MOSCOW (March 18, 2014) — Russia's Rosneft Oil Co. has struck a deal with an international banking consortium to buy what amounts to a 13-percent stake in Pirelli & C. S.p.A., the tire maker with which Rosneft already has a number of cooperation deals in place.
Rosneft said it reached an agreement with a consortium comprising Unicredit Bank, Intesa Banking Group and Clessidra Fund to buy 50 percent of Nuove Partecipazioni, a new company being formed to buy out Camfin S.p.A.'s 26.2-percent stake in Pirelli.
The transaction will be carried out at a value of 12 euro ($16.80) per share, Rosneft said, “subject to mechanisms for corporate cooperation with possible creation of a separate legal entity.”
Unicredit and Intesa each will hold 10-percent stakes in the new company, Intesa SanPaulo said.
Implementation of this agreement will tighten business relationships between Rosneft and Pirelli under terms of agreements previously reached and implementation of plans of the companies for extension of joint international projects, Rosneft said.