Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

03/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/24/2021 12:15

Akin Gump Advises Trans-Siberian Gold on £108 Million Takeover Offer

(London and Moscow) - Akin Gump is advising Trans-Siberian Gold PLC, which operates the Asacha gold mine in Kamchatka in Russia, on its takeover offer from Horvik Ltd for £108 million.

Horvik has agreed to buy a 51.2% stake in Trans-Siberian, in two stages, from a group of existing shareholders including the Russia and CIS- focused private equity firm UFG Asset Management.

Horvik has already acquired the first tranche, which represents 24.7% of Trans-Siberian's shares. The second tranche is conditional on the approval of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service and, once received, Horvik will be required to make an offer to the remaining shareholders of Trans-Siberian for their shares on the same terms.

The Akin Gump team advising Trans-Siberian Gold is led by corporate partner Harry Keegan with corporate partners Sebastian Rice and Svetlana Volevich, and corporate associate George O'Malley.

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