RDIF plans to acquire the shares of “Children’s world” and BESK

MOSCOW, January 12. /TASS/. The Russian direct investment Fund (RDIF) has denied recent media information about the plans to purchase shares of companies “Detskiy Mir” and JSC “BESK”. Such plans have no RDIF, reported TASS the representative of the Fund.

“RDIF has no plans to acquire or somehow “complete control” over the shares of “Children’s world” and JSC “BESK”. The FUND is the organizer of the financing secured with these assets in the amount of 40 billion rubles, as was stipulated in the text of the settlement agreement,” – said the representative of the Fund.

In AFK “System” and deny the fact of negotiating on sale of assets. “Change of control “Children’s world” and JSC “BESK” to the RDIF by the Corporation is not considered, – have informed in a press-service of the holding. – Negotiations on this subject, we’re not.” “We are talking about the loan contract, where the action “Children’s world” and JSC “BESK” serve as collateral”, – said in the AFC .

Earlier, Reuters, citing sources in banking circles, wrote that AFK “System” carries on negotiations with the Russian direct investment Fund for the sale of the retailer “Detsky Mir” and Bashkir power grid company.

As reminds Agency, the FUND gave Sistema a loan of 40 billion rubles for a period of 6 months under the pledge of “Children’s world” and BESK. The holding planned to use these funds to pay 100 billion rubles within the framework of a settlement agreement with “Rosneft” and “Bashneft”.

“The talks focused around the possible transfer of these assets to the Fund,” writes Reuters.

A source close to AFK Sistema, confirmed to the Agency that such negotiations are conducted, however, the terms of the deal have not yet been agreed.

While the RDIF Reuters reported that it did not plan to buy these assets. In a press-service “System,” the Agency also did not confirm the information.

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