Dragon Capital Holds 15th Annual Ukraine Investor Conference

Dragon Capital held its 15th Annual Ukraine Investor Conference on Feb. 12-13 in Kyiv.

The event drew about 400 foreign investors and local guests, with foreign institutions whose representatives attended boasting over $3 trillion under management, invited speakers and media representatives. This was matched by a high-profile speaker faculty, which included the president and prime minister of Ukraine, the National Bank governor, senior Cabinet officials, and many others. The size of the audience, one of the largest in the history of our events, demonstrated investors’ keen interest in Ukraine’s double elections this year, presidential in March and parliamentary in October. Politics was, therefore, a major focus of the conference.

“We remain optimistic, having closed two dozen private equity and real estate transactions and invested more than $500 million together with our partners since 2015. We have never invested so much money over any preceding period,” said Dragon Capital CEO Tomas Fiala on the conditions for doing business in Ukraine in his opening speech. “Business activity is picking up fast and will continue to do so if we have a stable macroeconomic situation and no unexpected experiments in politics.”