Russia-based Perception Group acquires Deere & Co leasing arm


(Reuters) – Russia-based personal fairness agency Perception Funding Group has acquired the Russian leasing arm of farm tools maker Deere & Co, a state register of company entities confirmed.

Perception Funding Group confirmed the acquisition of John Deere Monetary LLC, a subsidiary of the U.S. firm, however declined to reveal the worth. It mentioned the deal had obtained approval from a Russian authorities fee on the management of international funding.

Russia has tightened guidelines on asset gross sales by buyers from so-called “unfriendly” nations – people who have imposed sanctions towards Moscow over its actions in Ukraine.

These promoting stakes in Russian belongings could now have to take action at half value or much less, the finance ministry has mentioned, with the Russian finances probably taking a ten% lower of any transaction.

John Deere final March suspended shipments of machines to Russia and subsequently Belarus, saying it was deeply saddened by the “vital escalation of occasions in Ukraine”.

The corporate couldn’t instantly be reached for touch upon Wednesday.

Perception has issued bonds price greater than 100 billion roubles ($1.32 billion) and mentioned it used a few of these funds to purchase each John Deere Monetary and a leasing arm from engineering firm Siemens AG final 12 months.

“Our purpose is to construct a leasing holding which is able to unite leasing corporations with totally different areas of experience,” Perception Group mentioned. “Following this technique, we’ve got acquired John Deere Monetary and don’t exclude making different offers on this market.”

($1 = 75.9530 roubles)

(Reporting by Alexander Marrow; Modifying by Mark Trevelyan)