Incomprehensible movements around the Internet shop "Holodilnik.ru" resulted in the fact that the founder and owner of the company Valery Kovalev left it, transferring the new owner - OOO "TradeService". The deal is very strange, considering that the "Holodilnik" is not only mired in loans, but also owes the state budget an astronomical sum. Reputation online store long and hopelessly undermined in the eyes of the business community and government agencies. Buyers do not know about this yet. There is a legitimate question - to whom and why did you need to buy a debtor company with a tarnished reputation?
Valery Kovalev got rid of his troubled business with joy and without regret. In recent years, "Holodilnikr.ru" was enveloped in a tangle of dark deals and frauds. It has long been clear to credit and tax authorities that a major scam is being set up, therefore, all who could have made claims to the online store. Those who did not have time will now present them to the incomprehensible company "TradeService", which used to be the carrier of the goods of the "Holodilnik". The revenue and profit of the new owner of the Internet store in 2015 amounted, according to SCREEN, 0 rubles 0 kopecks. In 2014, "TradeService" in general was at a loss.
The bright personality of Valery Kovalev, the former owner of the "Holodilnik" (OOO "Edil-Import"), first attracted to her publications in the magazine "Forbes", and then began to attract attention scandals and dark machinations. Two years ago, Forbes experts assessed the assets of Edil-Import in 380 million dollars. Serious network companies "Yulmart" and "Summa Capital" asked the "Holodilnik", but all of a sudden they all refused to negotiate.
Most likely, investors frightened off the report of the audit company Ernst & Young, which was commissioned by the then owner of the "Holodilnik" Kovalev. In 2014 auditors completed the financial and tax report on the work of "Edil-Import" and other companies belonging to the group. The report was drafted with the aim of attracting potential investors, but its performance was such that they scared off all those who wished to acquire a "successful business".
The document, compiled by auditors from Ernst & Young, is strictly confidential, but a lot of information from it leaked to the press. For example, meticulous foreign accountants found that the activities of the online store were attended by "unofficial payments to employees of state structures", tax debts were discovered, and huge amounts of money were found that were illegally cashed.
Ernst & Young has revealed so many financial violations in the activities of the "Edil-Import", which is surprising, as it was not interested in the Investigative Committee. Thus, in just two years the company underpaid 549 million rubles to the state. The budget also received less than the payment of 588 million rubles "saved" on payment of gray salaries. It turned out that many cash payments "Edil-Import" simply did not reflect in their financial documents. Unaccounted funds were cashed through financial transactions between the group's companies.
If the auditors of Ernst & Young could use such words as "Makhnovshchina" and "anarchy", they would accurately reflect them in their report. Money from the "Holodilnik" evaporated in legal and illegal ways. Not surprisingly, when financial analysts reached EBITDA (profit before interest, taxes and accrued depreciation), they probably gasped: the company's EBITDA in recent years was negative and amounted to 125.3 million rubles (1.59% Of revenue) in 2012, 43.7 million rubles (0.44%) in 2013 and 97.4 million rubles (3.76%) in the first quarter of 2014. It turns out that even before paying taxes to the state, the online store actually worked in the negative. As of March 31, 2014, the company's net debt exceeded RUB 2.3 billion. According to the report of Ernst & Young, the structures of Valery Kovalev underpaid to the federal budget 1.220.850.000 rubles.
Finally, after several courts and the company's charges of non-payment of taxes, in 2016 two executive proceedings were opened, one of which "Kholodilink" should pay 422.8 million rubles. But on December 12, 2016, the day before the Federal bailiff service was supposed to arrest this considerable amount on the accounts of "Edil-Import", "TradeService" was registered as the owner of the online store "Holodilnik.ru". Now formally, "Frer.ru" belongs to a completely different company and no one can seize his accounts and goods.
The most interesting is that the "Holodilnik" is still smartly selling the same goods and takes them without prepayment from such reputable companies as Liebherr, Bosch, Siemens, Indesit, Electrolux, Zanussi, LG Electronics. Managers of these companies, most likely did not read the report of Ernst & Young, otherwise they would not risk their reputation and the money of buyers. After all, from such a "chaotic" and illegally operating partner, you can expect anything, from loss of money, to loss of reputation. However, most Valery Kovalev does not care, his reputation can not be saved.