Roundtable on “M&A in Ukraine Today: Building Business on Shifting Sands”

April 7, 2011

On April 7, 2011, Alex Frishberg organized and moderated a roundtable entitled, “M&A in Ukraine Today: Building Business on Shifting Sands.” Invited speakers included:

Alexander Savchenko, who twice served as Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine, was the designated representative to EBRD of Russia, Ukraine and Belorussia, and was an advisor to all of the Presidents of Ukraine; 

Brian Best, co-founder of one of the largest Ukrainian investment banks, Dragon Capital, and in charge of their M&A group; and 

Jon Queen, who used to work for Phoenix Capital, and has recently established his own boutique investment bank in Ukraine.

Mr. Iwashko, a partner in Horizon Capital, one of the largest foreign-owned investment funds in Ukraine.

The speakers provided their views on the current state of M&A activities in Ukraine today, following the 2008 economic crisis, and predictions for the near future. The question-and-answer session addressed problematic areas, including raiding, political and administrative risks inherent in investing in Ukraine. 

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