A group of investors associated with the financial group Safmar, which in turn is controlled by the Gutseriev family – Shishanov, owning, in particular, Bank BIN group and the company Rosneft, gained control of 100% of the shares of a trading network “Eldorado”.
Sellers were made by the Czech company PPF Group N. V. Petr Kellner and Emma Capital Jiri Smatsa. PPF, owned 80% of the retailer, Emma Capital – 20%, reports “Interfax”.
The transaction has been approved by the FAS, the parties agreed not to disclose the conditions, stated in the press service of the network.
General Director of “Eldorado” Mikhail Nikitin, quoted by the press service, said that under the agreement the top management and leadership will continue to work in the company.
At the end of September the network “Eldorado” United 415 home appliances and electronics trade area of 586,2 thousand square meters.
The network “Eldorado” was founded in 1994. In 2009, the capital of the retailer entered the Czech group PPF.
For the first nine months of this year, revenue increased by 17.4% to 91.6 billion rubles, including VAT. In January-September, the retailer opened 11 stores, including five stores in the third quarter. Trade area network increased by 12.5 thousand square meters, to 586,2 thousand square meters.
Online sales “Eldorado” for the first nine months of this year increased by 43.1%, to 15.6 billion rubles (including VAT). In January-September, traffic to the retailer’s website increased by 27% compared to last year, conversion of the site by 28%.
At the end of August this year, sources in investment circles were informed that the Gutseriev family – shishkhanova (under version Forbes, is the richest family in Russia) , wants to unite the “Eldorado” of its network “Technosila”.