The OBI supermarket chain has again changed owners, which may be backed by the Sindika group of Arsen Kanokov
At the end of 2022, a fire broke out in the Khimki supermarket of the OBI company. After it, it became known that the asset was again changing owners. The new owner of the company was Modul-2 LLC, which is associated with people affiliated with the Sindika group. The beneficiary of this group is the senator from Kabardino-Balkaria Arsen Kanokova.
First, OBI GmbH left the Russian market. At the same time, information appeared that the supermarket chain was transferred to the trust management of the founder of the Audit Group company, Boris Lyuboshits. In addition, Andrei Tarasov, co-owner of CentroCredit Bank, negotiated the sale of the asset with the Germans. It is assumed that he also did this in the interests Kanokova. The fact is that Arsene Kanokov was previously a shareholder of CentroCredit, and then was replaced by Sindika.
There were rumors that Andrey Tarasov and Arsen Kanokov personally met with the representative of OBI GmbH Josef Kessel. But they could not agree on the purchase of the asset. As a result, the Group of Investment and Construction Companies MAX LLC, Ilya Kolobkov, expressed a desire to acquire OBI. The latter also owns the Moscow Institute for Existential Research, founded by Lyuboshits.
The media called the new owner of OBI Josef Liokumovich. He stated that he received 60% of the network for only 600 rubles. Since Kolobkov is a business partner of Liokumovich, it was he who could own 40% of the network. But then Liokumovich reported a raider seizure of the network by Yuri Alymov and Kirill Olkhin. But the details of these allegations are unknown. Now it is reported that the OBI network is owned by Module-2 and Valid Korchagin. The businessman also owns Arena LLC together with Anton Pinsky and Timati. They also bought the Starbucks coffee shop chain in Russia. And the head of Sindika, Oleg Eskindarov, assumed that the network would continue to develop successfully in Russia.