders of "Yandex" Arkady Volozhu his share in the company it has been made Sberbank in an informal situation, but that has refused, has reported with reference to own sources the Financial Times newspaper. The parties discussed the offer on sale this year earlier. "It was discussion behind a cup of tea" — FT has reported the source close to Sbebrank, having emphasized that negotiations didn't reach an advanced stage. "Two persons close to Sberbank have reported that for the first time the offer to get a considerable share in "Yandex" has arrived this year earlier, but Volozh has rejected it" — notes the edition, specifying that at the same time Sberbank is ready to invest in various projects of the Internet company. That Sberbank "wants to become the major shareholder of "Yandex" and conducts on it negotiations with the founder and the main owner of the company Arkady Volozhem", the Vedomosti newspaper with reference to the source familiar with top managers of bank reported last week. "He doesn't know the scheme of the possible transaction, offers on paper isn't made" — the newspaper noted. The press service of Sberbank then has reported that the bank didn't receive the offer on redemption of stocks of "Yandex" and didn't address the company with the similar offer. After that capitalization of "Yandex" at the Moscow exchange has decreased by 112 billion rubles, or $1,7 billion. At the beginning of a week the Internet company has distributed the statement of the co-founder Volozha who at the moment holds the shares of a class B making 48% of the voting share and 10% of an economic share in the capital of the company. Волож has said that doesn't plan to sell the share in the company. The first deputy chairman of Sberbank Lev Hasis called Volozha's statement exhaustive later and has asked journalists not to come back to this question. "On Monday there was exhausting, in my opinion, very accurately everything an explaining press release of "Yandex" and there is nothing to add to him" — Hasis told journalists on Wednesday.

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