ALMATY Dec 23 Kazkommertsbank
> and Kazakh businessman Kenes Rakishev may buy equal
stakes in BTA Bank, acquiring control over
Kazakhstan's third-largest lender, Kazakh sovereign wealth fund
Samruk-Kazyna said on Monday.
Samruk-Kazyna will retain a minority stake in BTA Bank, the
fund said after reaching what it called a preliminary and
non-binding deal with the investors.
It did not disclose the size or the price of the stakes
which Kazkommertsbank and Rakishev would acquire in BTA Bank.
(Reporting by Mariya Gordeyeva; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov;
Editing by Mark Potter)