Former Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine decided to buy another Bank

Former Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine decided to buy another Bank

Tihipko wants to increase the number of its controlled companies.

Former Deputy Prime Minister, businessman Sergey Tigipko plans to buy shares “VS Bank” (Lviv), which is indirectly owned by “Sberbank of Russia”. This is reported by “Ukrainian news” with reference to the press service of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU).

In particular, 23 Aug Sergey Tigipko submitted the application to the AMCU to grant him permission to indirect acquisition of shares in the share capital “VS Bank”. Currently its application is accepted for consideration, informs with reference to .

The national Bank confirmed that in late August from a Ukrainian citizen documents were submitted for the purchase of 99.9% of shares of “VS Bank”. “Now all the received documents have been registered and are pending. Upon review the public will be informed in addition”, — reported the press service of the National Bank. Under the law, the NBU is considering the following documents within three months from the date of receipt.

Currently the “VS Bank” in terms of assets holds 28th place (three billion, 600 million hryvnia) among the 88 existing financial institutions. According to experts, the Russian assets in Ukraine are attractive, as are sold with big discount. Indeed, in March President Petro Poroshenko enacted NSDC decision on sanctions against banks with Russian capital. Among the restrictions — prohibition of output of capital outside Ukraine in favor of the parent institutions of the Russian Federation.

And today it became known that the Antimonopoly Committee allowed the Cyprus offshore Sergey Tigipko — Devisal of the company Limited to buy over 50 percent of the shares of the company Yuansa Limited (Cyprus), which owns the construction company “building invest Group” began to build in Kiev shopping and entertainment complex in Podol Mall.

Sergiy Tigipko is the founder and principal shareholder of one of the largest financial-industrial groups in the country TAS. He also owns “Taskombank” and “Universal-Bank”. Both financial institutions are in the top 30 Ukrainian banks by size of assets (19-e and 27-e a place accordingly).In 2010, Tihipko ran for President and won in the first round in third place. The then head of state Viktor Yanukovych invited the former rival to the post of Deputy Prime Minister Tigipko became part of the Cabinet. During the presidential campaign of 2014, he ranked fifth.

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