Naftogaz signs contract with Rothschild to receive advisor for unbundling, attracting partner to manage GTS
National joint-stock company Naftogaz Ukrainy has signed a contract for provision of investment and banking services during unbundling and attracting partner to manage the Ukrainian gas transport system (GTS) with Rothschild S.p.A. (Milan, Italy).
According to the information in the ProZorro e-procurement system, the cost of the contract signed on November 8, 2017 will be UAH 98 million (VAT included). The services are to be provided in the period until December 31, 2020.
The investment adviser will assess the risks of unbundling and give recommendations for reducing their negative impact, create conditions for the successful selection of a qualified partner in the management of the GTS, help in structuring relationships with key stakeholders (shareholders of the GTS operator and the customer, creditors, public authorities).
The contractor is to provide assistance in preparing the documents required for the selection process of a qualified partner, including the preparation of the draft terms and conditions for the tender and the selection criteria, and the preparation of a list of potential partners. In addition, the list of its tasks includes determining the main commercial terms of the deal with a qualified partner, structuring the transaction, informational and other necessary support for attracting a partner.
Naftogaz Ukrainy unites oil and gas production assets in Ukraine, and is the country's gas transit, underground gas storage, and oil pipeline transportation monopoly.