Dragon Capital, Goldman Sachs, OPIC together with George Soros have agreed to strike a couple of investment deals to bring cumulative USD 300mln of investment in Ukraine, told Tomas Fiala a founder and the CEO of Dragon Capital.
A final amount will depend upon one or two deals worth around USD 150mln each. At this, Dragon Capital is engaged in some 10 deals as of present, told Tomas Fiala. Notably, the investment bank of Dragon Capital became one of the most frequent applicant parties at the Anti-monopoly Committee of Ukraine.
Dragon Capital took a pause in investing in Ukraine during 2013-2014. Starting May 2015, the company has been growing its investment activities in the country. Tomas Fiala emphasized that prices for Ukrainian equities are the lowest since 2000-2004. It is so due to the fact that investors consider high risks of investing here and they are not willing to overpay. The most interesting companies for investment in Ukraine are export oriented agricultural companies, food processing factories, and IT related businesses.
Dragon Capital is a leading Ukrainian group of companies in the field of investment and financial services, offering a comprehensive range of products in equities and fixed income sales, trading and research, investment banking, private equity and asset management to institutional, corporate and private clients. Established in 2000, the company was minority-owned from 2007-2017 by Goldman Sachs, one of the largest global banks.