Alfa-Bank, one of the largest creditors of the shoe retailer Carlo Pazolini, filed for bankruptcy against Anta Firm at the end of March 2016, which owns the trademark rights under which Carlo Pazolini retailer operates.
The court accepted the lawsuit. CJSC Anta Firm acts as the main borrower for all obligations of the retailer. According to a representative of Alfa Bank, the founder and owner of the retailer, Ilya Reznik, personally vouched for the company's debts, Vedomosti writes (http://www.vedomosti.ru/business/articles/2016/05/16/641050-alfa-bank-carlo-pazolini).
In addition to the bankruptcy lawsuit, Alfa-Bank filed a lawsuit in Moscow Arbitration Court in early April to collect debt on two credit lines from 2012 for $ 11 million and 8,4 million euros jointly and severally from three foreign retailer structures - Carlo Pazolini Trade limited, Karlo LLP Pazolini Partisipasion "and Carlo Pazolini (Switzerland) SA
The retailer’s debt to Alfa Bank is about $ 50 million, a person who is familiar with the negotiations between the bank and the company knows. Debt is much less, Reznik insists. At the same time, he admits: the company had all foreign currency loans, including from Alfa Bank: “We are engaged in direct import and cannot afford to service ruble loans.” This is confirmed by a representative of Alfa Bank: "Carlo Pazolini's debt servicing problems arose due to currency fluctuations amid falling sales."
Reznik insists that Carlo Pazolini's debt situation is under control, and the company is in productive negotiations with all creditors. However, while the retailer could not agree with Alfa Bank. Nevertheless, the owner of Carlo Pazolini hopes that the parties will find a solution during the observation procedure.
According to the results of 2015, Carlo Pazolini with revenues of 7,3 billion rubles. eighth in terms of turnover in the Russian footwear market, and among Russian companies, the fourth after Centrobuv, Kari and Zenden, according to Euromonitor International. Now, according to Carlo Pazolini, the retailer has more than 130 stores in Russia, there are also stores in Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and China.