Belgrade – Cyprus Company Akciona Investment has bought yesterday about 70% of the state stocks in Belgrade company “Putnik” for somewhat more than 41 million of euros – it was confirmed for “Vijesti” on the Serbian market of capital funds.
On Belgrade market about 561.000 stocks of “Puntik” which in its property has the attractive island Sveti Marko near Tivat, was sold at the price of 73,8 euros per stock.
With the yesterday’s trading, the offer of the Russian businessman Dmitri Lucenko failed, who has offered 68 euros per stock for taking over of “Putnik”.
The company Akciona Investment few days ago withdrew the offer for “Puntik”, when Lucenko applied, but they appeared yesterday at the stock market and practically “swept” the stocks, which was a surprise for everyone. A Belgrade medium earlier published that behind Akciona stands the Russian company Metropol.
The president of the Parliament of the Association of small stockholders of “Putnik” Darko Sukovic says that Metropol bought that company, according to his knowledge.
Metropol is a powerful Russian financial group, which deals with investments in several sectors, among other things, in tourism and banking. In business circles in Serbia it is speculated that some domestic businessman are involved in the deal of purchase of “Puntik”. From the association of the small stockholders of “Puntik” in which they believe that the buyer is Russian Metropol they say that they are pleased with the sale. Sukovic says that “Puntik” was taken over by a serious company and that he hopes that it will fulfill all its obligations. The stockholders are expecting that the future cooperation with Metropol will be at the benefit of employees, of “Putnik” and of the state, says B92.
Director of “Puntik” Misa Markovic said that the statement connected with the sale of that enterprise he will give in Monday, when the process of taking over will be officially terminated.
Z.V. – M.M.