Changes in shareholder structure
Globaltrans Investment PLC (the “Company” and together with its consolidated subsidiaries “Globaltrans” or the “Group”), (LSE/MOEX ticker: GLTR) today announces that AQNIET Capital LLP (“AQNIET”), an investment company domiciled and with major business interests in Kazakhstan, has informed the Company that it has completed the purchase of the entire issued share capital of three of the Company’s principal shareholders and now indirectly owns 26.19% of the Company’s issued share capital (“Transactions”). AQNIET has acquired 100% of Onyx Investments Ltd (beneficially owned by Nikita Mishin), 100% of Maple Valley Investments Ltd (beneficially owned by Konstantin Nikolaev) and 100% of Goldriver Resources Ltd (beneficially owned by Sergey Maltsev).
Sergey Maltsev, currently Chairman of the Board of the Company, has indicated that he intends to remain with Globaltrans and seek re-election to the Board of Directors following the Company’s re-domiciliation to the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
AQNIET is beneficially owned by Kairat Itemgenov, a Kazakh entrepreneur who has successfully developed sizable businesses across several sectors over the past 25 years. His key businesses include (i) a leading Kazakh pharmacy chain Europharma, (ii) several hotels and lodging properties, (iii) logistics company Satti Logistics which operates its own truck and van fleets as well as (iv) KBI Energy, an experienced player in the repair and instalment of large-scale power generating equipment.
In addition, AQNIET has informed the Company that it has signed binding agreements to purchase (i) the entire issued share capital of another of the Company’s principal shareholders, namely 100% of Litten Investments Ltd (beneficially owned by Alexander Eliseev) and (ii) the shareholding of an unrelated shareholder (“Ongoing Transactions”). Until the completion of the Ongoing Transactions, which is expected not later than the second half of 2024, AQNIET will possess economic rights to all the shares and GDRs subject to these Ongoing Transactions and have a power of attorney in respect of voting 4.45% of the voting rights in the Company related to these shares and GDRs.
Therefore until completion of the Ongoing Transactions AQNIET will own 26.19% of the Company’s issued share capital and control 30.65% of the voting rights in the Company. Upon the completion of the Ongoing Transactions, AQNIET will own in total 31.62% of the Company’s issued share capital and have full associated voting rights.
As of today, the shareholder structure of the Company is as follows:
AQNIET Capital LLP* (beneficially owned by Kairat Itemgenov)
Marigold Investments Ltd (beneficially owned by Andrey Filatov, co-founder of Globaltrans)
Litten Investments Ltd (beneficially owned by Alexander Eliseev, Non-executive Director and co-founder of Globaltrans)**
Transportation Investments Management Ltd (beneficially owned by Andrey Filatov, Nikita Mishin and Konstantin Nikolaev, co-founders of Globaltrans)
Directors and management
* Directly or indirectly owned.
** Shareholding is subject to the Ongoing Transactions as described above.
Valery Shpakov, CEO of Globaltrans, commented: “As an entrepreneur, Kairat Itemgenov understands and shares the spirit that drives our business, a spirit that has enabled us to build one of the leading industry players. We are pleased to have Mr. Itemgenov joining our shareholder base and believe that with the ongoing support of our shareholders we can successfully pursue our strategy and continue to create value for all stakeholders.”
Kairat Itemgenov commented: “This investment offers me a unique opportunity to both diversify into an attractive sector and acquire a significant holding in a business that has a proven operational model, excellent prospects, a prominent market position and a strong corporate governance framework. I am also delighted that Sergey Maltsev has agreed to continue contributing to Globaltrans’ success and to seek re-election to the Board, a move I intend to wholeheartedly support. I also fully support the strategy of the Company including the ongoing re-domiciliation and have strong confidence in the professionalism of the executive team. I have every faith this business will continue to go from strength to strength.”
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Globaltrans Investment PLC (“Company” and together with its consolidated subsidiaries “Globaltrans” or the “Group”) is a leading freight rail transportation group with subsidiary operations across the CIS countries.
The Company was founded in 2004 by a group of entrepreneurs who combined their freight rail businesses under the single brand Globaltrans.
Throughout its years of operation, the Company has pursued a prudent approach to investment, expanding its fleet both by means of organic growth and through the acquisition of other rail operators. Globaltrans’ total fleet is currently almost three times larger than it was at the time of the Company’s IPO in 2008.
The Group’s dividend policy establishes a transparent and straightforward approach to the payment of dividends and is supported by a long history of delivering attractive shareholder remuneration.
Globaltrans global depositary receipts (GDRs) have been listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: GLTR) since May 2008 and on the Level One quotation list of the Moscow Exchange since October 2020 (ticker symbol: GLTR).
Due to its vast logistics capabilities, the Group is able to efficiently manage industrial cargo flows and serves a broad range of clients in the CIS countries.
Globaltrans has a total fleet (including owned and leased in under finance and operating leases) of about 66 thousand units as of the end of June 2023, of which about 94% are owned by the Company.
The Group’s logistics management principally aims to provide reliable services, responding promptly and flexibly to customer needs, while achieving a good level of profitability for the business. The main component of the Group’s centralised logistics system is its single dispatching centre that monitors every aspect of Globaltrans’ fleet operation. By effectively managing shipments and routes, Globaltrans ensures high utilisation of its fleet and achieves maximum productivity and quality of service.
Additional information on Globaltrans is available at www.globaltrans.com.
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Together with the purchase of 0.71% of the issued share capital; owned directlyby AQNIET and purchased from investors not affiliated or associated with Globaltrans.
The purchase of 0.34% of the issued share capital in the form of GDRs from an investor not affiliated or associated with Globaltrans or Litten Investments Ltd; will be owned directly by AQNIET.
 For these purposes, the free float consists of the ordinary shares and GDRs held by investors not affiliated or associated with Globaltrans.
Imposed suspension of GDRs trading on the London Stock Exchange continued as of the date of publication.