The deal, which has not occurred

In the Russian agrochemical market continuing corporate war for control of the giant Russian chemical industry of the Samara region - "Togliatti" (Toaz) who had previously wanted to buy the former president of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

He planned to buy a 76% stake "Togliattiazot" through the company Credit Mediterranee SA. The deal was estimated at 60-70 billion rubles. (taking into account discounts for intra-conflict "Togliatti" - Ed.).

But the deal never took place, and control over, "Togliatti" remained with the current owners of the company - Sergei and Vladimir Makhlaev.


According to media reports, on the corporate conflict "Togliatti" lasts for several years and is associated with a desire to minority shareholders - first "Renova" Viktor Vekselberg, and then "URALCHEM" Dmitry Mazepin (his 9.3% stake "Toaz") - to participate in enterprise management.

In June, the Meshchansky District Court of Moscow has seized 100% of the securities' Togliattiazot "in the case of fraud initiated on the request of" URALCHEM "in 2012.

According to the lawsuit in absentia were arrested and are wanted by Interpol top management Samara chemical giant.


It is worth noting that earlier against "Togliattiazot" conducted a real information war. According to media reports, the customer of this war are the "URALCHEM", which is owned by Mr. Mazepin.

Earlier, Sergei Makhlai, who currently lives in London, told the Russian press that he does not risk to return to Russia, because they are afraid of threats from Dmitry Mazepin.

In particular, Makhlai claims that Mazepin threatened him with a criminal case against the leaders of the company, if it does not go into his property.

Sergei Makhlai, co-owner of "Togliattiazot"

"The only reason that I can not stay at home - these are the words spoken to me personally Dmitry Mazepin that have been associated with the organization of criminal proceedings against me and other executives" Togliattiazot, "if I do not agree to its terms the sale of the company. So I regarded his words as a real threat, "- curled Makhlai in an interview with Russian journalists.

It seems that the threat Mazepin not been in vain. Previously, he was indicted Evgeny Korolev, who held in his time as CEO of JSC "Togliatti", and in April 2013 he was wanted.

Moreover, in the framework of the criminal case were in absentia arrested the main shareholder of JSC "Togliatti" Vladimir Makhlai, his son, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO "Togliatti" Sergei Makhlai, the owner of the Swiss company Ameropa AG Andreas Tsivi and director of the Swiss company Nitrochem Distribution AG Beat Ruprecht.

Experts call Mazepin action in relation to "Togliatti" ordinary raiding.

Mazepin violated Ilyumzhinov plans?

It is no secret that Makhlai to sell "Togliatti" influential Ilyumzhinov as a defense against claims Mazepin enterprise. However, immediately after Ilyumzhinov became president of JSC "Corporation" Togliatti "," against him began an information war.

Moreover, in late November 2015 in the sanctions list of the US was unexpectedly introduced a Russian bank "Russian Financial Alliance" (RFA), one of the beneficiaries of which is Ilyumzhinov. According to the newspaper media, ex-president of Kalmykia owns 19.03% shares of the bank.

Rumor has it that the "attack" on US officials RFA could be carried out in the interests Mazepin having good connections in the West. It seems that after the "financial impact" Ilyumzhinov decided to abandon the deal with Makhlai.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)

Moreover, the majority shareholders' Togliattiazot "in 2015 has 4 times did not come to the meeting. It seems that the transaction is a change of owners "Togliattiazot" was sabotaged.

It is possible that all these scandals is named Dmitry Mazepin who wants to "squeeze" the company had Makhlaev.

Conspiracy Kolomoisky

Also it is necessary to take into account the fact that Mr Mazepin is rumored to have joint business projects with the ex-governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine Igor Kolomoisky, owns the largest Ukrainian banks, "Private".

Earlier, media reported that the main candidate to buy the Odessa port plant it became Dmitry Mazepin which practically agreed on the acquisition of the asset with Kolomoisky.

In other words, the owner of "URALCHEM" started a joint business with the owner "Privat-Bank", which publicly opposes Russia. It is worth noting that the taxes that pay Mazepin starts in Ukraine, will be used for arming and financing groups of Ukrainian nationalists and the army, which has been fighting in the south-eastern Ukraine, against its own people.

Igor Kolomoisky, the ex-governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine

However, it seems that "Uralchem" is no stranger to sponsor the ultra-right radicals abroad. Moreover, the press is already wondering about what "Dmitry Mazepin supported the Nazis." It is about the support of the ultra-right movements in Latvia. As you know, part of the militant neo-fascist organizations in Ukraine held their training was in the Baltic States.

Contact Mazepin with Kolomoisky, having influence in Odessa, is not coincidental, as it passes through the Odessa ammonia pipeline fully meets export requirements "Togliattiazot" (about 2.12 million tons per year - Ed.).

It seems Mazepin decided to take "Togliatti" to pair with Kolomoisky. Perhaps, for this they had to work together to "eliminate" Ilyumzhinov.

The political factor

According ekpetov, communication Mazepin with Kolomoisky might interest Russian security forces.

Dmitry Mazepin, host of "URALCHEM"

Taking into account the available data on non-system support Mazepin Russian opposition (for example, the same Alexei Navalny) investigation "dark dealings" "URALCHEM" in the very near future may take investigators.

It is possible that the attack on the "Togliatti" will Mazepin sideways since Ilyumzhinov can also "answer" master "URALCHEM" for torpedo the deal. And if the former leader of Kalmykia "Connected" siloviki, the Mazepin will nesdobrovat.