The consortium also includes a European financial corporation and one more well-known corporation managing millions in assets. Moreover, the sources told the portal that a UK company led by former top-level executives of BNP Paribas, AXA, and UBS is also part of the consortium.
According to the portal, the representatives of the consortium, which has been chosen as buyer by the committee of creditors of Lithuania’s bankrupt commercial bank Snoras, met with the executives of Finasta bank on Thursday.
Earlier, British merchant bank Omada Capital, which represented a consortium of three foreign buyers, was rumored as the winner of the tender on the sale of Finasta and Snoro Lizingas. The representatives of Omada Capital confirmed to BNS that they had offered an attractive price, which involved a premium above book value, and said that they were awaiting the decision of Snoras’ creditors committee.
Before that, Estonia’s financial assets management and investment banking company Redgate Capital was mentioned as potential winner. That company confirmed that it was among the potential buyers of Finasta and Snoro Lizingas.
On 23 August, the committee of Snoras' creditors took a unanimous decision on the investor in Finasta bank, Finasta Holding, and Snoro Lizingas. The panel said that it had assessed bids from four potential buyers.
Analysts earlier projected that the Finasta Group could be sold for 26 million to 30 million litas (EUR 8.7m), and Snoro Lizingas – for 10 to 15 million litas.
Finasta group includes Finasta bank, Finasta brokerage, Finasta Corporate Finance, and Finasta Asset Management, which is active in Lithuania and Latvia, as well as Finasta Direct Investments, which is active in Russia.