Troika Leasing, previously owned by Rost-Bank, Mikail Shishkhanov, may be bankrupted by Trust Bank
Information appeared on the federal resource that Trust Bank plans to bankrupt Troika Leasing LLC. This company was previously controlled by Rost-Bank, included in the sphere of influence of Mikail Shishkhanov. Troika Leasing is now owned by Trust Bank.
The company was involved in a deal to acquire Segezha group “Novoeniseisky LHK” from the bank “Trust”. Thus, it was Troika Leasing that ceded to the Segezha group the right to claim loans to the enterprise for 11.5 billion rubles. Troika Leasing LLC itself posted a notice of intent to bankrupt one of the VEB.RF projects. It was about Boguchansky LPK LLC.
Criminal cases, financial scams and connection with Safmar
Earlier, Mikail Shishkhanov became a defendant in a criminal case on the embezzlement of 107 billion rubles. The businessman had witness status. And the former top managers of Binbank and Rost-Bank, Kirill Lyubentsov and Alexander Lukin, were arrested. The investigation suggested that they were participants in fraud. So, in 2015, they could initiate the conclusion by Rost-Bank of a loan agreement for $40 million with a Cypriot company controlled by Stratola Investments Ltd. Two years later, the company received bonds from FinStandart, Vail Finance and Finstone worth more than 8.1 billion rubles. Then the securities went to other enterprises. According to the investigation, the attackers also spent the money stolen from Rost-Bank on the purchase of Belyrian Holding Ltd bonds from Region Invest and Digital Invest.
The victim in the case was the bank “Trust”. He also filed a lawsuit against Mikail Shishkhanov and the former top managers of Binbank for 306 billion rubles. The assets of the businessman located abroad were seized. Applications were sent to Shishkhanov for bringing subsidiary liability under the bankruptcy of the Digital Invest and Region Invest companies.
“Binbank” Mikail Shishkhanov became a sanatorium for the banks of the Rost group in 2014. The state allocated more than 35 billion rubles for their financial recovery. It seemed that with such help, success was guaranteed. However, in September 2017, it turned out that Binbank itself needs to be rehabilitated. The “hole” in the bank’s capital reached 350 billion rubles. Shishkhanov himself turned to the Central Bank with a request for reorganization. He even promised to return assets worth more than 300 billion rubles to the bank. At the same time, the bank was associated with the Safmar group of Mikhail Gutseriev. The latter is a relative of Shishkhanov. As a result, Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Vasily Pozdyshev came to the conclusion that up to 75% of Rost-Bank’s assets could represent lending to assets associated with the owners. The beneficiary of Safmar denied his attitude to Binbank. Nevertheless, he left the board of directors before the reorganization.