The investment company “dragon Capital” together with co-investors, including Goldman Sachs, George Soros, and OPIC, plans in 2018 to ensure the flow to Ukraine to $300 million investment.
“We have a pipeline of about 10 transactions,” said CEO and founder of the “dragon Capital” Tomas Fiala at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday.
He said the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”, the final amount will depend on the implementation of one or two large transactions with co-investors of up to $150 million.
Fiala noted that this year he estimates the investment volume of “dragon Capital” in Ukraine in $100-150 million. According to him, recently the company is the most active applicant to the Antimonopoly Committee for approval of transactions.
He recalled that “dragon Capital” took an investment pause in 2013-2014, resuming investments in the country in may 2015, and now is stepping up their pace .
According to the Director, IR, asset prices in Ukraine today, the cheapest since 2000-2004, as investors appreciate the risks of the country and are not willing to pay more.
“In the West, we would have to pay (for such assets – if) three times more expensive”, – said T. Fiala.
He indicated that after a significant devaluation of the hryvnia investors are interest export-oriented enterprises, particularly in agriculture, food production, IT.
Founded in 2000, “dragon Capital” – one of the largest investment companies of Ukraine. Working in the field of direct investment and financial services provides a full range of investment banking and brokerage services to corporate and private clients. The ultimate beneficiary in the state register specified by the citizen of the Czech Republic, the President of the European business Association Fiala.