Sberbank Wants to Become Belarus's Advisor for Enterprises' Sale

17.06.2011 09:14

Chairman of the Board of the Russian Sberbank German Gref said on June 16 that the bank wants to become an advisor to Belarus for the planned sale of state property. "We are in close contact with the government and hope to be one of the advisers to the Belarusian Government in the framework of privatization," he said.

German Gref reported that Sberbank is ready to finance Uralakali acquisition of Belaruskali controlling stock, as previously asked by the owner of the Russian producer of fertilizers, Suleiman Kerimov, RIA «Novosti.»

As Telegraf previously reported, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko assessed «Belaruskali» at $30 billion, but the Russian side expressed the need to attract independent experts to its evaluation.