VTB considering buying Bank Vozrozhdenie
. The head of VTB Andrey Kostin during a business Breakfast of the Bank in the framework of the economic forum in Davos, said that the credit organization will consider the possibility of acquisition of Bank Vozrozhdenie.
“We don’t know yet. Our retail (managers – ed.) say that there may be interest, but we do not really imagine the situation in “Rebirth”, we had the Bank not watched, not analyzed,” – said Kostin.
Earlier the Central Bank said on tough enough time when the Bank “Revival” to be sold. “We do not know whether there are applicants. We’ll be right back from Davos, the topic will do and let’s see,” he added.
Bank Vozrozhdenie is in the group of PSB. The Bank of Russia in mid-December last year announced a reorganization of the PSB, the main beneficiaries of which were the brothers Dmitry and Alexey Ananeva, through the controlled by the regulator Fund the consolidation of the banking sector (VCBS).
On the sidelines of the forum Kostin also said that VTB has discussed with investors the issue of privatization of the Bank. “Today, the situation is extremely adverse to any privatization. But let’s see what happens. If the situation stabiliziruemost, will look at it. In principle, neither the government nor the management of VTB is not against privatization, but rather, even. But I repeat, in my opinion, not the best situation, the sanctions, the subject is in the acute phase”, – said the banker.
Paper “Revival” at the auction of the Moscow exchange has jumped in time by about 12% at the statement of Kostin. To 10.49 GMT preferred shares rose by 4.71% to 200 rubles, ordinary – by 5.83% to 535,5 of the ruble. VTB shares dropped 0.42%, together with a number of securities of the financial sector. Mosberg index declined 0.44%.
Preferred shares of “Renaissance” jumped by 11.78% to 213,5 ruble – highest since November 2015, common – 12.6%, to 570 rubles.