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Business Connections and Political Donations of Georgian Dream Majoritarian Candidates for 2020 Parliamentary Elections

11 September, 2020

 

In order to keep voters informed in the run up to the 2020 parliamentary elections, Transparency International Georgia is looking into all of the majoritarian candidates nominated by political parties – specifically their business connections and political donations. While this report focuses on the candidates nominated by the ruling Georgian Dream party, future publications in this series will cover all other political actors.

Transparency International Georgia examined business activities of majoritarian candidates and their family members, participation of their companies in public procurement and privatization of state-owned property (covering the period from 2012 to August 20, 2020), political donations made by these persons and their business partners, and asset declarations of former public officials nominated as candidates.

Key Findings:

  • More than half of Georgian Dream majoritarian candidates – 19 out of 30 – are involved in entrepreneurial activities (themselves and/or family members). These 19 people are, in various ways, connected to 186 companies.
  • Out of 30 majoritarian candidates, 14 personally made donations to the Georgian Dream in 2012-2020. Their donations to the Georgian Dream amounted to GEL 740,826. These candidates are: Beka Odisharia, Giorgi Volski, Levan Kobiashvili, Gogi Meshveliani, Zaal Dugladze, Samvel Manukian, Gocha Enukidze, Paata Kvizhinadze, Bezhan Tsakadze, Givi Chichinadze, Zaza Lominadze, Irakli Khakhubia, Irakli Chikovani and Anzor Bolkvadze.
  • Business partners of the majoritarian candidates involved in entrepreneurial activities have made large political donations, too. Overall, the candidates, their family members, and business partners donated GEL 3,702,826 to the Georgian Dream in 2012-2020.
  • The largest donors among the majoritarian candidates (including family members and business partners) are: Gocha Enukidze – GEL 1,254,000; Zaal Dugladze – GEL 990,000; Irakli Khakhubia – GEL 458,000; Davit Songhulashvili – GEL 340,000; and Bezhan Tsakadze – GEL 320,000.
  • Companies with links to eight candidates involved in entrepreneurial activities have a history of participating in public procurement. Overall, in 2012-2020, these companies received GEL 4,364,109 through tenders and simplified procurement (GEL 623,450 through tenders; GEL 3,740,659 through simplified procurement).
  • 6 majoritarian candidates (Davit Songhulashvili, Beka Odisharia, Zaal Dugladze, Gocha Enukidze, Zaza Lominadze and Irakli Khakhubia) have participated in the privatization of state-owned property: in 2013-2020 they or their companies bought real estate for GEL 758,300 and shares in state-owned enterprises for GEL 2,210,000.
  • In the case of two candidates (Davit Songhulashvili and Irakli Khakhubia), companies associated with them have received state funding under the "Produce in Georgia" program, with the total investment of GEL 12,646,900.
  • Six out of 30 candidates are not conducting entrepreneurial activities and have not made political donations. These are Sozar Subari, Nodar Turdzeladze, Davit Sergeenko, Shalva Kereselidze, Zaur Dargali, and Nino Latsabidze.
  • Six Georgian Dream candidates running in majoritarian districts have previously donated money to the United National Movement in 2012. These are Beka Odisharia, Davit Songhulashvili, Gocha Enukidze, Zaal Dugladze, Irakli Khakhubia and Anzor Bolkvadze.

Out of 30 candidates running in single-seat district elections, 17 are incumbent or former public officials who submitted their asset declarations in 2019-2020. The following irregularities were identified in the most recent declarations they had filled out:

  • Five candidates declared incompletely or did not declare at all the companies that they and/or their family members own: Davit Songhulashvili, Aleksandre Motserelia, Anzor Bolkvadze, Irakli Khakhubia, and Resan Kontselidze.
  • In six cases, public officials did not transfer the right to manage the company shares they owned to another person. In addition to the fact that this is a violation of the law, it indicates that these public officials did not give up the management of their shares even formally. These persons are: Levan Kobiashvili, Davit Songhulashvili, Samvel Manukian, Irakli Khakhubia, Gocha Enukidze, and Irakli Kadagishvili.

Note: Transparency International Georgia is unable to check whether the companies mentioned in this study are operational since the information required to do so is a tax secret.

Tbilisi Election Districts:


Beka Odisharia

Candidate running in the Mtatsminda-Krtsanisi single-seat district
Currently: Krtsanisi N7 single-seat district MP

Beka Odisharia is an incumbent MP. He owns 100 percent of shares in Anabazisi, LLC, and 10 percent of shares in Dzveli Dedakalaki, LLC; his wife, Mariam Gamtsemlidze, is an individual entrepreneur. In compliance with the Law on the Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Service, he transferred his shares with the right to manage to another person. However, between November 2016 and September 2017, Beka Odisharia managed the shares himself thus being involved in activities incompatible with his office during this period. He fully declared these companies in the asset declaration he submitted in January 2020.

In 2014, Beka Odisharia bought a 111 sq.m. of land and a 1 attached building (94.04 sq.m.) on the N39 Berdznis street in Tbilisi for 45,000 GEL through an electronic privatization auction. In the auction, which was not accompanied by any investment commitment, Beka Odisharia was the only bidder.

Beka Odisharia made several large political donations in the past. In 2012, he made a donation in the amount of GEL 35,000 to the United National Movement; in 2016, he donated GEL 40,000 to the Georgian Dream; and in 2018 he donated GEL 60,000 to Salome Zurabishvili.


Giorgi Voslki

Candidate running the Didube-Chughureti single-seat district
Currently: Chughureti N14 single-seat district MP

Giorgi Volski is not involved in entrepreneurial activities. At various times, he made donations to Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia and to Salome Zurabishvili. In 2012-2016, he gave GEL 29,841 to Georgian Dream, and, in 2018, donated GEL 4,000 to Salome Zurabishvili.


Kakhi Kakhishvili

Candidate running in the Isani single-seat district
Previously: Former Minister of Prisons; Former Head of the Administration of the Government of Georgia

Kakhi Kakhishvili is a founder of the Kulishvili, Kakhishvili, Bolkvadze Company ‘Consultant’ Solidary Responsibility Company (SRC). Kakhi Kakhishvili declared this SRC in the declaration he submitted in 2019.


Mikheil Kavelashvili

Candidate running in the Nadzaladevi single-seat district
Currently: single-seat district MP

According to the 2019 declaration, Mikheil Kavelashvili owns 24.5 percent of GLT Oil Trade and Invest GmbH, a limited liability company registered in Switzerland. His wife, Tamar Bagrationi, owns 40 percent of shares in Geomaki, LLC.


Levan Kobiashvili

Candidate running in the Gldani single-seat district
Currently: single-seat district MP

Levan Kobiashvili is actively involved in entrepreneurial activities. He owns 10 percent of shares in JSS, LLC, 100 percent shares in K-3, LLC, and 25 percent of shares in Ali Georgian Motors, LLC. Levan Kobiashvili declared these companies in his 2019 declaration, however, in violation of the Law on the Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Service, he did not transfer the right to manage his 100 percent of shares in K-3, LLC and 25 percent of shares in Ali Georgian Motors, LLC to anyone else. At the same time, Levan Kobiashvili transferred the 10 percent of shares in JSS, LLC with the right to manage to another person in October 2017, although he became an MP in November 2016. In 2012, JSS, LLC was awarded one contract worth GEL 6,817 through a simplified procurement procedure from Khashuri Municipality.

In 2016, Levan Kobiashvili made a donation of GEL 55,000 to Georgian Dream; in 2018, he donated GEL 10,000 to Salome Zurabishvili.

Regional Election Districts:


Davit Songhulashvili

Candidate running in the Gurjaani, Sagarejo, Dedoplistskaro, and Sighnaghi single-seat district
Currently: Gurjaani N24 single-seat district MP

MP Davit Songhulashvili and his family (wife – Ketevan Maghularia, father – Bidzina Songhulashvili, and brother – Ioseb Songhulashvili) are actively involved in entrepreneurial activities. In various ways, they are connected to 27 companies:

 

Company

Shares of Davit Songhulashvili and his family members

Additional information

 Gamsakhurdias 5, LLC

16% – Davit Songhulashvili

17% and president – Ioseb Songhulashvili

According to the Public Registry, Davit Songhulashvili did not transfer his shares in these eight companies with the right of management to another person. In case of five companies, transfer of shares is indicated in the declaration but this is not recorded in the Registry.

 

Gamsakhurdias 5, LLC was awarded one small (GEL 935) contract through a simplified procurement procedure in 2016.

 

Edresi, LLC was awarded 23 small (GEL 5,053) contracts through the simplified procurement procedure in 2012-2018.

 Edresi, LLC

59% – Davit Songhulashvili

Director – Ioseb Songhulashvili

 Progresi, LLC

50% – Davit Songhulashvili

 Beleza, LLC

100% – Davit Songhulashvili

Director – Ioseb Songhulashvili

 TH Georgia, LLC

49% – Davit Songhulashvili

 Intergazi, LLC

30% – Davit Songhulashvili

 Dry Cleaning Georgia, LLC

16.67% – Davit Songhulashvili

 Rtveli-2002, LLC

34% – Davit Songhulashvili

Sonnet Construction, LLC

President – Bidzina Songhulashvili

72% and director – Ioseb Songhulashvili

The company owns 100 percent of Vakhushti Bagrationi 1, LLC (whose director is also Ioseb Songhulashvili).

 Iranul-Kartuli Agro Satsarmo, LLC

Director – Bidzina Songhulashvili

 AGCC, LLC

49% and director – Bidzina Songhulashvili

 Geoprogress Group, LLC

50% – Bidzina Songhulashvili

The company owns 100 percent of Vanili-M, LLC and 40 percent of Georgia Global Invest, LLC.

 

 Kolagi, LLC

68% – Bidzina Songhulashvili

 Ceramica el Torrente+, LLC

17% – Bidzina Songhulashvili

 Gurjaani+, LLC

75% – Bidzina Songhulashvili

25% – Ioseb Songhulashvili

The company was awarded 52 procurement contracts  (GEL 64,499) through simplified procurement procedure in 2012-2020.

 Alali 2007, LLC

5.5% – Bidzina Songhulashvili

Geo Treasure, LLC

100% and director – Ioseb Songhulashvili

Owns 100 percent of Perlitinvest, LLC

 Forfit LLC

100% and director – Ioseb Songhulashvili

 Sabi, LLC

50% – Ioseb Songhulashvili

 Tba 2012 , LLC

45% – Ioseb Songhulashvili

 Baby Boom, LLC

100% and director – Ketevan Maghularia

Kado, LLC

50% and director – Ketevan Maghularia

Not indicated in the declaration

 CMC Group, LLC

33% – Ketevan Maghularia

Davit Songhulashvili provided incomplete information about his wife’s entrepreneurial activities in the 2020 declaration: Kado, LLC and CMC Group, LLC are not mentioned in it. Furthermore, his share in TH Georgia, LLC is indicated in the declaration incorrectly (33 instead of 49 percent). In addition, the declaration indicates that the MP transferred the shares he owned in five companies with the right to manage to another person, however, this information is not reflected in the Public Registry. Apart from these five companies, Davit Songhulashvili did not transfer to other persons the temporary right to manage the shares he owns in the following companies: Intergazi, LLC, Progresi, LLC and TH Georgia, LLC, which is a violation of the Law on the Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Service.

Ceramika El Torrente + LLC has indirectly received funding of 10,000,000 GEL within the framework of the state program "Produce in Georgia". Investment involves the production of ceramic products. The state funding was officially received by a company with a similar name - Ceramica El Torrente LLC, which in 2019 merged with Ceramic El Torrente + LLC. However, David Songhulashvili's father, Bidzina Songhulashvili, owned 17% of the former company even before the merger.

Sonnet Construction LLC has participated in the privatization of state-owned real estate. At the end of 2013, the company purchased 1,078 sq.m. of land with 2 attached buildings located at N1/4 Aleksidze Street, Tbilisi through an electronic auction procedure for 410,000 GEL. The company was the only bidder. The investment condition of the privatization was to move the transformer substation located on privatized land to another location.

Davit Songhulashvili, his family members, and their business partners have made substantial political donations. In 2016-2018, they donated the total of GEL 340,000 to the ruling party. Interestingly, in 2016, Gamsakhurdias 5, LLC, Ioseb Songhulashvili and Nukri Lipartashvili donated money to the Georgian Dream on the same day – 4 October.

Name, Surname

Amount donated

Recipient political party

Date

Connection to single-seat district candidate

Gamsakhurdias 5, LLC

GEL 120,000

 

04.10.2016

16% – Davit Songhulashvili

17% and president – Ioseb Songhulashvili

Ioseb Songhulashvili

GEL 40,000

Georgian Dream

13.09.2017

Davit Songhulashvili’s brother

GEL 60,000

Georgian Dream

04.10.2016

Bidzina Songhulashvili

GEL 50,000

Georgian Dream

24.10.2016

Davit Songhulashvili’s father

Nukri Lipartashvili

GEL 60,000

Georgian Dream

04.10.2016

Gamsakhurdias 5, LLC

Vasili Babluani

GEL 10,000

Salome Zurabishvili

03.12.2018

Ceramica el Torrente+, LLC

Total

GEL 340,000

In 2012, Davit Songhulashvili personally donated GEL 7,000 to the United National Movement.


Giorgi Khojevanishvili

Candidate running in the Gori and Kaspi single-seat district
Previously: Former Governor of Shida Kartli region

Giorgi Khojevanishvili is involved in entrepreneurial activities. He owns shares in five companies, while his wife is a shareholder of one company and a director of another. In the 2019 declaration that Giorgi Khojevanishvili submitted as a state representative, all of these companies are declared and his shares are transferred to other persons with the right to manage as required by the law.

Person

Company

Share

Giorgi Khojevanishvili

 

GNK Group, LLC

75%

Fruit Export Company, LLC

100%

 Geo Fruit Production, LLC

50%

 Gazlendi, LLC

100%

Dekers Georgia, LLC

20%

Natia Javakhi (wife)

 Norbi, LLC

10%

Master promotion, LLC

Director

In 2013-2018, Gazlendi, LLC won eight public tenders for fuel procurement with the total value amounting to GEL 144,596. In 2012-2020, this company was awarded 119 small contracts worth over GEL 18,000 through direct procurement procedure, also for fuel.

Giorgi Gabunia, the owner of 42.5 percent of shares in Norbi, LLC and business partner of Giorgi Khojevanishvili’s wife, donated GEL 59,000 to Georgian Dream in 2016.


Zaal (Zaza) Dugladze

Candidate running in the Khashuri and Kareli single-seat district

Businessman Zaal Dugladze owns shares or holds the director’s post in nine companies. His two brothers, Davit and Giorgi Dugladze, are also involved in entrepreneurial activities. Overall, the Dugladze brothers are connected to 16 companies:

Company

Shares of Zaal Dugladze and his brothers

 Dugladze Wine Company, LLC

23% and director – Zaal Dugladze; 23% – Davit Dugladze

 Elektra-LTD, LLC

25% – Zaal Dugladze; 25% – Davit Dugladze

F and Company, LLC

12.5% – Zaal Dugladze

 Mtatsminda-95, LLC

20% – Zaal Dugladze; 20% – Davit Dugladze

 GIC, LLC

50% – Zaal Dugladze

 Aisi Inc, LLC

34% – Zaal Dugladze; 33% and director – Davit Dugladze

 Veni Vidi Georgia, LLC

20% – Zaal Dugladze; 20% – Davit Dugladze;

20% – Giorgi Dugladze 

 DWC&CO, LLC

Director – Zaal Dugladze;

Iveria Alco, LLC

Director – Zaal Dugladze;

 Geo Produkti, LLC

60% – Davit Dugladze

 Temi, LLC

50% – Davit Dugladze

 Lomis Mta, LLC

34% – Davit Dugladze

Energy Trade Inc, LLC

35% – Giorgi Dugladze

 Imereti 2014, LLC

50% – Giorgi Dugladze

In addition to the companies listed, Dugladze Wine Company, LLC, in turn, owns 100 percent of shares in Vartsikhe Brandy Factory, LLC and Iveria Alco, LLC. Vartsikhe Brandy Factory LLC was a state-owned company until 2013; In December 2013, it was purchased by the Dugladze Wine Company LLC for 2,010,000 GEL (starting price 1,340,000) as a result of an electronic auction.

In 2018, Dugladze Wine Company, LLC won two public tenders: one was small (GEL 3,692), while the value of the other tender announced by the Ministry of Internal Affairs to procure sparkling wine was GEL 160,768. In addition, in 2016-2019, the company was awarded 17 small simplified procurement contracts with the total value of GEL 16, 945.

Zaal Dugladze, his family members and their business partners have made large political donations. Zaal Dugladze and his brothers alone gave GEL 340,000 to Georgian Dream, while together with business partners, who include Bidzina Ivanishvili’s brother Aleksandre Ivanishvili, the donations amount to GEL 990,000:

Name, Surname

Amount of donation

Recipient political party

Date

Connection to single-seat district candidate

Zaal Dugladze

GEL 25,000

Georgian Dream

05.05.2020

GEL 20,000

Georgian Dream

06.06.2019

GEL 40,000

Georgian Dream

10.08.2017

GEL 30,000

Georgian Dream

15.09.2016

Davit Dugladze

GEL 25,000

Georgian Dream

05.05.2020

Zaal Dugladze’s brother

GEL 10,000

Salome Zurabishvili

11.10.2018

GEL 60,000

Georgian Dream

09.08.2017

GEL 50,000

Georgian Dream

22.09.2016

Giorgi Dugladze

GEL 20,000

Georgian Dream

11.09.2017

Zaal Dugladze’s brother

GEL 30,000

Georgian Dream

10.08.2017

GEL 30,000

Georgian Dream

21.09.2016

Aleksandre Ivanishvili

GEL 20,000

Georgian Dream

02.04.2020

Dugladze Wine Company, LLC; F and Company, LLC; Aisi Inc, LLC

GEL 30,000

Georgian Dream

20.02.2020

GEL 45,000

Georgian Dream

28.03.2019

GEL 45,000

Salome Zurabishvili

03.10.2018

GEL 30,000

Georgian Dream

11.09.2017

GEL 30,000

Georgian Dream

15.09.2016

Tornado+, LLC

GEL 35,000

Salome Zurabishvili

15.11.2018

Aleksandre Ivanishvili owns  79.5 percent of the company

GEL 50,000

Georgian Dream

07.12.2016

 Citadel, LLC

GEL 100,000

Georgian Dream

02.07.2019

Aleksandre Ivanishvili owns  75 percent of the company

GEL 40,000

Georgian Dream

08.09.2017

GEL 100,000

Georgian Dream

06.10.2016

 

Malkhaz Kanchaveli

GEL 5,000

Salome Zurabishvili

08.10.2018

Dugladze Wine Company, LLC; Mtatsminda-95, LLC; Temi, LLC

GEL 50,000

Georgian Dream

07.09.2017

GEL 50,000

Georgian Dream

21.09.2016

Tamaz Kharaidze

GEL 20,000

Georgian Dream

28.03.2019

Energy Trade Inc, LLC; Mtatsminda-95, LLC

Total

GEL 990,000

In addition, in 2012, Zaal Dugladze made a donation in the amount of GEL 60,000 to the United National Movement.

It is noteworthy that Giorgi Dugladze is the chairperson of LEPL National Agency of State Property. In the declaration submitted in June 2020, he indicated all three of his companies, although, contrary to the Law on the Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Service, he did not transfer his shares with the right to manage them to another person. Furthermore, in case of Veni Vidi Georgia, LLC, the information he provided about other shareholders of the company was incomplete (it is precisely the company in which his brothers own shares).


Anton Obolashvili

Candidate running in the Akhaltsikhe, Borjomi, Adigeni and Aspindza single-seat district

Anton Obolashvili is actively involved in entrepreneurial activities. He owns shares or holds a position of a director/representative in eight companies which, in turn, own another six companies:

Company

Share

Additional information

Globalpharm, LLC

100% and director

The company has a full ownership of three subsidiaries: Global Real Estate, LLC; Monograph, LLC; and Somini, LLC.

 

N 2012-2017, the company received 18 direct procurement contracts, 17 of them were small – GEL 43,472, and one (2012) was large – GEL 210,119.

 Globalinvestment, LLC

100%

The company owns shares in three other companies: 25 percent in Saaptiako Sakhli, LLC; 25 percent in W/M Investment, LLC; and 100 percent in West Trading, LLC.

Geomedicine, LLC

35%

Meskheti 2004, LLC

100%

Parkline, LLC

60%

Universe 2017

Director

Globalpharm owns 100 percent of the company

Representative office of Rotapharm Ltd

Representative

Official representative office of World Medicine in Georgia

Representative

In 2012, Robert Eloidze, commercial director of Anton Obolashvili’s company Globalpharm, LLC, made a donation in the amount of GEL 50,000 to the National Movement.

Anton Obolashvili’s wife, Lia Obolashvili, is involved in entrepreneurial activities. She owns shares and is a director in five companies:

Company

Share

Additional information

Beauty Life, LLC

100% and director

The company owns (100 percent) Keune Academy, LLC

Baby Land, LLC

50%

 

Dani 2012, LLC

70%

The company was awarded 638 small simplified procurement contracts worth over GEL 600,000 in 2013-2020.

Host House, LLC

50%


Gocha Enukidze

Candidate running in the Ambrolauri, Oni, Tsageri, Lentekhi and Mestia single-seat district
Currently: Ambrolauri, Oni, Tsageri, Lentekhi and Mestia single-seat district MP

Gocha Enukidze is connected to 31 companies in various ways. He is a direct shareholder in five companies:

Company

Share

Additional information

Ibercompany, LLC

100%

In 2012-2020, the company was awarded 912 direct public procurement contracts for fuel with the total worth of over GEL 2.5m. The majority of the contracts are small (less than GEL 5,000) although there are two relatively large contracts too: in 2018, the National Food Agency signed two contracts with Ibercompany, LLC worth GEL 266,756 and GEL 229,706.

Alliance Motors Tbilisi, LLC

25%

Kasleti 1, LLC

45%

His daughter, Tinatin Enukidze, is the company director and owns 5 percent of its shares.

Archi Tower, LLC

25%

Academician Egnate Pipia Tbilisi Medical Institute, LLC

20%

The company owns 3 percent of shares in Medical Firm Deutsche Fachklinik für Onkologie, LLC

Gocha Enukidze submitted his last declaration in June 2020, fully declaring all the companies and their subsidiaries that he owns. In compliance with the requirements of the law, Gocha Enukidze also temporarily transferred the shares he owns in all companies with the right of management to another person, with the exception of Academician Egnate Pipia Tbilisi Medical Institute, LLC: in this case the Public Registry found a mistake during the registration and, as a result, Gocha Enukidze formally remains the manager of the shares, which contradicts the requirements of the law.

Ibercompany LLC has participated in the privatization of state-owned real estate. In 2017, through an electronic auction, the company purchased 5,775 sq.m. of land located in the village of Dzegvi, Mtskheta Municipality, for 118,000 GEL. In 2019, the company purchased 195 sq.m. land in Ambrolauri for 10,300 GEL. In both auctions, which had no investment commitment, the company was the only bidder.

In addition to the companies mentioned earlier, Gocha Enukidze is an indirect owner of 14 companies owned by Ibercompany, LLC:

Company

Share of Ibercompany, LLC

Company

Share of Ibercompany, LLC

Iberia Samachablo, LLC

50%

Transcaucasus Fuel Company, LLC     

50%

Iberhesi, LLC

100%

Marneuli Almonds, LLC

90%

Iberwine, LLC

100%

Homemart, LLC

100%

Delta Gazi, LLC

10%

Kera Development, LLC

50%

Potpetroli, LLC

40%

Galaxy Invest, LLC

100%

Shatro Valley, LLC

20%

Saburtalos Bazari 2012, LLC

60%

Archi Riverside, LLC

50%

Omega Gazi, LLC

35%

Gocha Enukidze’s daughter, Tinatin Enukidze, is involved in entrepreneurial activities. She owns shares and is a director in 10 companies:

Company

Share

Additional information

Iberwine, LLC

Director

Ibercompany, LLC owns 100 percent of shares in the company.

 

In 2018-2019, the company was awarded 11 small direct procurement contracts with the total worth of GEL13,855.

Group Baf, LLC

10%

Euro Test, LLC

25%

Iberhesi, LLC 

Director

Ibercompany, LLC owns 100 percent of shares in the company.

Naberauli Wines, LLC

Director

Iberwines, LLC owns 100 percent of shares in the company.

Kasleti 1, LLC

5% and director

Area 27, LLC

Director

All four companies are owned entirely by Marneuli Almonds, LLC (same as Optima, LLC), in which 90 percent of shares are, in turn, owned by Ibercompany, LLC.

Area 95, LLC

Director

Area 08

Director

Area 20

Director

Gocha Enukidze’s wife, Dea Meladze, owns 25 percent of shares in Gama, LLC[1] which, according to Gocha Enukidze’s asset declaration, does not perform economic activities.

Gocha Enukidze and his family’s business partners have made large political donations. Gocha Enukidze himself donated GEL 165,000 to Georgian Dream; combined with his family’s business partners, the amount of donations reaches GEL 1,254,000:

Name, Surname

Amount of Donation

Recipient political party

Date

Connection to single-seat district candidate

Gocha Enukidze

GEL 60,000

Salome Zurabishvili

28.09.2018

GEL 50,000

Georgian Dream

01.09.2017

GEL 55,000

Georgian Dream

29.07.2016

 

Mari Japaridze

GEL 35,000

Georgian Dream

23.12.2019

 

Delta Gazi, LLC; Omega Gazi, LLC

GEL 60,000

Salome Zurabishvili

27.11.2018

GEL 50,000

Georgian Dream

18.10.2017

Zaza Vashakidze

GEL 20,000

Georgian Dream

26.11.2019

Group Baf, LLC; Delta Gazi, LLC

GEL 10,000

Georgian Dream

25.10.2018

Nazi Liparteliani

GEL 60,000

Salome Zurabishvili

27.11.2018

Group Baf, LLC; Omega Gazi, LLC; Delta Gazi, LLC

Gama, LLC

GEL 100,000

Georgian Dream

17.10.2017

Three business partners of Gocha Enukidze mentioned in this table own 52 percent of the company: Meri Japaridze, Zaza Vashakidze and Nazi Liparteliani.

Koka Kokolashvili

GEL 30,000

Georgian Dream

26.04.2013

Group Baf, LLC

Giorgi Adeishvili

GEL 25,000

Georgian Dream

13.10.2017

Group Baf, LLC

Nikoloz Pataridze

GEL 20,000

Georgian Dream

29.11.2019

Group Baf, LLC

GEL 15,000

Salome Zurabishvili

25.10.2018

GEL 15,000

Georgian Dream

18.10.2017

Nikoloz Khmaladze

GEL 50,000

Georgian Dream

18.10.2017

Group Baf, LLC; Omega Gazi, LLC; Delta Gazi, LLC

Kakhaberi Lataria[2]

GEL 50,000

Georgian Dream

12.12.2019

Euro Test, LLC

GEL 60,000

Salome Zurabishvili

06.11.2018

GEL 60,000

Georgian Dream

17.08.2016

Dimitri Adamia

GEL 60,000

Salome Zurabishvili

28.09.2018

Kera Development, LLC

GEL 30,000

Georgian Dream

25.08.2016

 

Tengiz Tsulaia

GEL 60,000

Salome Zurabishvili

08.10.2018

Archi Tower, LLC

GEL 50,000

Georgian Dream

08.09.2016

Giorgi Mshvildadze

GEL 55,000

Salome Zurabishvili

17.10.2018

Transcaucasus Fuel Company, LLC

Mikheil Alkhanishvili

GEL 40,000

Georgian Dream

23.10.2013

Alliance Motors Tbilisi, LLC

Rostom Kobakhidze

GEL 30,000

Georgian Dream

06.09.2017

Shatro Valley, LLC

Davit Chikovani

GEL 10,000

Georgian Dream

20.09.2017

Shatro Valley, LLC

Dimitri Asatiani

GEL 14,000

Georgian Dream

05.09.2016

Potpetroli, LLC

Davit Chakhtauri

GEL 10,000

Georgian Dream

28.11.2019

Delta Gazi, LLC; Omega Gazi, LLC

Beka Kikaleishvili

GEL 30,000

Georgian Dream

01.08.2016

Kasleti 1, LLC; Euro Test, LLC

Zaza Charkviani

GEL 15,000

Georgian Dream

22.01.2014

Kasleti 1, LLC

GEL 20,000

Georgian Dream

23.10.2013

Vladimer Pataridze

GEL 5,000

Georgian Dream

18.10.2017

Group Baf

Total

GEL 1,245,000

Interestingly, prior to 2013, Gocha Enukidze and some of his current business partners made donations to the United National Movement:

Name, Surname

Amount of donation

Recipient political party

Date

Gocha Enukidze

GEL 60,000

United National Movement

16.07.2012

Temur Kokhodze

GEL 60,000

United National Movement

22.08.2012

Nikoloz Pataridze

GEL 15,000

United National Movement

25.07.2012

Kakhaber Lataria

GEL 40,000

United National Movement

27.09.2012

GEL 20,000

United National Movement

24.08.201

Bezhan Tsakadze

Candidate running in the Tkibuli, Terjola, Zestaponi and Baghdati single-seat district

Businessman Bezhan Tsakadze owns nine companies, and his son, Bidzina Tsakadze, is a shareholder in seven companies:

Name, Surname

Company

Share

Bezhan Tsakadze

JDJ Industry, LLC

Director

Solidi, LLC

40%

 La Grande Dimora, LLC

50%

Davit Tatishvili Centre for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, LLC

50%

Georgian Development Group +, LLC

50%

 JDJ Plaza, LLC

100%

 JDJ Palace, LLC

100%

 JDJ Imereti, LLC

100%

 Magnolia, LLC

100%

Bidzina Tsakadze (son)

 New House, LLC

100% and director

Elmari, LLC

100% and director

 Pigsi, LLC

20%

 Kvareli-2012, LLC

25%

 Domino Construction, LLC

25%

 OCEAN, LLC

100%

Georgian Development Group +, LLC

50%

Davit Tatishvili Centre for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, LLC won seven tenders worth GEL 111,339 total announced by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Abkhazia in 2016-2019.

Bezhan Tsakadze, his son, Bidzina Tsakadze, and their business partners have made large political donations. In total, they donated GEL 320,000 to Georgian Dream:

Name, Last Name

Amount of donation

Recipient political party

Date

Connection to single-seat district candidate

Bezhan Tsakadze

GEL 60,000

Salome Zurabishvili

14.12.2018

Bidzina Tsakadze

GEL 30,000

Salome Zurabishvili

14.12.2018

Bezhan Tsakadze’s son

GEL 60,000

Georgian Dream

03.08.2016

Platoni Ratiani

GEL 60,000

Georgian Dream

31.07.2017

Kvareli-2012, LLC

GEL 50,000

Georgian Dream

13.09.2016

Gocha Dzneladze

GEL 60,000

Georgian Dream

13.09.2016

Kvareli-2012, LLC

Total

GEL 320,000


Zaza Lominadze

Candidate running in the Kutaisi single-seat district

Zaza Lominadze owns shares and/or is a director in three companies:

Company

Connection

Participation in public procurement

LJ & Co – Centre for Tuberculosis and Infectious Pathologies, LLC

25% and director

In 2017, the company was awarded four small direct procurement contracts worth GEL 3,450 in total from Kutaisi’s municipal LLCs.

Klinika-LJ, LLC

35%

In 2015, it won three tenders for medical service provision worth GEL 71,055 in total; in 2012-2020, it was awarded 54 direct procurement contracts worth GEL 38,043 in total.

Chadraki TV, LLC

40%

LJ & Co – Centre for Tuberculosis and Infectious Pathologies, LLC is, at the same time, the owner of 95 percent of shares in LJ & Company – Western Georgia Centre for Tuberculosis and Infectious Pathologies, LLC in which the remaining 5 percent are owned by the state. Prior to 2016, this company was state-owned; in February 2016, the government, based on a direct sale (privatisation) decree, transferred it into the ownership of LJ & Co – Centre for Tuberculosis and Infectious Pathologies, LLC for GEL 200,000 on condition that an investment amounting to USD 2m would be made (construction of a hospital in Kutaisi); Zaza Lominadze, who owned 20 percent in the buying company, was at the time a member of Kutaisi City Council.

After the privatisation, in 2016-2020, the company was awarded 28 relatively small direct procurement contracts in the amount of GEL 87,501 in total and one large contract worth GEL 710,000 (medical services related to COVID-19).

Zaza Lominadze donated GEL 875 to Georgian Dream in 2014.


Vasil Chigogidze

Candidate running in the Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti and Chokhatauri single-seat district

Businessman Vasil Chigogidze is connected to 28 companies in various ways. He owns shares and/or is a director in 20 companies:

Company

Share

Company

Share

Chigo, LLC

100% and director

Javardeni, LLC

67%

Viteshop, LLC

100% and director

Bridge-Development, LLC

50%

Gubazeuli 2018, LLC

100% and director

Unitrans Georgia, LLC

50%

Eleshop, LLC

100% and director

 Progress 2012, LLC

25%

 Vako, LLC

50%

Sakrkinigzaekspeditsia, LLC

40%

Caucasus International University, LLC

25%

Aligatori XXI, LLC

66.67%

Teatrebi Apolo, LLC

10%

Perandus, LLC

40%

S&G Investment, LLC

40%

S&G Royal Estate Development, LLC

40%

Geoagromaksi, LLC

100%

Mako, LLC

40%

Mukha, LLC

30%

Paliastomi-Sapari, LLC

50%

In addition, four of his companies, in turn, own eight other companies:

Main company

Subsidiary

Chigo, LLC

Marabda 2007, LLC (90%); Terrassa Hippodrome, LLC (50%)

Vako, LLC

Georgia Lottery Systems, LLC (50%); KJ Holdings Corporation, LLC (50%) (the latter, in turn, owns Georgia-Korea Taxi Company, LLC (100%)

Caucasus International University, LLC

Basketball Academy, LLC (50%)

Sakrkinigzaekspeditsia, LLC

Meteori, LLC (51%); Transport and Expedition Service - Davit Sarajishvili 97, LLC (25%)

In 2016-2020, 624 public schools and museums throughout the country purchased electronic versions of educational documentaries “The Georgian Chronicles with Mariam Lortkipanidze” for GEL 115 (the total amounting to GEL 71,760) through a direct procurement procedure from Caucasus International University, LLC.

Vasil Chigogidze owns 30 percent in Mukha, LLC; his business partner in his company and owner of 40 percent of its shares, Nikoloz Kvezereli, made a donation amounting to GEL 47,000 to Georgian Dream in 2016. Another one of his partners, owner of 40 percent in Sakrkinigzaekspeditsia, LLC, Grigol Mikeladze, donated GEL 55,000 to Georgian Dream in 2016.


Irakli Khakhubia

Candidate running in the Poti, Khobi and Senaki single-seat district
Currently: MP elected from a single-seat district

Irakli Khakhubia and his wife, Maka Khakhubia, own shares in eight companies:

Person

Company

Share

Irakli Khakhubia

 Iceberg 2, LLC

25%

 Geonuts, LLC

25%

Gcm Service, LLC

18%

Geo Capital Management, LLC

18%

Iceberg Trading, LLC

16.7%

Maka Khakhubia

Kviparosi, LLC

15% and director

Chela, LLC

25%

Ponte Vecchio, LLC

25%

In the most recent declaration that Irakli Khakhubia submitted as an MP, he declared all of the companies mentioned above, however, in violation of the Law on the Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Institutions, he failed to transfer his shares with the temporary right to manage to other persons in the following companies: GCM Service, LLC, Geo Capital Management, LLC and Iceberg Trading, LLC.

Iceberg 2 LLC has received funding of 2,646,900 GEL within the framework of the state program "Produce in Georgia". The investment involves the production of fish oil and fish meal.

In addition to the listed companies, Iceberg 2, LLC, in turn, owns 64 percent in Geofish Company, LLC, 25.28 percent in AGS Group, LLC and 22 percent in Poti 2012, LLC. These connected enterprises are not indicated in Irakli Khakhubia’s declaration in full, which is also a violation of the law.

In 2020, Geofish Company LLC acquired 2 state-owned properties through privatization: 1. 1,300 sq.m. piece of land in the village of Patara Poti, Khobi Municipality for 46,000 GEL; and 2. 5,052 sq.m. piece of land also in the village of Patara Poti, Khobi Municipality for 129,000 GEL. Both procedures were conducted using an electronic auction, although Geofish Company LLC won both auctions without competition. The terms of the auctions did not include any investment commitments.

Irakli Khakhubia and his family’s business partners have made large political donations. In total, Irakli Khakhubia and his business partners have donated GEL 458,000 to Georgian Dream:

Name, Surname

Amount of donation

Recipient political party

Date

Connection to single-seat district candidate

Irakli Khakhubia

GEL 60,000

Salome Zurabishvili

15.10.2018

 

Kakhaber Lataria

 

GEL 50,000

Georgian Dream

12.12.2019

Iceberg 2, LLC; Geonuts, LLC; GCM Service, LLC; Geo Capital Management, LLC; Iceberg Trading, LLC; AGS Group, LLC; Chela, LLC; Ponte Vecchio, LLC

GEL 60,000

Salome Zurabishvili

06.11.2018

GEL 60,000

Georgian Dream

17.08.2016

Tengiz Sarishvili

GEL 60,000

Georgian Dream

17.08.2016

Iceberg 2, LLC; Iceberg Trading, LLC; Geonuts, LLC

Ramaz Gujabidze

GEL 48,000

Georgian Dream

12.12.2019

Ponte Vecchio, LLC

GEL 60,000

Georgian Dream

17.08.2016

Marina Esebua

GEL 60,000

Georgian Dream

17.08.2016

Kviparosi, LLC

Total

GEL 458,000

It is also interesting that, on 17 August 2016, his business partners, Tengiz Sarishvili and Nikoloz Lataria, and business partners of his wife, Maka Khakhubia – Marina Esebua and Ramaz Gujabidze, made donations of equal amount – GEL 60,000 (the total of GEL 240,000) to Georgian Dream on the same day.

It is noteworthy that, prior to 2013, Irakli Khakhubia as well as his business partners made donations to the United National Movement:

Name, Surname

Amount of donation

Recipient political party

Date

Irakli Khakhubia

GEL 10,000

United National Movement

27.08.2012

Kakhaber Lataria

GEL 40,000

United National Movement

27.09.2012

GEL 20,000

United National Movement

24.08.2012

Tengiz Sarishvili

GEL 40,000

United National Movement

27.09.2012

GEL 20,000

United National Movement

27.08.2012

Ramaz Gujabidze

GEL 15,000

United National Movement

13.08.2012

Irakli Vekua

GEL 1,100

United National Movement

27.08.2012


Anzor Bolkvadze

Candidate running in the Khelvachauri, Keda, Shuakhevi and Khulo single-seat district
Currently: Keda, Shuakhevi and Khulo single-seat district MP

Anzor Bolkvadze is not personally involved in entrepreneurial activities, however, his wife, Tina Bolkvadze, and son, Nodar Bolkvadze, own shares in eight companies:

Person

Company

Share

Additional Information

Tina Bolkvadze

 

Foni+, LLC

100%

The company was awarded five small simplified procurement contracts (GEL 3,000).

Horizonti, LLC

100%

Aisi Goderdzi, LLC

33.3%

In 2017-2018, the company won two tenders (GEL 132,000) from Goderdzi Resorts, which is a limited liability company of the Government of Adjara; also, in 2018-2019, it was awarded 15 small direct procurement contracts (up to GEL 8,000), mainly from the same procurer.

Nodar Bolkvadze

 

Replay Tbilisi, LLC

100% and director

BMC, LLC

50%

In 2015, was awarded two small (up to GEL 2,000) simplified procurement contracts from the state.

Nia, LLC

100% and director

Five simplified procurement contracts worth GEL 14,514 in total granted in 2016-2017.

Gadakhurvis Servisi, LLC

100% and director

Okros Nabiji, LLC

100% and director

Anzor Bolkvadze submitted his most recent declaration as an MP in May 2020. He did not declare the company BMC whose shares are owned by his son, Nodar Bolkvadze, which is a violation of the law.

Anzor Bolkvadze donated GEL 6,500 to the United National Movement in 2012, and GEL 10,000 to Georgian Dream in 2016.


Aleksandre Motserelia

Candidate running in the Tsalenjikha, Chkhorotsku, Martvili and Abasha single-seat district
Previously: Former Governor of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region

Aleksandre Motserelia is involved in entrepreneurial activities. According to the declaration he submitted while holding the office of the state representative, he owns shares in three companies: Kap Georgia, LLC – 49 percent, Aercompany, LLC – 16.34 percent and the company Svet Orechov registered in Slovakia – 49 percent. In compliance with the requirements of the law, Aleksandre Motserelia transferred his shares to another person with the right of management.

Aleksandre Motserelia did not indicate in his declaration that his wife, Lali Khuade, owns 50 percent of shares in each of the two following companies: GGG, LLC and Anamo, LLC, which is a violation of the Law on the Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Service.


Irakli Kadagishvili

Candidate running in the Telavi, Akhmeta, Kvareli and Lagodekhi single-seat district

Previously: Former Governor of Kakheti region

Irakli Kadagishvili owns 15 percent of shares in Geodil, LLC. Starting from 2016, he was the state representative in Kakheti; he declared this company in 2019, although, in violation of the Law on the Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Service, he failed to temporarily transfer his shares with the right to manage to another person.

In 2012, Irakli Kadagishvili made a donation in the amount of GEL 16,000 to Free Democrats.


Samvel Manukian

Candidate running in the Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda single-seat district
Currently: Member of Parliament

Samvel Manukian owns shares in three companies: Grand, LLC – 50 percent, Cristall, LLC – 50 percent, and Geofood, LLC – 50 percent. He is an incumbent MP and has declared the companies in his ownership but, in violation of the requirements of the Law on the Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Service, he did not temporarily transfer his shares with the right to manage to another person.

Samvel Manukian made a donation in the amount of GEL 45,000 to the ruling party in 2016.


Gogi Meshveliani

Candidate running in the Bolnisi, Dmanisi, Tetritskaro and Tsalka Single-Seat District
Currently: Bolnisi single-seat district MP

Gogi Meshveliani is not involved in entrepreneurial activities. In 2016, he donated GEL 20,000 to Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia.


Paata Kvizhinadze

Candidate running in the Sachkhere, Chiatura and Kharagauli Single-Seat District
Currently: Sachkhere single-seat district MP

Paata Kvizhinadze is not involved in entrepreneurial activities. In 2014-2016, he donated GEL 50,000 to Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia.


Irakli Chikovani

Candidate running in the Zugdidi Single-Seat District
Currently: Advisor and Press Speaker of the Prime Minister

Irakli Chikovani is not involved in entrepreneurial activities. In 2012-2016, he donated GEL 27,000 to Free Democrats, in 2012-2014, he donated GEL 21,110 to Georgian Dream.


Givi Tchichinadze

Candidate running in the Samtredia, Tskaltubo, Vani and Khoni Single-Seat District
Currently: Vani and Khoni single-seat district MP

Givi Chichinadze is not involved in entrepreneurial activities. In 2018, he donated GEL 4,000 to Salome Zurabishvili.


Resan Kontselidze

Candidate running in the Batumi single-seat district
Previously: Former deputy director of the Police Department of Adjara

Resan Kontselidze’s wife, Tina Tsivadze, owns 100 percent of Global Rent, LLC and is a director of this company. Resan Kontselidze submitted his last declaration in March 2020, while still holding the office of the deputy director of the Police Department of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara. In the declaration, he failed to indicate the company owned by his wife, which is a violation of the Law on the Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Service.


Zaal Mikeladze

Candidate running in the Kobuleti Single-Seat District
Previously: Minister of Health of Adjara

Zaal Mikeladze submitted his last declaration in February 2020, according to which he is a shareholder in Kobuleti Medical Centre, JSC.


[1] This Gama, LLC and the Gama, LLC mentioned in the table concerning donations provided in the Gocha Enukidze sub-section are two different companies.

[2] Kakhaber Lataria is also a business partner of single-seat district candidate Irakli Khakhubia.

 

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