Online cinema ivi will go to the exchange after Ozon
Following the successful IPO of the online retailer Ozon, whose securities jumped in price by a third after entering the exchange, it became known about the placement on the exchange another Russian company – ivi internet cinema. The company has filed an application with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and may conduct an IPO on NASDAQ in early 2021, sources told RBC.
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- The cinema plans to list on the American stock exchange
American Depositary Shares (ADS) of the parent company Media Ltd. The date and parameters of the placement are not yet known. One of RBC’s sources, close to the service, suggests that this will happen in the first quarter of 2021.
- The CEO and founder of ivi Oleg Tumanov has repeatedly spoken about plans to enter the stock exchange. Back in 2018, he argued that the IPO could take place by 2020, “if there is no next collapse of the ruble.” According to experts, an online cinema in 2019 could cost $ 700-800 million. But against the backdrop of a pandemic, the company’s revenue grew by almost 58%, to 4.3 billion rubles.
- On the eve of a successful IPO on three exchanges at once, another Russian Internet service, Ozon, carried out. Its oldest shareholder, the Baring Vostok fund, called the results of the placement “a crazy success”: during the trading day, the value of securities on the NASDAQ reached $ 43.5, and according to their results they amounted to $ 40.18, which is 34% higher than the cost of the placement. The company’s capitalization has reached $ 7.1 billion.
MH17 court denies alternative versions of wreck
The Hague Court refused protection in the consideration of alternative versions of the crash of a Boeing 777 in Donetsk region in 2014. Among the versions that the defense offered were an attack by a Ukrainian fighter jet and an anti-aircraft missile launched by the Ukrainian military from the ground. The accused in the case are Russians Igor Girkin (Strelkov), Sergei Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko.
- The court explained that if the prosecutor’s office fails to prove the main version of events, this will lead to the automatic acquittal of the accused. Therefore, consideration of alternative versions is not required.
- According to the main version of the investigation, the liner, on board of which there were 298 people, was shot down by a missile from the Russian Buk complex, which was handed over to the militias and brought to Donbass from Russia. Moscow has repeatedly denied involvement in the tragedy, although the Russian authorities did not offer a single version of what could have happened in the skies over the Donbas in 2014.
Yandex showed a new column
Yandex presented at the annual presentation of YaC, a new “smart” column, updates in search and new tools for integrating businesses with their services.
- The new “smart” column from Yandex is called “Stantsiya.Max”. It also has a voice assistant “Alice”, but unlike previous versions, a mini-screen appeared on the column. So the company expects to make the communication of the device with users more emotional. Pre-order will start on November 25, and the new station will go on sale on December 1. The cost of the device will be 16.99 thousand rubles.
- The company also announced new opportunities for business integration in Yandex search: company owners will be able to speed up the loading of their sites, simplify authorization for users and make sure that people see the price and availability of goods in the online store right in the search results.
- Smart speakers are also being developed by Mail.ru Group (with an assistant Marusya) and MTS (with Marvin). At the end of September, Sberbank presented a new device SberPortal with built-in virtual assistants Sberbank, Athena and Joy.
Diego Maradona died
Legendary Argentine footballer Diego Maradona died at the 61st year of life. The cause of death was a heart attack.
- In early November, Maradona was hospitalized for brain surgery after a hemorrhage. Two weeks ago he was discharged from the hospital. At the time of his death, he was at home. Several times they unsuccessfully tried to revive him.
- In Argentina, due to the death of Maradona, they declared three days of mourning.
- Maradona has been repeatedly recognized by experts and other players as one of the best footballers in history. Together with the national team for which he played from 1977 to 1994, he won the world championship in Mexico in 1986. After completing his playing career, he coached the national team and other teams for several years.