“We’ve received good news today and we are glad that we have been chosen for this important transaction. Our company is one of the leading world advisors on merger and acquisition agreements,” Salvetti told RFE/FL’s Ukrainian Service.
The company will begin selling Poroshenko’s assets next week, he said.
Ukraine’s “chocolate king” Poroshenko is the country’s seventh richest person, according to Forbes. As of June 1, 2014, the magazine estimated his wealth at $1.3 billion.
Poroshenko said he would sell his business after he had been elected Ukraine’s president in May 2014. “We need to embed a new tradition: when a person is elected to the highest post, he should make a bold step and sell his business and focus entirely on work,” he said.