The IPO of the Detsky Mir retailer will be held in March 2017 of the year in Russia or the United Kingdom, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the main owner and chairman of the board of directors of Sistema, made such a statement on the Russia 24 television channel. In April, it became known about the negotiations of Sistema with private investors and the possibility of entering the capital of Detsky Mir.
In January of this year, AFK Sistema sold more than 23% of Detsky Mir to the Russian-Chinese investment fund for almost 10 billion rubles. The deal was prepared for more than a year, during which time the parties were able to agree on a doubling of the package sold. With new shareholders, the retailer will engage in the development of Chinese and other foreign markets.
Detsky Mir Group combines the eponymous chain of stores and the retail network of ELC (Early Learning Center). Today, the Detsky Mir chain has 411 super- and hypermarket in 156 cities in Russia and Kazakhstan. The ELC retail chain includes 44 stores. The selling area of Detsky Mir stores is 521 thousand square meters. m., ELC - 6 thousand sq. m. m. According to the results of 2015, the company's revenue amounted to 60,5 billion rubles, net profit - 1 billion rubles. The managing company of the group is PJSC Detsky Mir, whose main shareholder is AFK Sistema.