Yuzhuralzoloto raised significant funds in its IPO

Yuzhuralzoloto, a prominent gold mining company headquartered in Russia, recently achieved a remarkable milestone with its highly successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Moscow Exchange. The IPO, which raised an impressive 7 billion rubles, signifies a significant achievement for the company. By opting to set the IPO price at the lower end of the range, Yuzhuralzoloto attained a valuation of 117 billion rubles, a strategic decision driven by the strong demand from a diverse group of investors.


Priced at 0.55 rubles per share, the IPO exemplified Yuzhuralzoloto’s commitment to expansion and growth strategies. This strategic maneuver attracted a notable 70,000 new investors during the listing period, showcasing the broad appeal of the company’s investment opportunities. The resounding success of the offering was fueled by substantial interest from both retail and institutional investors, surpassing available supply levels across all price points.

The proceeds from the IPO are earmarked to bolster the company’s financial position by reducing debt and supporting general corporate initiatives. As part of this funding strategy, an additional share issuance was introduced, with billionaire Konstantin Strukov — Yuzhuralzoloto’s primary shareholder—opting to maintain his existing holdings.

In the wake of the successful IPO, Strukov expressed contentment in engaging with Russia’s key institutional investors and numerous private investors who have shown confidence in the company’s growth trajectory. He underscored the significance of upholding high standards of business efficiency, transparency, and corporate governance as Yuzhuralzoloto transitions into a publicly traded entity.

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The company’s primary operations are centered in the Chelyabinsk region, where it conducts gold mining activities across 17 sites in the “Ural” and “Siberian” regions. Additionally, Yuzhuralzoloto operates its own refinery, strengthening its foothold in the gold mining sector.

From a financial perspective, Yuzhuralzoloto, a mining company based in Russia, reported a significant loss of 20 billion rubles in 2022. The company faced continued challenges in the first half of 2023, with a reported loss of 3.33 billion rubles, according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Noteworthy is the fact that Strukov, a prominent figure in the industry, holds a substantial ownership stake of 99.99% in Yuzhuralzoloto. This ownership has contributed significantly to his family’s estimated wealth, which currently stands at $1.3 billion.

This substantial wealth has positioned Strukov at the 91st spot in the Forbes ranking of the 200 wealthiest businessmen in Russia for the year 2023. His strategic investments and ownership in Yuzhuralzoloto have played a crucial role in his financial success and recognition within the industry.