Business news from Ukraine


19 November , 2020  

Cyprus-based Barlenco Ltd., affiliated with the largest Ukrainian mining and metallurgical group Metinvest, in accordance with the law on joint stock companies has confirmed its intention to exercise the right to compulsory redemption of shares (squeeze-out) from minority shareholders of PrJSC Dniprovsky Coke Chemical Plant (formerly Evraz-Dniprodzerzhynsk Coke and Chemical Plant, Kamianske, formerly Dniprodzerzhynsk, Dnipropetrovsk region)
According to the official data of the plant in the information disclosure system of the National Securities and the Stock Market Commission, Dniprovsky Coke Chemical Plant received a notification from the shareholders on November 18 of this year.
As reported, PrJSC Dniprovsky Coke Chemical Plant received a notification from Metinvest B.V. on the achievement of a dominant controlling stake in the enterprise on October 21 of this year. Then it was clarified that the direct share of Metinvest B.V. increased from 73.37% (500.623 million shares) to 97.01%. At the same time, the aggregate ownership of shares in Dniprovsky Coke Chemical Plant by Metinvest (with the affiliated company Barlenco Ltd (Cyprus), which owns another 2.09% of the company’s shares) reached 99.1%. price of UAH 1.62 per ordinary share.
As reported, Metinvest B.V. in April 2019 announced a proposal to buy back shares from minority shareholders of Dniprovsky Coke Chemical Plant as part of the sell-out procedure (buyback at the request of the minority shareholder based on Articles 68 and 69 of the law on joint stock companies).Metinvest B.V. in mid-March 2020, announced the completion of the transaction to acquire a stake in PrJSC Dniprovsky Coke Chemical Plant and currently owns about 73% of the company’s shares. Back in 2014, Metinvest Group sent an application to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine to acquire a controlling stake in Dniprovsky Coke Chemical Plant. About a year ago, the AMCU approved this deal subject to a number of restrictions. Prior to this, Metinvest received a number of permits from the antimonopoly authorities of other countries to acquire this enterprise.
The charter capital of the plant is UAH 170.584 million.