Glitter and poverty of the gold digger Alexander Nesis

Where a businessman puts money.
The authorities of the Khabarovsk Territory signed a cooperation agreement with the company Polymetal. Its general director is Vitaly Nesis, and the main shareholders are his brother Alexander Nesis and Alexander Mamut. The largest owner is Alexander Nesis, with 27 percent of the company's shares.

Nesis plans to invest almost 30 million rubles in various kinds of social projects in the Far Eastern region. True, at the same time, "Polymetals" do not want "one-way streets".

In response, the company is asking for tax breaks from the Khabarovsk government. In general, friendship is friendship, and money must always be considered. What will be these tax concessions, not yet decided.

But the distrustful market participants are thinking, and will not the combined benefits themselves cover the promised investments themselves? This situation is quite real, knowing the business acumen of Mr. Nesis.

Where's the money?

Polymetal Company is a major player in Russian business. It occupies a leading position in the mining of silver and gold. For example, in terms of gold production, the company ranks second in Russia.

More than a quarter of the precious metals produced by the company are traded on the London Stock Exchange. Its authorized capital is simply off-scale, but the financial performance is all the more surprising. In the past 5 years, they have fallen steadily and today are in negative retaliation.


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Data on financial indicators of JSC "Polymetal" are given on the basis of financial statements for 2012-2017.

Firstly, how to invest in social programs with such "successes", as in the Khabarovsk Territory? And the second question that sober-minded market participants ask is, where can the money from Polymetal's production activities go?

Here you can make a few assumptions. For example, it is known that Nesis, as, in fact, Mamut, were the major shareholders of Otkritie Bank. Today it is known that the credit organization went bankrupt and ceased to exist.

Didn’t the “Discovery” turn out to be a “laundering” structure, where the precious metals mining company could be pumped? Now it’s hard to find. But it was quite a place to be.

As was the case with the transfer of money to other companies to which Mr. Nesis was involved. According to various sources, a businessman is listed as an owner of at least more than a dozen firms. Through them, you can also skip revenue and profit. After all, it is impossible to imagine that Polymetal, with its frantic turnovers, had no financial return!

The largest asset is the ICT group, which is owned by Alexander Nesis. ICT (registered on offshore Cyprus), owned more than 9 percent of the assets of Discovery and became the founder of one of the most successful companies - United Carriage Building Company (UWC). That, too, is not doing well. Although through its subsidiary company EAST, it carries out commercial railway transportation with a wagon fleet of more than 13 thousand units.

As a result of the struggle for a more favorable position, UWC actually drove the Uralvagonzavod enterprise out of a niche for the production of railway cars. But there is no money either. Where are they? Is it on a sunny island in the Aegean Sea?

By the way, the main asset of UWC is the Tikhvin Railway Car Building Plant in the Leningrad Region. The company enjoys extensive privileges from the state.

Only in the first couple of years after the start of work (the new plant) he received more than 7 billion rubles from state structures. Where does such love come from? Evil tongues say in a low voice that Alexander Nesis has a sweet life because of his close relationship with the "powers of the world." It seems that he was friends with the all-powerful man in government Arkady Dvorkovich. Which at one time oversaw the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

However, if you remember again not the best indicators of UWC, it is worth noting that ICT financed it along the path of least resistance. Simply put, actively using borrowed funds.

As a result, according to the annual accounts for 2017, the company's debts amount to 105.8 billion rubles. The company's bank loans account for 82.1 billion rubles. Debt / EBITDA ratio at the end of 2017 is at the level of 8.9 billion.

As you can see, Alexander Nesis is a very versatile businessman. In its interests not only gold and railway cars. Not a businessman to engage in commercial real estate.

Today, ICT Group owns 29% of shares in O1 Properties, a Moscow development company that manages 14 class A and B + business centers with a total area of ​​517.5 thousand m2.

In addition to mining gold and silver, Nesis produces other minerals. For example, he bought himself an Eastern Mining Company, which extracts brown coal on Sakhalin and has its own port terminal there.

More "high matter" in business is telecommunication technology. In this business segment, Nesis has large assets in Italy, Bangladesh and Peru. And it seems that things are going pretty well in these areas.

So, Alexander Nesis has much to do with the money received from the extraction of precious metals (they are mostly mined in Kolyma, in the Magadan region). And to engage in social projects, such as helping the government of the Khabarovsk Territory, is likely to have something.

Only, and here "Polymetal", judging by the official statements, breathing incense?