"Black Earth Farming Ltd (BEF) is a leading farming and land owning company operating in Russia. It acquires, owns and cultivates agricultural land assets primarily in the fertile Black Earth region in southwest Russia. The Black Earth Region is endowed with what perhaps is the world?s most fertile soil. The agricultural sector in Russia however represents an under-developed sector that historically has been ignored by investors or that has not been open to them. The new Russian Land Code and the creation of a cadastre now allow the establishment and registration of title to land, which can be acquired at a significant discount in an international comparison, but with large appreciation potential. This, coupled with the strong economic growth in the region, strong local demand for agricultural products and the positive global outlook for agricultural producers, presents a unique investment opportunity...."
- Börsengang geplant 28.12.2007 in Stockholm, Konsortialfüher "Öhmann", ansonsten hängen noch die Avanza Bank und UniCredit UK mit drin. Preisspanne 43 - 53 SEK (4,56 - 5,62 ?).
- BEF hat ~1.230 Mitarbeiter, kontrolliert gut 277.000 ha Land.
Was meint Ihr? Ich werde mich mal über Zeichnungsmöglichkeiten informieren. Den Agrarsektor finde ich höchst spannend, am liebsten würde ich mich direkt an Ackerflächen beteiligen, finde aber keine passenden Möglichkeiten...
Aber die ganze Zeichnungsaktion über den Broker meiner Bank in Stockholm war mir dann doch zu umständlich - der Berater im Urlaub, IPO zwischen den Jahren, etc. Hätte sich bei meinem Zeichnungsvolumen nicht gelohnt, bzw. war mir zu unsicher... dachte ich. Schade.
Inzwischen "existiert" BEF auch bei Ariva unter WKN A0MST1, vielleicht kann noch ein Mod den Filter des Threads entsprechend setzen? Die Aktie wird immer interessanter - weit mehr als 10% seit IPO (von 49,5 SEK bis High 59,5 SEK).
Handelsplätze inzwischen scheinbar auch Frankfurt und Berlin; in D aber kaum Umsätze. Die Seite der First North / Nordic Exchange bietet leider auch nicht so viele Infos, mal schauen ob wenigstens der Link klappt.
: BEF kauft zu, ich bin immer noch nicht investiert
Bei zwischenzeitlich >40% eigentlich schade.
Quelle: per Mail, IR
BLACK EARTH FARMING LTD.: BLACK EARTH FARMING INCREASES LAND OWNERSHIP AND SECURES ITS FIRST GRAIN ELEVATOR
Black Earth Farming Ltd. ("Black Earth Farming"), a leading farming company operating in Russia, today announces the successful completion of a strategically important acquisition of land and farming facilities in the central Black Earth region.
The acquisition process was initiated and first announced in September last year and through its completion it has now given Black Earth Farming direct ownership of 21,200 hectares, an additional 2,500 hectares will be leased over 35 years and 1,100 hectares will be leased over 20 years.
Together with continued ownership registration of land since the beginning of 2008, the completed acquisition now brings Black Earth Farming's amount of fully owned land to a total of 67,200 hectares.
The acquired land is presently cultivated and is considered to be in good condition. The acquisition furthermore includes administrative buildings, workshops, barns, tractors, agricultural implements, trucks, planters and a 60,000 ton capacity grain elevator. The elevator marks the first step in Black Earth Farming's effort to establish a network of elevators required for the efficient and secure storage of its harvests.
Commenting on the announcement, Michel Orloff, President of Black Earth Farming said:
"Besides the addition of high quality agricultural land and equipment for our operations, I am pleased to conclude that we, through the completed acquisition, now own our first elevator. This elevator marks an important milestone in our strategy to ensure safe storage of future harvests by securing our own elevator capacity. The completed acquisition supports Black Earth Farming's continued role as a leading pioneering farming company operating in Russia."
For additional information, please contact:
Gustav Wetterling, IR Director, Black Earth Farming Ltd., Tel: +44 207 117 81 00
Notes to Editor:
Black Earth Farming Ltd. is a leading farming company operating in Russia. It acquires, owns and cultivates agricultural land assets primarily in the fertile Black Earth region in southwest Russia. Black Earth Farming was among the first foreign financed companies to make substantial investments in Russian agricultural land assets, and because of its early establishment, Black Earth Farming has now gained a strong market position in the Kursk, Tambov, Lipetsk, Samara, Voronezh and Ryazan areas, controlling about 300,000 hectares of what perhaps is the world's most fertile soil. Black Earth Farming will continue to acquire farmland in order to draw full benefits of economies of scale in its operations.
In 2007, Black Earth Farming harvested approximately 53,000 hectares of crops, of which the greater part was wheat.
Founded in 2005 by Michel Orlov, the company has been developed by the listed investment companies Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd. and Investment AB Kinnevik (publ).
Gustav Wetterling Head of Investor Relations
BLACK EARTH FARMING LTD. POB 781, 8 Church Street, St Helier Jersey JE4 0SG Channel Islands Tel: + 44  207 117 81 00