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More than 80% of the Russian businessmen have declared determination to sell assets — Rambler News Service


Photo: Pixabay More than 80% of the Russian businessmen have declared the determination to sell assets in connection with their inefficiency or in connection with identification of various risk factors, results of the research "Barometer of Confidence of the Companies" conducted by the consulting company EY demonstrate. Within the research in March-April, 2018 EY has conducted survey among more than 2,5 thousand top managers from 43 countries. 60 heads Russian the companies have entered into group. "84% of the Russian respondents say that they have assets which they are ready to refuse in connection with inefficiency or identification of this or that risk factor" — it is said in a research. In particular, about readiness to refuse assets which are connected with risk of the termination of activity, have declared to 51% of respondents, and 33% have expressed readiness to sell economically inefficient assets. At the same time only 32% of respondents from Russia have said that their companies plan acquisition of assets in the next year. "Despite noticeable activity in the Russian M&A market and increase in volume of transactions in terms of money, their number for the first half of 2018 was reduced. It first of all has concerned the Russian companies acquired by foreign investors — both quantitative, and cost indexes have decreased. Surplus of offers in the market and complexity at assessment of investment attractiveness of assets reduce interest in merges and absorption" — it is said in a research. According to respondents, the shortage of high-quality assets (49% of respondents from Russia and 38% of respondents in general) will become the greatest threat for the conclusion of transactions within the next 12 months. Among threats for the conclusion of transactions respondents also called strengthening of regulation from public authorities (33% of respondents from Russia and 37% — in general), possibility of financing of transactions (15% and 11% respectively) and an active position of shareholders (3% and 4% respectively). Nearly three quarters of the Russian leaders (73%) consider that the situation in the domestic M&A market in the next 12 months will improve, another 27% of respondents believe that the situation in the market of merges and absorption won't change. Besides, among the main risks which threaten development of the company in the short term the Russian leaders least of all call change of trade policy, volatility of a course and the happening digital transformation whereas the main concern is connected with geopolitical tension.

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