Bloomberg News Irish journo in Moscow. Seven short years covering Russia/CIS. Liverpool FC delusional. opinions are own yadda yadda. I cover Russia and CIS business, politics, investment and uncotrollable meteors that crash to earth.
A $3bn lawsuit initiated by state-controlled Rosneft against the conglomerate Sistema over alleged asset-stripping has dismayed investors and risks undermining Russia's drive for investment. The claim covers alleged damage to oil producer Bashneft, which privately held Sistema owned until 2014, before the state reclaimed it and sold it to Rosneft. If Sistema loses, its owner Vladimir Yevtushenkov could be forced to raise debt or offload his best assets.
Russian-focussed hedge fund Prosperity Capital Management enjoyed a six-fold surge in profits as Russia returned to growth after enduring a painful two-year recession, bne IntelliNews can reveal. Prosperity, one of the largest investment managers active in Russia, saw its profit jump to £5.47mn in 2016 from £834,562 a year prior, according to filings made by the firm with UK Companies House in June. The result is the best in recent years for the firm, which started investing in Russia in 1996.
The Irish government has repaid a loan worth $18mn to billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group to help fund the recovery of assets in Russia and Ukraine previously owned by tycoon Sean Quinn, bne IntelliNews can reveal. Alfa advanced “the limited recourse preferred loan” to an Irish government entity after a joint venture between Fridman’s Alfa A1 unit and the IBRC, the Irish state agency, was wound up.
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