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VF Ukraine



"VF Ukraine" is telecommunication company.


2019: Preparation for sale

On November 6, 2019 it became known that the Antimonopoly committee of Ukraine (AMKU) published the solution on the petition of the Azerbaijani mobile operator Bakcell on purchase of VF Ukraine company (a trademark of Vodafone). The owner of the sold company is the Dutch offshore Preludium which through the Luxembourg offshore Allegretto Holding belongs to the Russian operator "Mobile TeleSystems" (MTS).

In October, 2019 AMKU already approved the petition of Bakcell for purchase of VF Ukraine. In the documents published by committee some details of the possible transaction are disclosed.

As a result of the transaction the offshore Preludium will be sold, and MTS will lose control over VF Ukraine. At the same time MTS undertakes not to compete with "VF of Ukraine" within three years and also not to entice employees and suppliers of the sold company.

In addition to VF Ukraine, will enter transaction perimeter its retail network - VF Retail company, telecommunication operator "PTT Telecom Kiev" and also the IT of Smartfleks company which is engaged in IT services.

The press service of MTS stated that submission of documents in AMKU and obtaining separate permissions are necessary formalities which do not testify to the fact of the transaction[1] yet[2].

2015: Transition under a brand of Vodafone

In 2015 after deterioration rossiysko-the Ukrainian the relations MTS agreed with British the operator Vodafone about transfer of Ukrainian "subsidiary" under its brand. Later and the company "MTS Ukraine" was renamed into Ukraine"VF"[3].

2003: Exit of MTS to the Ukrainian telecom market

MTS came to the Ukrainian market in 2003, having purchased local mobile operator UMC. Passed late UMC to work under a brand of MTS, and the company was renamed into MTS Ukraine[4].