«Rostelecom» has stopped negotiations about purchase «AKADO», said Oseyevsky

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Cookingplate in fotomonster Russian telecommunications company Rostelecom. Archival photo«Rostelecom» has stopped negotiations about purchase «AKADO», said Oseyevsky© RIA Novosti / Alexander Cookingplate the image Bank

«Rostelecom» has stopped negotiations about purchase «AKADO», told reporters the President of JSC «Rostelecom» Mikhail Oseevsky.

«We stopped the negotiations. No, do not store more (talks – ed.)», — he said on the sidelines of the Gaidar forum. According to him, the parties do not agree on the price. «The asset is interesting, but we have very different points of view for the price», — said the head of «Rostelecom».

«AKADO» on 100% belongs «Renove» Victor Vekselberg. Rumors about a possible purchase «Rostelecom» this asset appeared in recent years.

In September 2017, the newspaper «Vedomosti» with reference to sources wrote that «Rostelecom» has returned to the idea of purchase «AKADO» seven years after cancellation. Binding documents regarding a possible transaction at that time was not signed. We considered various schemes of purchase of the asset — for example, payment of the asset quasicanonical shares of «Rostelecom» being on balance «daughters» «Mobitel», wrote newspaper.

In August 2017 the authorization to purchase St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg assets «AKADO» the Federal Antimonopoly service gave «er-Telecom holding». Meanwhile, a source familiar with the management of Renova, said that «Rostelecom» estimates the whole business of «AKADO», including regional. According to one of interlocutors of the edition, during previous rounds of negotiations on the sale of AKADO Renova was evaluated in the asset 32 billion excluding debt, or about $ 519 million.

For the first time «Rostelecom» planned to purchase «AKADO» in 2010 — the company he then was estimated at $ 1.2 billion. However, the deal did not take place. The talks have been resumed, but to negotiate and failed, wrote the newspaper.

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