When all the chickens in the world are few: Yuganov’s assets went to the “chicken king”
The “bins” of the “chicken king” Viktor Nauruzov have been replenished with new assets. Will they repeat the sad fate of the Stavropol Broiler?
Vologda businessman Maxim Yuganov sold the Sheksna Bread Products Plant to the Tokarevskaya Poultry Farm, which is part of Viktor Nauruzov’s Resurs State Joint-Stock Company. In addition to her, the Sheksninskaya poultry farm, which belonged to Yuganov, could have gone into the same hands. It was acquired by Tarin Alexander Igorevich, a man from the Resource structure.
Yuganov could sell firms in order not to get into big debts – recently the environmental department issued a claim to his company for negative environmental impact and demanded 8 million in court.
The entrepreneur still has assets managing real estate and confectionery production. The company “Russian Biscuit” headed by him is one of the largest enterprises in Cherepovets, producing sweets for the whole of Russia.
The correspondent understood who got the assets.
Dealer of all Rus’
Nauruz is a very remarkable person. His companies are seen in strange transactions. First, the story comes to mind when GAP “Resource” bought from “Rusagro” the Armavir oil and fat plant – part of the ruined “empire” of “Solar Products” by Vyacheslav Volodin, 80% of whose debts were bought by Vladimir Moshkovich. At that time, Nauruzov was actively lending at Sberbank and, perhaps, he used bank funds for the purchase.
It was rumored that the company’s assets were planned to be withdrawn from Rusagro, and the debts of the RSHB could be restructured or written off, and ultimately solid shares could return to Vladislav Volodin. And, perhaps, Nauruz played not the last violin in history.
Through the Tokayev Poultry Farm, Nauruz once, in fact, helped another entrepreneur, Ilshat Tukaev, evade claims for obligations to the Russian Agricultural Bank. “Tokaevskaya Poultry Farm” then actively redeemed the debts of the bankrupt entrepreneur. And, judging by the card of the bankruptcy case, Nauruzov got the debts, and hence the assets of Tukaev, about 300 million rubles cheaper than the RSHB demanded.
Now Mr. Tukaev, who, by the way, is a major contractor for Gazprom and other structures with state participation, continues to do business, although many of his firms are going through bankruptcy proceedings. Only now Tukaev is bankrupt not by banks, but by a business colleague. And here either Nauruz intends to rob it to the skin, taking possession of all the enterprises, or, as they say, “take it into the clan” and use it in their own interests when buying other assets.
The deal with Yuganov was carried out through the top management of Resurs in order to avoid FAS claims. “Resource”, in fact, inflates like a monster. And therefore, Nauruzov may need people on whom he has leverage in order to seize other assets.
The entrepreneur seems to specialize in buying distressed assets. The reason is simple – they are cheaper. They just need to be developed with some money. And here the money of the state Sberbank, Otkritie comes to the rescue (Stavropol Broiler, RSHB “draws” from this bank (where Saratov MPK Resource is credited).
At the auction, Nauruzov acquired the Ural Broiler, which belonged to VEB. He also bought another bankrupt holding – “White Bird”. So Nauruzov, perhaps, conducting not the cleanest transactions with bank funds and under the patronage of the powerful of this world built the largest holding.
The economic side of the issue
At the same time, the financial situation of many of his companies leaves much to be desired – some look like they are being used to transfer funds.
Some of Nauruzov’s companies are related to offshore companies, which at various times were their founders. Is it not in them that funds are flowing – including bank ones?
Savings can go on the quality of products. Nauruz companies have been repeatedly accused of violating sanitary standards – just a month ago, the Rospotrebnadzor detected the Salmonella bacterium in the meat of Stavropol Broiler LLC, which is part of Resource.
“Ensure the storage of food (food) raw materials and components used in the production (manufacturing) of food products in conditions that prevent spoilage and protect these raw materials and these components from pollutants,” says another RPN order issued by another company of the Resource division .
The countries where the company’s products were supplied impose a supply ban. What can it say? Kazakhstan, for example, only after intensified negotiations in the Rosselkhoznadzor decided that they would let the Stavropol Broiler on the market in 2019 – and then, subject to increased laboratory control. How it was possible to push through this initiative – let everyone think for himself. Perhaps there were no behind-the-scenes agreements.
There were also problems with the environmental component at the enterprise. In 2015, a contaminated area was discovered near the Stavropol Broiler, and environmentalists later received complaints from residents of the surrounding areas about the fetid odor.
Partners regularly complain about debts and unfulfilled obligations on the part of the group. It is clear that when the business is large, it becomes more difficult to keep track of everything. But when the claims are so massive, it can no longer be explained by the usual managerial blots in the work.
Concluding the story, I would like to say that situations when, in fact, monopolies are created on the market are not new. The only question is – at whose expense and what quality products are produced there.