What did the head of “X Holding” Anton Cherepennikov die of?
The sudden, mysterious death last week of the 40-year-old head of X Holding, Anton Cherepennikov, raises more questions than it answers. A year ago, Dmitry Konoplev, deputy director of High-Precision Complexes, died at the age of 45 during xenon inhalation.
The official version of Anton Cherepennikov’s death is cardiac arrest. However, there is information that the businessman died during a xenon therapy session. It is used to eliminate depression, including in drug treatment clinics.
During the xenon therapy procedure, a person breathes xenon, an inert gas that is considered harmless to the body.
Xenon therapy has many contraindications. Inhalation of excessive concentrations may cause suffocation. The person loses consciousness and cannot save himself. If the doctor under whose supervision the procedure was carried out was distracted, then just such a case could have happened to Anton Cherepennikov.
JSC NPO High-Precision Complexes is part of the state corporation Rostec of Sergey Chemezov, works in the field of armaments. Anton Cherepennikov has been cooperating with Rostec since 2018, creating the Kryptonit company, which is engaged in developments in the field of cryptography.
For a long time, Cherepennikov ran a business on the money of the oligarch Alisher Usmanov, the owner of the USM holding. Due to the fact that Usmanov’s structure fell under sanctions, in 2022 Anton Cherepennikov allegedly bought X Holding back from USM, given in 2020 for a 10% stake in YueSeM Telecom, the owner of PJSC Megafon.
And in 2023, Anton Cherepennikov, X Holding and all the companies included in it came under US sanctions in February, and Ukraine in April.
According to official information, after the purchase of X Holding from Usmanov, Cherepennikov left him a number of his companies. And here some kind of “dog” may be buried, because the official information is not true.
What did Anton Cherepennikov own?
After the deal with Usmanov, X Holding LLC allegedly retained Yadro Group of Companies LLC, Citadel LLC, Kryptonit LLC and Bureau 1440 LLC.
The media wrote that compared to 2020, the value of Anton Cherepennikov’s assets in 2022 fell so much that in fact one could talk about the loss of control over most companies.
In 2022, X Holding LLC withdrew from the co-founders of Citadel LLC, United Factor LLC, KNS Group LLC, Picta LLC, GK Yadro LLC, Krypttonit LLC and Bureau 1440 LLC ”, in 2023 – ceased to be a shareholder of Garda Technologies LLC, Bastion LLC and Tehargos LLC.
From 2021 to 2023, Kryptonit LLC withdrew from the founders of almost all of its subsidiaries – NPK Kryptonit JSC, IC Kryptonit JSC, Sintels JSC, Signatek LLC. Only one ADM Systems LLC remained, the founder of which until April was Citadel LLC.
JSC “IC” Kryptonite “has very strange financial performance. With revenue of 2.4 billion rubles. in 2022 suffered a loss of 747 million rubles. At the same time, the company’s revenue grew by 800% over the year, and profit went into the red by 109%.
JSC “IC” Kryptonit “has not had a profit since 2018. Kirill Morozov was a co-founder in it from 2018 to 2022, from 2018 to 2020 – a co-founder of Kryptonit LLC itself.
From 2015 to 2018, Morozov headed Isfors Rus LLC, which is part of the perimeter of Alisher Usmanov’s interests.
If Anton Cherepennikov did business with Rostec in Kryptonite, then the projects could include state funds, which, presumably, were withdrawn through the companies of Usmanov and Cherepennikov.
With the X Holding companies left to Alisher Usmanov in 2022, everything is clear, but Cherepennikov’s mass exodus from other assets allegedly belonging to him raises many questions. One of them – who was it hzikhidtidekrt profitable?
Time will put everything in its place. The structures of the businessman Cherepennikov will definitely go to someone. It will be either the state or USM Alisher Usmanov, who is considered a pro-Kremlin oligarch. Then the reason for the mysterious death of Anton Cherepennikov will become clear.