Kismet acquires a stake in HeadHunter for $147 million


The investment company Kismet Capital Group of the former head of MegaFon Ivan Tavrin paid $ 147.3 million for a 22% stake in HeadHunter Group PLC, reports Forbes with reference to the company's statement. About buying a stake in a recruitment service became known January 11, but the amount of the transaction was not disclosed.

Kismet's announcement, published on the website of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, indicates that the company bought more than 11.48 million shares of HeadHunter at a price of $12.83 per share. The total amount of the transaction amounted to $147.3 million.

On January 11, the recruiting service reported that Kismet Capital took possession of about 22.68% of the shares, having bought them from Highworld Investments Limited, associated with Elbrus Capital. RBC wrote that Ivan Tavrin "was a long-term partner of the largest shareholders of HeadHunter - Elbrus Capital and Goldman Sachs" and was the beneficiary of 10% of the Internet company.

HeadHunter is the second major internet asset to enter the portfolio of Kismet Capital Group. 14 October Naspers-Prosus structure concluded agreement with Kismet on the sale of a 100% stake in Avito for 151 billion rubles. Information about the closing of the acquisition of Avito was posted in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities on October 25.

More about this - in the material "Kommersant" “Avito has a new owner”.

Daria Erozbek



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