Pavel Durov sells “VKontakte” building a data center for 500 million rubles




The founder and former head of “VKontakte” Pavel Durov sell social network building its main data center. Now it is owned by ICVA Ltd, which Durov acquired in 2011.


As reported by “Izvestia”, “VKontakte” asked the FAS with the application for recognition of the legitimacy of the transaction. Its amount may be about 500 million rubles. Thus Durov and head of the holding Dmitry Sergeyev this information did not comment.

ICVA Ltd remained the last asset that connects the creator of “VKontakte” with the social network. Offshore company was registered in the Seychelles. She owns several industrial buildings located near St. Petersburg. One of them is the largest data center “VKontakte”.

The cost of the building is estimated at 90 million rubles, but the occupants equipment greatly increases the price. According to a source familiar with the situation, the transaction will be beneficial to both parties, although the 500 million is not a high price, given the scale of the business.


“It’s not so much about building a pure form. Data center – it is also special rooms for storage, servers, air conditioning system, staff, and more. Sotsset not buy the box while portion necessary equipment, conditions of storage, “- said the source publication.

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