The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) has allowed the Cyprus company Dragon Capital Investments Limited to acquire a controlling stake in Idea Bank (Lviv) in the amount of 193,318 shares, which is 64.7106% of the total number of shares of the bank, the press service of the AMC has told Interfax-Ukraine.
As reported, Poland’s Getin Holding S.A. on December 20, 2019 signed an agreement on the sale of 100% of the shares of Ukraine’s Idea Bank and 100% of New Finance Service LLC (Kyiv) to a group consisting of Dragon Capital Investments Limited (Cyprus), Dragon Capital New Ukraine Fund L.P. and an individual.
According to a report by Getin Holding on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, the purchase price in euros is equivalent to UAH 1.368 billion, or PLN224.76 million, excluding the amount of dividends before closing the transaction and the price of 100% participation in New Finance Service of about UAH 5 million. The price can also be reduced as a result of negotiations between the parties after an independent auditor prepares a report, the document says.
According to him, it is expected that the transaction could be completed before May 31, 2020.
Getin Holding in October 2019 put Idea Bank up for sale. On October 22 it announced the signing of a letter of intent with the Direct Investment Fund.
Idea Bank (formerly Plus Bank) was founded in 1989.
Idea Bank ranked 24th out of 76 operating banks as of October 1, 2019 in terms of total assets (UAH 7.510 billion), according to the National Bank of Ukraine.