“Roshen has been estimated by its owners to be worth about $3 billion. But the only potential buyer showing interest in the Ukrainian asset is Nestle SA, which is ready to pay no more than $1 billion," Bloomberg said.
Last year Roshen’s Kiev and Kremenchug factories saw their net profit shrinking 40 percent and 24 percent correspondingly. Even though the Vinnitsa facility registered a 5 percent rise, its real term profit ended up more than 100 percent down.
The Mariupol factory was shuttered last year and the property of the Roshen factory in Russia’s Lipetsk, estimated at 2 billion rubles, was confiscated by the Russian Investigative Committee, acting on a pertinent court order, Vesti.ua reported.
Roshen’s dairy factory in Vinnytsa, which posted a 20 percent income rise last year, remains the company’s only profit-making facility.
Roshen has factories also in Lithuania and Hungary, but their share in the company’s overall production is insignificant.