Google’s Russian Monopoly Begins with Acquisition of Begun
Begun is currently owned by two companies, leading to an interesting double-deal:
[Rambler Media Ltd] currently holds 50.1% of Begun. The transaction will consist of Rambler buying the remaining 49.9% stake in Begun from Bannatyne Limited, affiliated with the Finam group of companies, immediately after which Rambler will sell 100% of Begun to Google subject to certain approvals and conditions precedent for a total cash consideration of US$140 million, of which US$69.9 million is attributable to Bannatyne, with customary closing adjustments.
Anyone know how similar the Russian language is to Klingon? 😉