Metsä Group Completes Sale of Russian Subsidiaries to VLP Group

On Tuesday, Metsä Group announcing it has successfully completed a transaction in which the ownership in the group’s Russian subsidiaries Metsä Svir LLC, Metsä Forest St. Petersburg LLC, Metsä Forest Podporozhye LLC, and Metsä Board Rus LLC has transferred to VLP Group.

The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price of the transaction, according to a press release.

VLP Group operates in forestry and forest industry mainly in the Vologda region of Russia. Metsä Group held a minority ownership in VLP Group from 2003–2017.

In 2022, Metsä Group stopped its business operations in Russia, including the operations of the Svir sawmill, wood procurement, and paperboard sales. As result of the completed transaction, Metsä Group no longer holds any assets in Russia, the company said.

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