Source: Rucriminal

Interesting news sometimes seep out quite closed state corporation "Rostec". A source close to the leadership of the giant, reported that nearly resolved the question of resignation the head of the investment divisions of the corporation, "RT - business development," Andrei Korobov. Moreover, according to the agency, "by mutual consent". And this should happen right after the New Year.

Where it goes is almost the former head of "RT - business development" is not known. But much more interesting, who will succeed him and what will be the policy of the company. Judging by some leaks, this figure is quite surprising and quite scandalous - the current head of the investment division "Alfa Group" A1 Alexandre Vinokourov. Personality is very colorful.

One of the most striking of his exploits, which were covered in the press, was an attempt to capture "Eurodon" Group, Russia's largest turkey producer. Controlling stake included in it "Irdon" construction company can go under the hammer for nothing - 5.1 thousand rubles for debt almost 4 billion rubles. But surprisingly passes quickly when it becomes clear that for this "strangeness" in relation to "Eurodon" is the head of a member of the "Alfa Group" Investment Company "A1" Alexander Vinokurov, who is said in informal conversations of his colleagues, is known for the extremely inadequate management style. In this connection, those who have ever worked with Vinokourov, there is no assurance that it will burn out. In words they sing his praises, and fingers crossed in his pocket - God forbid to deal with him.

Too expensive Fesco

What Vinokurov, despite the formation of Cambridge - a mediocre investment banker, it became clear during the time of his work in the American fund TPG Capital Private Equity, where he became the youngest in the history of the company's vice president. By the time Vinokourov was married to the daughter of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, why was nicknamed "Zyatek" in financial circles. The cooperation with TPG ended when a relative of the minister actually failed project with VTB - Americans have invested in the bank, and its shares are much cheaper. The Fund hoped that the young vice-president to settle matters with the help of government agencies, but for whatever reason did not happen.

One year later, in 2011, Vinokourov is passing the red flag, he took to his band "Sum" (also probably count on support in high circles). There he worked for longer - until 2014. Curiously, his annual salary was $ 2 million per year, not counting the same amount for the transfer of the company, as well as annual bonuses of $ 2 to $ 6 million. But he showed no such requests should be understanding and vision of the situation and in the end failed a number of promising projects.

As observers note, it most clearly manifested itself in the history with the purchase of Fesco transport company. "Sum" is not only to benefit from the transaction for the purchase of Fesco, but it was actually on the verge of bankruptcy. The fact that a ransom was organized by unnecessarily-risky scheme: on borrowed funds of the company. This led to a significant increase in the debt burden Fesco, a drop in the value of its shares in three times and bringing us to the verge of bankruptcy. Market analysts point out that the fact of Fesco paid too much. It turned hostage situation holders of restructured issue bonds Transport Group and its minority shareholders, it seems, simply deceived. The latter, in particular, Vinokourov had promised to give the right to buy shares, but this has not happened supposedly due to changes in market conditions.


Jump on the companies, Vinokourov was in the "A1" and immediately - as president. The owners of "Alfa-Group", probably took Vinokourov, just hoping that it will provide them with a reliable "roof", under which it is convenient to hide the aggressive style of business on the brink of a foul. Family relationship with the powers that are expensive in the eyes of employers and current salary and bonus of the head of "A1" is anyone's guess. Probably, they are much higher than in the "Amount", after all, the financial resources of the company Mikhail Fridman superior tools group Magomedov.

As President of "A1" Alexander Vinokurov, despite the fact that considerable progress in his career, his style failing promising projects has not changed. Only now, this feature it compromises not only himself, but also the "Alfa Group". The same part of "A1" to "Eurodon" fate has turned into a serious image losses for a group of well known skillful conduct of affairs in the sphere of investments in distressed assets.

The fact that 40% of the company Vadim Benaiah, which is now owned by VEB, at the beginning of 2016 were bought from Belize offshore company Brimstone Investments is "A1", and less than a month later resold to VEB. It was reported that the first Vinokurov like even tried to get the group owner Vadim Vaneeva purchase a package at an inflated price. Failing this, the "A1" filed against Benaiah several lawsuits in court, accusing him of violating corporate ethics in obtaining loans from VEB and Roselhozbanke and actually trying to oust founder "Eurodon" out of business.

As a result, serious scandal erupted with suspicions that the "A1" attempts to capture raider "Eurodon", which was forced to intervene, even the Governor of the Rostov region. At the end of February 2016 on charges of attempting to seize property by fraud group of companies "Eurodon" was arrested former director of the Department of Natural Resources VEB Ilgiz Valitov. Almost at the same time, the "A1" and VEB sold his stake in the company of Benaiah. Experts were quick to announce that these events are linked, and suggested that Vinokourov was originally purchased the package "Eurodon" for Valitova. It is unlikely that the accusations of destabilizing the operation of large agricultural holdings and raiding in other people's interests - that the management of "Alfa Group" expects from Alexandre Vinokourov.

Do not put on that

While Vinokourov remains at his post, but, according to some sources, already - low and start preparing to make the next jump. According to sources, he did not even hesitate to discuss the shareholders and managers of "Alfa-Group" Mikhail Fridman and German Khan behind them and complain that the owners of the group did not fulfill a promise to allocate "A1" money for investment. Savvy businessmen and managers Fridman and Khan are well aware that Vinokourov clearly can not concentrate on any project, because only busy person. That there is a fascination with investment banker running, which is why he got the new nickname "Olimpionik" - like its namesake, the famous marathoner.

Here are just a pointless race business is not acceptable. If Vinokourov assess the results of activities in "A1" in the bottom line, it turns out that the best thing he managed to reduce the number of employees from 135 to 90. When Vinokourov was almost completely replaced by the composition of the managing directors, the company closed the division of Ukraine and a number of projects. New, thus, practically does not appear.

In addition, according to sources, their actions create for Vinokurov "Alfa" all the more problems by putting "time bomb" in the form of participation in various conflicts from the perspective of corporate blackmail. For example, the conflict has been simmering in the Russian online merchants auto parts. The company "A1" to protect the interests of a group of shareholders, who can not divide the assets with the principal owner Vladislav Domoratskim. He, too, has offered to buy 50% stake in the company at an inflated price of $ 25 million, and it can be assumed that, following refusal by thumb scheme Domoratskogo lawsuits can be filed against him.

Also, the "A1" on the side of the heirs of the founder of the company "Cinelab" Dmitry Buravleva, which other co-owners do not accept the shareholder. As the interlocutor of the agency noted, knowing Vinokourov style, there is a danger that in the end all the participants of the conflict will remain with nothing, and accused "Alfa Group" in raiding.

One of the recent high-profile examples of corporate blackmail with threats from "A1" was involved in the conflict of shareholders of Russia's largest Internet retailer "Yulmart". Co-owner Michael Vasinkevich company tried to force their partners to buy out his share of the retailer's overpriced. When they refused, Vasinkevich handed over his package of "A1", and lawyers Vinokourov began to block the decision of the board and try to assign "his" general director. In the end, the attack on "Yulmart" choked - the controlling shareholder initiated the procedure managed bankruptcy. In fact, it was the only way out, despite the fact that delayed the planned output for an IPO.

As market participants have suggested, aiming to "Yulmart" Vinokurov hoped to combine this asset with, As well as resource, and create a major Internet Holding. But, apparently, this fantasy will not be realized.

Problem zyatek

Vinokourov himself, it seems, failures and future threats not to notice - maybe because the President of "A1" corny mired in their own ambitions and financial interests. It is said that 50 years of trying to make a huge fortune, is now a young investment banker even stopped to pay attention to his wife, leaving all the energy of yang in the search for a new warm place and above all profitable. He has already prepared itself in changing the face of Andrei Tyasto - a former senior partner "Rosbilding" known aggressive on the mergers and acquisitions market. Old-timers "A1" say Tyasto as Vinokourov, for serious business, "not of the stuff."

The aim of the Vinokourov in 2017, according to some, is a "jump" in the sphere of management of state assets. And here all hope he once again on a test, of course, if in the next few years of his own family situation will remain stable. Now the investment banker is waiting for the annual bonus in the "A1" and hopes that then Sergei Lavrov can attach it to the state corporation "Rostec". Vinokourov is aiming at a relatively new but very promising from a financial point of view, the investment arm of "PT Business Development", led by Andrey Korobov. It is assumed that this department among other things will be the integrator of large commodity projects including the markets of India, China and Japan, and its assets are already at the end of 2016 could grow to more than $ 1.5 billion.

Desire Vinokourov get into "Rostec" there is another, except the intention to gain access to the management of the budget money, the explanation - with his father he owns "Genfa", which is engaged in distribution and localization of drugs. And "Genfy", in turn, has a joint venture with a subsidiary of Rostec - National immunobiological company, which the government decree until 2020 granted the status of a single state drug supplier against tuberculosis, HIV, viral hepatitis and blood products.

Generally, super profitable pharmaceutical business Vinokourov takes so seriously that it has been suggested that they intend to make a redistribution of this market. Confirmation of this - the seizure of the company "SIA International" of the late Igor Rudensk. Recall his successors found themselves in a difficult financial situation due to the bankruptcy of "Nota-Bank." Formally Lavrov in-law engaged in financial recovery of the company, but at the same time, an information campaign was launched against Rudensk family. As a result, at the beginning of February 2016 Vinokurov on the rights of private investors bought shares "SIA International", after which she flunked the courts of Moscow and St. Petersburg claims to the other participants in the pharmaceutical market. As a result - a big problem arose in the pharmacy network "Pharmacor" - its business can be destroyed. Also, 43.6 million rubles Vinokurov needs with "status Farm", which owns the pharmacy chain "Heart". The searches, which took place this spring in "36.6", some experts have also been associated with Vinokourov.

For the implementation of the plans for the construction of large-scale business money "Russian Technologies" will be more than welcome. Ready whether the State so just leave them? After all, cooperation with Vinokourov can go sideways, and even the federal minister will not help, not to mention the fact that his reputation will suffer. Especially given the recent high-profile corruption scandals. The latter fact can be considered as a warning "Rostec" against hasty personnel decisions. Who are the persons involved in scandals of some officials, and tomorrow - can become a state corporation, and then testing will affect not only the facts of corruption and nepotism.

Source: Rucriminal