The Auction House of the Russian Federation has been authorized to sell state-owned stakes in 36 companies, the Kommersant reported.
Some of the major lots transferred to the auction house for disposal are: 13.11% of PJSC Ulyanovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (UAZ), 25.5% of Murmansk Shipping Company, 20% of Northern Shipping Company (Arkhangelsk), 25.5% of the Anapa International Airport, 36.98% of the Kurgan airport. The government is also ready to sell 24% of the Aurora health resort in Sochi, 40% of the Malakhovka recreation and retreat center (located in Udelnaya, in the vicinity of Moscow) and 25% of Centrodorstroy.
For the first time, the government decided to engage an independent operator for selling the state property.
Seeing as investors are not interested in buying minority stakes, the government is ready to pool its shares with other shareholders' stakes should these go on sale, an official of the Federal Agency for State Property Management pointed out. "Just like any other state authority, the Federal Agency for State Property Management has no right to sell pooled assets at auctions," the official said commenting on authorizing the Auction House of the Russian Federation as an agent.