The Russian assets of the largest investment bank, Goldman Sachs, were bought by local top managers of the organization, investment market sources told RBC.
According to one of the interlocutors of the publication, the portfolio was acquired by the managing director of the European group of special situations Goldman Sachs Maxim Klimov and the managing director of Goldman Sachs in Russia, Anton Schreider.
“The deal could have been cash, but at a deep discount. After the start of the military operation in Ukraine, Goldman Sachs was ready to withdraw from Russian assets, regardless of the losses,” the source explains.
According to him, before the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine, the bank was a more active participant in the Russian market than Baring Vostok, a fund that invests in industry, including oil and gas.
As a rule, Goldman Sachs invested its own funds, among its main assets – shares in HeadHunter Group PLC, IXcellerate Limited, as well as Cian PLC.
According to materials HeadHunter submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Broomfield International Limited is a new shareholder member of the company. As of January 18, this organization owned 2.9% of HeadHunter. At press time, the structure was no longer among shareholders and Goldman Sachs’ stake in the company decreased from 8.7 to 5.9%.
In December last year, the newspaper writes, Broomfield International Limited acquired a 9.4% stake in Cian. Materials filed by HeadHunter with the SEC indicate that Broomfield International Limited was registered in the Seychelles last summer.
Anton Schrader and Maxim Klimov registered an organization with a similar name in the United Arab Emirates in November – Broomfield Proprietary Investments Ltd. At the same time, the entrepreneurs left the board of directors of UK-registered IXcellerate Limited several times. At the beginning of last year, the company was 51% owned by Goldman Sachs.
As sources told the publication, in the fall, talks began among IXcellerate employees that Russian individuals became the owners of the organization.
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