Japan Tobacco acquired Donskoy Tabak Group from ex-senator, the owner of Agrocom Holding Ivan Savvidi. The acquisition was announced in spring (see Ъ-Newspaper of March 19, 2018). The transaction value was estimated at about 90 billion rubles ($1.6 billion). It includes 100% of Donskoy Tabak and JSC and Pereslavl-Tabak, JSC, as well as 94.97% of Greek manufacturer Sekap, the co-owner of which the Russian company became in 2013. The buyer reported that acquisition of Donskoy Tabak would allow Japan Tobacco to supplement its portfolio with low-cost segment brands (including Kiss and Play) and expand its sales network due to strong sales pattern of the Russian company.
The Mars company decided on increase of the total volume of investments in a pet food plant in the Rostov Region by 30 %. This news is reported in the statement of the company.
Beside the RUB 4 bln invested earlier, the company will invest RUB 1.2 bln more by the end of 2018. These funds will be used to accelerate the project reaching full capacity and to develop the infrastructure of the enterprise. The scope of investment in the project will amount to RUB 5.2 bln within three years.
The International Louis Dreyfus Group launched a grain terminal in the Azov port worth RUB 2 billion. It is the largest in the region: the facility is capable of transshipping up to 800 thousand tons of grain per year. Before that, Louis Dreyfus exported grain from the region through the ports of the Black Sea. The volume of export of Don grain was about 300 thousand tons per year. Thus, after launching the new terminal in Azov, exports of grain grown in the Rostov region can increase by 500 thousand tons.
The French FM Logistic started construction of a warehouse complex in the settlement of Grushevskaya of the Rostov Region near the new Platov airport, according to a correspondent of TASS. The investor intends to invest up to RUB 2.5 bln.
Serbian Šabac milk plant will invest more than 20 million dinars (i.e. more than 1.2 billion rubles) in the dairy plant in the Rostov Region, TASS quotes Marko Cadez, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia.
According to Aleksey Kobilev, deputy of the State Duma, investors from China’s province Anhui announced their intention to invest in the production of furniture and grain processing in Volgodonsk. As he said, China’s HengFeng is ready to invest about 1 billion rubles at the first stage in the enterprise for grain processing.