“MegaFon will secure 11.5 million Class A shares and 21.9 million common shares of Mail.Ru Group, representing roughly 63.8% of the voting shared of Mail.Ru Group,” as per an announcement issued toward the beginning of today.
The exchange, if affirmed, will add up to $640 million, including $540 million to be settled when the arrangement is fixed and another $100 million to be paid one year later. The shares will be sold by New Media and Technology Investment LP, New Media Technologies Capital Partners Limited and Ardoe Finance Limited.
These substances are a piece of USM, a holding organization controlled by Russian very rich person Alisher Usmanov. Be that as it may, ought to the exchange be affirmed, Usmanov would at present keep a circuitous enthusiasm for Mail.Ru Group, since USM holds more than 56% of MegaFon.
The obtaining news comes as both organizations are teaming up to grow new items and sort out “critical cooperative energies.” specifically, the two organizations have consented to dispatch an exceptional administration for Vkontakte’s versatile clients. The new administration, marked VK Mobile, will profit by the framework of MegaFon and its member Scartel.
Vkontakte (VK.com), Russia’s driving interpersonal organization, is a property of Mail.Ru Group, alongside two other real informal communities, Odnoklassniki and Moi Mir, and also an assortment of destinations, applications, diversions and informing administrations. Mail.Ru Group and MegaFon have likewise collaborated to together create prescient information examination devices, planning to enhance client division.
Indeed, even after the potential securing, be that as it may, the two organizations will “keep working as independent substances on an arm’s-length premise, with both administration groups committed to safeguarding each other’s corporate culture and administration, guaranteeing coherence of working and item improvement exercises, and centering co-operation around regions of shared key and financial advantages,” the organizations declared in a past explanation on the arranged obtaining.
Established over 20 years back, MegaFon gives versatile correspondence administrations to all areas of Russia, and additionally to the Republic of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Tajikistan. The gathering claims an aggregate endorser base of more than 76.8 million individuals, the greater part of Russia’s populace, starting late 2015. More than 53% of these supporters have admittance to 4G administrations.