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RBC Sells Domain Registration Service Ru-Center

September 28, 2021, 14:57 (UTC+3)|

RBC media holding has completed a deal with RU-WEB.Investments for the sale of 100% of the domain registration service RU-Center Group (operates under the brands Ru-center, R01 Registrar and SpaceWeb).

As a result of the agreement, RBC received 25% in RU-WEB.Investments, another 75% went to a consortium of investors (the leader is the investment company Proxima Capital Group). RBC also received cash from the sale of Ru-center, with the exact amount not disclosed.

The CEO of RBC Nikolay Molibog noted the investment attractiveness of RU-Center Group. “We view RU-Center Group as an investment case: we not only keep the asset within RBC holding, but also get new partners and resources for its full-fledged development”.

The new company is expected to build a digital ecosystem of services for small and medium-sized businesses and increase business capitalization not through domains and hosting, but through services, Molibog said.

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RBC became the owner of the main asset of RU-Center Group in 2012, having bought out the stake for $12.6 million (920 million rubles). At the end of 2020, the revenue of the Digital Infrastructure segment, which included RU-Center, amounted to $36.3 million (2.64 billion rubles). Earlier the company announced that the sale plan was approved back in April. Around that time, the search for a potential buyer began.

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