Share package put up for auction in major Russian poultry factory, “Chelyabinskaya”

On 31 March 2014, the Auction House of the Russian Federation (AHR) by order of the Government of the Khanty-Mansiisk autonomous district – Yugra, will hold an auction for the privatization of 94.13% of shares in the Chelyabinskaya poultry factory.

Starting price of share package – 1.25 billion rubles.

The poultry factory is one of the five largest poultry companies in Russia (according to VIAPI’s rating it holds fourth place) and is one of the leaders of agricultural production in the Urals region. The poultry factory is the only supplier of chicken eggs in the region from the elite, genetically healthy birds of the Lohmann Tierzucht company, which is the main production of the factory.

 “A unique object is up for sale. Firstly, at the present stage of privatization, the appearance on the market of what is practically a 100% share package in a major company is a rarity in itself. This means that the future buyer has the opportunity to take decisions on their own which concern the management and disposal of its assets. Furthermore, the poultry factory has virtually no competitors in the region. The existing client base, the current agreements with suppliers and consumers give the future investor the opportunity to start business on what is essentially a free territory,” says Andrei Stepanenko, general director of the Auction House of the Russian Federation.

At present the share-holding company brings together four structural divisions: the “Chelyabinskaya” poultry factory, the Yemanzhelinsky breeding farm, the Petropavlovsk grain combine and the Yemanzhelinsky grain reception center.

The property complex includes 66,400 hectares of land (of which 27,300 hectares is in ownership), 395 buildings of various functions, and over 12,500 units of machinery and equipment.

The company’s turnover in the first nine months of 2013 exceeded 1.3 billion rubles. The net value of the company’s pure assets is 1.9 billion rubles.