Astra Group, the developer of the Astra Linux home operating system, plans to hold an initial public offering on the Moscow Stock Exchange. They are not called terms and amounts of attraction.
A representative of the Moscow Stock Exchange did not comment on Astra's plans. Experts tentatively estimated the company at 17 billion rubles, Vedomosti writes.
Finam analyst Leonid Delitsyn believes that it makes no sense to enter the stock market now, because due to the growing demand for Russian software, the company's valuation, taking into account all financial results for the year, can change drastically. .
According to the specialist, participation in Astra's shares will affect the growth of the entire IT sector and will also ensure that Positive Technologies pays dividends.
Raiffeisenbank analyst Sergei Libin, on the contrary, believes that a large demand for the company's shares should not be expected. Against the background of a special operation in Ukraine, foreign investors have lost access to Russian stock exchanges, and this significantly narrows the circle of potential buyers.
Astra Group combines Russian IT brands: OS Astra Linux, Termidesk, RuBackup, RuPost, etc. These products are primarily used in government organizations as well as industry and critical information infrastructure facilities.
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