25 May 2022 19:16

Owner of Delimobil preparing to enter Thailand, interested in India

MOSCOW. May 25 (Interfax) - The Mikro Kapital Group fund is working to bring its car-sharing business to a fourth foreign region, Thailand. The company is also interested in the Indian market, Vincenzo Trani, the founder of Delimobil and the Mikro Kapital Group fund, which owns the majority stake in Delimobil Holding S.A., told Interfax.

"We are actively looking at other markets. One of the interesting markets, in our opinion, is India. In addition, we are already in the process of concluding agreements to enter another new country. It is Thailand. The work is underway - and it's not market analysis, but substantive action," Trani said.

Expansion to new countries may be announced at the end of 2022, he said.

Mikro Kapital Group is currently developing its carsharing business in the Czech Republic, Belarus and Kazakhstan through D-Mobility Worldwide A.S.

D-Mobility Worldwide owns D-Mobility Czech Republic s.r.o., Carsharing Club LLC and D-Mobility Kazakhstan LLP, which are car-sharing operators on a model similar to Delimobil in the Czech Republic, Belarus and Kazakhstan, respectively. The international business is developing under the Anytime brand.

Anytime has been present in the Czech Republic since 2019 and in Belarus and Kazakhstan since 2018.

Delimobil Holding S.A. (which combines the Delimobil and Anytime Prime projects) has an option to fully or partially buy out stakes in the Czech, Belarusian and Kazakh legal entities.

The main beneficiary of Delimobil Holding S.A. is Vincenzo Trani through the securitization funds MK Impact Finance (37.96%), Mikro Fund (16.89%) and D-Mobility Worldwide A.S. (13.37%). An affiliate of VTB Capital, Nevsky Property Finance Ltd., has a 13.39% stake in the holding.