The case is closed: how the founders of Russian companies went out of business

February 16, as part of the Sochi investment forum, the founder of the Magnit chain of stores announced the sale of a 29.1% stake in VTB Group. The businessman explained his decision by saying that "investors do not quite see the future as a founder". As the founders of Russian companies went out of business - in the review of RBC.
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Dmitry Zimin and VimpelCom

In May 2001, Zimin sold most of his stake in VimpelCom to Alfa Group. Leaving the company, he remained her honorary president and engaged in the popularization of science, founded the foundation "Dynasty". "I decided that it's just as important to finish a business as it is to start it on time," Zimin explained his decision. - I gave a solemn vow in the presence of my family and friends that I would no longer engage in business and not hold managerial positions. "

In 2015, the Ministry of Justice included Zimin's fund in the register of foreign agents. In October of the same year, the Dynasty suspended its work. During the existence of the fund allocated more than 2.5 billion rubles. to support Russian education and science.

Yuri Milner and Group

Within two years after the holding of the IPO of the Group holding in 2010, three founders of the company - Grigory Finger, Mikhail Vinchel and Yuri Milner - came out of his capital (pictured). Milner's departure from the company experts associated with the entrepreneur's desire to focus on investment in foreign Internet companies.

Igor Yakovlev and "Eldorado"

In August 2011, the founder of the network "Eldorado" Igor Yakovlev got rid of his share in the company. Then the entire shareholding of Yakovlev was transferred to the Czech PPF group, which became a co-owner of the network in 2009, by signing an agreement on converting the portion of the loan given to Eldorado into a controlling interest in the company. Sources "b" claimed that the transaction amount was $ 625 million.

In December 2016 it became known that 100% of the network of home appliances from PPF was purchased by the group "Safmar" Mikhail Gutseriev.

Artem Bektemirov, Sergey Krivosheev and pharmacy chain "36.6"

In February 2014 the founders of the pharmacy chain "36.6" Artem Bektemirov and Sergey Krivosheev sold their shares to the structures of the co-owner of the Moscow Credit Bank Roman Avdeev. The cost of 47% of the company was valued at an amount close to 909.52 million rubles.

During the crisis of the end of zero, the company faced serious financial problems, which was called as one of the reasons for the founders' departure from capital.

Pavel Durov and VKontakte

In April 2014 the founder of VKontakte, Pavel Durov, left the position of the head of the company. A few months earlier it became known that he sold his stake to the general director of MegaFon, Ivan Tavrin. Durov explained his withdrawal by the fact that his freedom of action was significantly reduced due to the events "following the change in the shareholder of the social network." Then, two of its co-founders, Lev Leviev and Vyacheslav Mirilashvili, sold a 48% stake in United Capital Partners to Ilya Shcherbovich. Durov said that they can not find a common language with the new shareholders, because "they prefer to act solely by the method of threats and pressure." After leaving "VKontakte" Durov concentrated on the development of the messenger Telegram.

Andrei Romanenko and QIWI

In June 2017, the founder of the QIWI payment system, Andrei Romanenko, sold his share of the company's shares and left the board of directors. "I am no longer a member of the board of directors and shareholder of QIWI. Has left for memory only one action. I will watch from afar for the success of the company! "- he said. Romanenko noted that he plans to invest only in those companies where he takes "active participation in the management / selection of investment objects".

Yuri Pripachkin and "Akado"

In July 2017, his share in the company sold the founder of the Internet provider Akado Yuri Pripachkin. The buyer was one of the structures of the holding company "Renova" Viktor Vekselberg. Partnership with Pripachkin was comfortable for Renova, but the founder of Akado decided to concentrate on his own project, said board member of Renova Andrey Shtorh. The experts estimated 25% of Akado shares at approximately 6.4-8.5 billion rubles.

Alexey Nikitin and "Yulmart"

In March 2016, the founder of the Internet retailer "Yulmart" left its founder Alexei Nikitin. Having founded the company in 2008, he was its sole owner until 2010. In March 2017 it was reported that Nikitin became a figurant of the criminal case on non-payment of taxes by Yulmart in a particularly large amount. In December of last year it became known that the criminal case was closed due to the fact that "the damage caused to the budgetary system of the Russian Federation as a result of the crime was reimbursed in full."

In February 2018, Sergei Galitsky announced the sale to the VTB Group of 29.1% of the shares he founded in 1994, the company "Magnet". According to him, the decision was not easy. "But nothing lasts forever. The impetus was that investors do not quite see the future as a founder. I do not have to stand across the process, if investors want change, they have to get it, "Galitsky said. The transaction amounted to 138 billion rubles.