On 12 October, the day of the closing of the purchase of Bashneft by Rosneft group of companies “Alliance” offered for the state-owned oil company 4 billion rubles more. On Monday the newspaper “Vedomosti” with reference to the letter of the President of the “Alliance” Dmitry Nikitin, the head of the Cabinet Dmitry Medvedev.
The letter said that the group “Alliance” was created with the aim to purchase the state stake in Bashneft. The group was ready to offer 333,7 billion rubles in the framework of this transaction. “Rosneft” has acquired the state stake in Bashneft for 329,69 billion.
Nikitin claimed that “Alliance” is ready to pay with its own funds and loans to European and Asian banks.
The head of the Alliance in his letter did not name the partners group, explaining that they were somehow associated with the Republic, because they wanted to after the privatization of Bashneft asset remains in Bashkiria.
The application of “VTB capital”, performing the function of agent for the privatization of “Bashneft” the company has not filed. Was going to submit to the government, but did not, the newspaper notes.
“Bulletin” talked with a number of officials and representatives of oil companies and found that none of them had ever heard of the group “Alliance”.
Interviewed experts believe that the government would not give the shares of “Bashneft” a little-known company. The privatization of “Bashneft”, they resemble, was a political, not economic. It was a battle of administrative resources, not financial proposals.