VK has a new co-owner

Gazprom-Media became a shareholder of MF Technologies, which controls part of the voting shares of VK

Gazprombank transferred 45 percent of the company's shares MF Technologies, which controls 57.3 percent of VK's voting shares, to the Gazprom-Media holding, which thus turns out to be the new co-owner of the company. The information appeared on the website of the holding itself.

The message says that Gazprombank made a decision to contribute as a contribution to the property of Gazprom-Media Holding a block of shares in the amount of 45 percent of the authorized capital of MF Technologies JSC … Now the holding becomes a shareholder of MF Technologies.

On December 2, the management of the Sogaz insurance company, of which Gazprom is the largest shareholder, approved the decision to purchase a 45% stake in MF Technologies, which controls 57 , 3 percent of the votes of the VK holding (formerly Mail.ru Group).

The seller was Megafon, which owned 45 percent of the shares of MF Technologies. The beneficiary of the sold share was considered to be Alisher Usmanov's USM Holdings, which controls Megafon. Usmanov stated that he considers owning VK an important part of its history and is withdrawing from the company's capital at its peak.