The agricultural complex began to actively grow from 2001 to 2018, when Alexander Tkachev first served as governor of the region, and then head of the federal ministry of agriculture. According to Forbes, over this time period, the land bank of the agricultural complex increased from 80 thousand hectares to 650 thousand hectares (during the time when Mr. Tkachev was sitting in the ministerial chair in 2015–2018, the land area increased by 150 thousand hectares). The largest transactions concluded by the holding were the acquisition in 2014 of Wimm-Bill-Dann five farms with a total area of 30 thousand hectares and 40 thousand hectares of GK Sever of Kuban, which was previously controlled by the Tsapkov gang. Among the recent acquisitions is the purchase in the current year of the Adyghe NJSC Kievo-Zhuraki AIC and two bakeries: OJSC Slavyansky KHP and OJSC Poltava KHP.
According to Vedomosti's research, most often the agro-complex through intermediaries acquired the assets of failed companies, which were delivered to him several times cheaper than the estimated value. The change of owners led to a change of creditors, the main of which were Sberbank and Rosselkhozbank, which issued Agrocomplex and the companies included in it, judging by their reports, 10-year loans maturing in 2024-2026. In addition, according to RBC Krasnodar, in 2017 the Agrocomplex named after NI Tkacheva became the largest recipient of subsidies in the Kuban to reimburse part of the interest rate on investment loans. The Commission for Coordination of Crediting Issues of the AIC of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation approved seven applications to the company. Subsidies were subject to loans totaling more than 1.1 billion rubles. The size of the subsidies was not reported.
Often the media suspected the management of the holding company to use the administrative resource in consolidating the land. In particular, as Forbes wrote, in the fall of 2005, the Kristall plant of the Russian Sugar Company in Vyselki was surrounded by temporary traffic police posts, which simply did not allow trucks with beets to enter the plant. In fact, the work of Kristall was stopped, and later six administrative cases were initiated against it. In March 2006, the plant moved Agrocomplex them. N.I. Tkachev.
Analyst GC "Finam" Alexey Korenev said huge debt Agrocomplex with a relatively small revenue. “The debt significantly exceeds both the company's revenue and the value of its assets. Interest payable, amounting to 10.5 billion rubles. in 2017 and 9.6 billion rubles. in 2018, just huge for this amount of revenue. With such a debt burden, business profitability is out of the question. A little more, and the agrocomplex will begin to devour its own capital. The only thing that could save the agro-firm is to obtain soft loans at ultra-low rates, which will allow restructuring the debt and reduce the burden of debt service, ”the expert said.