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NBU rejected bids of potential Sberbank, PIB buyers

The documents of Guselnikov-Gutseriev and Mykytas-Fuks did not convince the regulator.

NBU rejected bids of potential Sberbank, PIB buyers
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The National Bank of Ukraine denied Grigory Guselnikov and Said Gutseriev from acquiring Sberbank, and Maxym Mykytas and Pavel Fuks from acquiring Prominvestbank, the central bank's press service said Friday, 28 July.

At 28 July meeting, NBU's Committee for Supervision and Regulation of Banksing Activities the regulator decided thatbidders failed to provide necessary and sufficient documents regarding investors' compliance with Ukrainian legislation.

Viktor Prokopenya, a Belarusian businessman, the founder of the investment company VP Capital and the new owner of the Belarusian Parity Bank, earlier stated interest in Ukrainian Saberbank. Ukrainian businessman Alexander Yaroslavsky eyed PIB.

In March, Ukraine introduced one-year sanctions against five daughters of Russian state-owned banks: Sberbank, VTB Bank, BM Bank, Prominvestbank and VS Bank (Sberbank's daughter).