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16.01.2013   General news

А1 sold the share in Systematica and is satisfied with the experience in information technologies

Источник: RBC Daily

А1 closed the deal on sale of the share in Systematica Group of Companies. The shares were sold to co-owners of the Group. According to sources, at the moment of sale the share of A1 in Systematica could amount to more than 30%.

In 2008 А1, an investment division of Alfa Group, purchased a blocking stake in Systematica GC, one of the leaders of the IT market. Later, according to sources at the market, this stake was increased up to 34%. One of the reasons of sale of the share was termination of the investment cycle, according to press-release of A1.

According to the data of SPARK, Systematica Holdings, a Cyprus company, is the owner of 100% of shares of Systematica GC. The main asset of the group of companies is Systematica LLC, which authorized capital equals to 149.5 million roubles. In 2011 the revenue from sales of Systematica LLC reached 2.8 million roubles. The value of assets of the company in 2011 amounted to 1.3 billion roubles.

The representatives of Systematica say that during the period of cooperation with A1 the company managed to get the leading positions in the sector of information technologies. “Owing to this partnership Systematica GC was able to significantly strengthen its positions of a leader of the system integration segment during the difficult period of recovery of markets after the global financial turmoil of the last years,” commented Alexander Kalinin, President of NCC (National Computer Corporation), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Systematica Group.

The representatives of the investment company positively evaluated the cooperation. “We are satisfied with the investment and the financial result, as well as cooperation with the top management of the company and its shareholders. We highly appreciate the experience of investment in IT industry that we gained owing to work with Systematica,” said Mikhail Khabarov, А1 President.

In 2011 during the period of cooperation with A1 Systematica purchased Sciener (a SAP integrator in the energy industry of Russia), which provided an opportunity to increase the portfolio of consulting services in this segment.