Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Ukraine's Ukrlandfarming in talks to sell stake

Interfax report the owner of Ukrlandfarming, Oleh Bakhmatiuk, is considering selling a majority stake in the company.

According to the news agency, he is in talks with Chinese companies and investors from the Middle East but did not say what size stake he might sell.

Bakhmatiuk explained how the main issue is a dispute with the National Bank regarding the financial debt of his banks and companies.

Earlier this year, a Ukrainian court approved a request from the central bank to freeze real estate assets belonging to Bakhmatyuk in connection with the failure of a bank owned by him to repay $160 million of loans.

Ukrlandfarming produce grain, sugar, livestock and eggs and owns London-listed Avangardco, Europe's largest producer of shell eggs and dry egg products, which reported a $158 million loss for 2015, from a $26 million loss in 2014.