The British fintech startup with Russian roots Anna Money came under the control of its founders: these are the co-founders of Tochka Bank Boris Dyakonov and Eduard Panteleev. Previously, a large stake in the company was indirectly owned by billionaires Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven, who were sanctioned.
Panteleev, Dyakonov and Anna Money bought back all the shares previously owned by FIBR Financial Technologies with investments from Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven, reports Bloomberg.
The deal opens up new business opportunities for Anna Money, Panteleyev told the agency. According to him, it was very difficult to redeem the action. Now the startup is considering plans to attract investment.
The Anna Money service provides small businesses and the self-employed with accounting and administrative services: create, send and track invoices and expenses, and keep track of taxes.
The startup was created in 2017 in England by Boris Dyakonov and Eduard Panteleev, co-founders of Tochka, a bank for entrepreneurs, as well as Vyacheslav Akulov, former director of services products at Alfa-Bank and former managers of the Magneta banking chatbot project. ai Nikita Filippov and Andrey Pachai.
In 2020, ABH Holdings, the parent holding company of Russian Alfa Bank, became the majority owner of Anna. After the start of the special operation, Anna Money reported that Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven indirectly own 34% of the startup through two Luxembourg-registered companies: ABH Holdings and FIBR Technologies SA.
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