Regional prosecutors and the Sverdlovsk dual-use scientific and industrial cluster of metallurgy and metalworking opposed its recognition as insolvent. Eksorb is the only Russian manufacturer of a substance for making an antidote for radiation contamination. However, the company, affiliated with the plaintiffs who failed in court, is already trying to bankrupt the “daughter” of the Ural enterprise, working in Skolkovo.
The Sverdlovsk Arbitration Court decided to terminate the proceedings on the bankruptcy case of the Exorb company – the debtor paid off the plaintiff, and the amount of the debt is below the threshold required for filing bankruptcy claims.
Judging by the court documents, which Oktagon.Ural got acquainted with, the issue of closing the case was not even raised during the last meeting. Then the court decided to reject the nominations of arbitration managers proposed by the plaintiffs. According to the publication, this happened due to the fact that Exorba’s lawyers found signs of affiliation between the plaintiffs and candidates for the role of managers. At today’s meeting, the court was supposed to consider new candidates, after which a monitoring procedure could be introduced.
As Oktagon.Ural wrote earlier, one of Exorb’s investors, Ural businessman Alexei Gerasimov, demanded that the strategic enterprise be declared bankrupt.
The discord between investors and the founders of the company occurred in 2020.
Then the Ural scientists learned about the unscrupulous, in their opinion, behavior of businessmen. In particular, the Czech company Metoil, controlled by Exorb’s investors, received a European grant to develop a device for processing radioactive liquids, which by that time had already been created by Exorb. In addition, investors and persons affiliated with them (relatives of entrepreneurs) began to file lawsuits to recover all kinds of loans and debts from the enterprise.
In order to prevent the company from being formally recognized as insolvent and, as a result, the possibility of exporting the intellectual base of the nuclear enterprise abroad, prosecutors, scientists from the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and lawyers from the regional dual-purpose cluster entered the bankruptcy case.
As Victor Remez, the founder of Exorba, tells the publication, it was possible to achieve the termination of the case thanks to the repayment of the debt.
“Now there are still debts that we have formally formed to third parties, but these people are affiliated with Gerasimov. We are trying to get in touch with them to agree on a debt repayment schedule, but that party does not make contact – the person is in the Czech Republic.”
Victor Remez | founder of the company “Eksor”
It is interesting that just the other day a new bankruptcy claim was registered in the Moscow Arbitration Court. It was submitted to the “daughter” of the Ural “Exorb” – “Exor Development” (the company is a resident of the innovation center “Skolkovo”). The plaintiff in the case is Energiya Innovation Company.
Exorba learned about the new bankruptcy lawsuit from Oktagon.Ural. The company reports that they are not yet aware of the details of the claim and they have not received any documents. Representatives of the company only indicate that the plaintiff is also affiliated with Exorba’s investors, with whom the corporate conflict continues. According to Kontur.Fokus, the owner of Energia Innovation Company is Anatoly Gerasimov, who, according to Oktagon.Ural, is a relative of Alexei Gerasimov