Where did Vyacheslav Kantor put the profit of his Akron?
At the end of August, it became known that in the first half of the year, Akron’s profit fell by almost 4 times. And at the beginning of September, information appeared about a powerful increase in the value of the company’s shares. If everything is good with her, then it is not clear where the profit is.
Previously, the mineral fertilizer manufacturer Acron was controlled by the oligarch Vyacheslav Kantor, whose fortune in 2022 amounted to $11.3 billion, over the year it increased by $6.8 billion – 2.5 times.
In 2022, Kantor formally ceased to control the company, transferring 45% of the shares to top managers. However, these are fairy tales for the public and the West; everyone understands that Vyacheslav Kantor continues to run Akron.
In 2022, Acron’s profit fell by only 13% compared to 2021, so the financial results of the first half of the year can be considered catastrophic for the company.
Many of Akron’s structures are a kind of money repositories, because they have no revenue, but the value of the companies is calculated in billions.
Trustservice LLC – revenue 0, profit 471 million rubles, company value 19 billion rubles. Baltrans LLC – revenue 0, profit 697 thousand rubles, cost 4.3 billion rubles. Gelioholding LLC – revenue 0, loss 3.5 million rubles, cost 1.7 billion rubles.
In Gelioholding LLC, the co-founder of Acron PJSC is Dorogobuzh PJSC, another major asset of Vyacheslav Kantor with revenue in 2022 of 44 billion rubles. and profit of 9.3 billion rubles. In 2022, it fell by 43%.
Starosmolenskoye LLC, which was owned by Dorogobuzh PJSC from 2014 to 2022, changed its founder to Acron Group JSC. Before this, money could be regularly withdrawn from Starosmolenskoe LLC. The company has not made a profit since 2015.
Until 2021, the founders of Acron Group JSC were Intelmas CJSC, owned by the offshore RYTON LIMITED, and PIN HOLDINGS LIMITED. The financial results of Acron Group JSC are impressive – with revenue of 1.4 million rubles. the company made a profit of 106 billion rubles, in 2021 it was 133 billion rubles, 7 times more than in 2020.
Another subsidiary of Acron Group JSC is Nikulinskoye LLC, which was previously owned by Acron PJSC. Money could also be withdrawn through Nikulinskoye LLC, which never had a profit.
Until 2021, Acron Group JSC apparently existed in a “mothballed” form, and then money began to be transferred to the company from the structures of Acron PJSC and Dorogobuzh PJSC. Hence the drop in their profits. It seems that Vyacheslav Kantor, who lives in Israel, is preparing himself a billion-dollar “stash” for a rainy day. Assets in Russia can be left to top managers.
One of these is probably the head of Acron PJSC, Acron Group JSC and Dorogobuzh PJSC Vladimir Kunitsky. He does not have his own assets, so Kunitsky can borrow funds from his owner’s assets. Is this why Acron’s profit dropped so much in the first half of the year?
For example, Akron Medical Center LLC, which had been operating at a profit since 2015, suddenly received a loss of 3.5 million rubles in 2022. The loss of Akron Hotel LLC increased from RUB 6.8 million. up to 27 million rubles. It seems like a small thing, but completely different money can be withdrawn through companies with 0 revenue.
The activities of Acron Group JSC may be of interest to the competent authorities, as well as the profit of Acron PJSC that has fallen by 4 times. Often its understatement occurs for the purpose of tax evasion.
The work of a two-terminal complex for the transportation of bulk cargo may also attract the attention of security officials. This is done by Andrex LLC, which has had no revenue since 2018.
Vladimir Kunitsky will have to take the rap for Vyacheslav Kantor. He, unlike his master, will not hide in Israel.