Usmanov bought the "Vkontakte" for $1,47 billion
Firm Mail.Ru bought 48,01% "Vkontakte". The cost of holding Alisher Usmanov acquired a stake in the UCP, $ 1.47 billion.
The transaction was closed on September 16, sellers of shares made Blesmir Development Limited and Palagon Limited. Therefore, Mail.ru fully consolidated "Vkontakte", featured in the news group. Note that after this transaction, the price of Depositary receipts Mail.ru Group in the course of trading on the London stock exchange increased by 6.7% to us $ 32 per share.
In September, the newspaper "Vedomosti" wrote, which is 48%owned by the UCP, was estimated at 1.4 billion dollars. Therefore, the price of the whole company at the moment is about only 2.91 billion.
Recall that in early December 2013, the General Director of MegaFon Ivan Tavrin bought 12% "Vkontakte" of its founder, Pavel Durov, but the deal became known only at the end of January 2014. Then price the social network was estimated at $ 3-4 billion. In early March this package was sold Tavrinym company Mail.Ru Group, owned by Alisher Usmanov, who at that time had 39,99% "Vkontakte", under the baton of Pavel Durov.
Joint conflict between UCP and Mail.Ru Group lasted from April 2013, when the Fund got 48% "Vkontakte" social networks, and co-Vyacheslav Mirilashvili and Lev levieva. The transaction took place on the coming day after a search in the office of "Vkontakte" in the case of the impact of Pavel Durov on traffic policeman near the House of the singer.
By becoming a shareholder of "Vkontakte"Fund UCP began to Lodge complaints to Durova associated with embezzlement of cash of the company, implementation of its human and economic resources to create messenger Telegram and competition with the services of the "Vkontakte". In early April 2014 businessman and Fund sued each other in the Tribunal: according to Durova, the sale of 48% was held illegally.
In early December 2012 1 of the richest businessmen of Russia - Alisher Usmanov, the controlling company Mail.Ru Group, claimed on their quest to increase their share in the social network "Vkontakte". A year later he was already evaluated the possibility of withdrawing its founder, Pavel Durov as CEO when confirmed complaints UCP.