Investments attraction for
Enterprises in Eastern Ukraine

USAID Economic Resilience Activity and Soul Partners mutual Project

Investments attraction for Eastern Ukraine Enterprises
USAID Economic Resilience Activity and Soul Partners mutual Project
About the Project

Targeted investment size shall be at least $0.5 million for each separate business.

Our team has conducted the comprehensive overview of the small and medium enterprises in Donetsk, Luhansk and eastern part of Zaporizhya regions on the initial stage of project execution.

We have selected four companies which require financing to develop their business and will support them on every stage of investment attraction process.

Such support was to allow the companies in the Eastern regions to boost development of their business, invest in new technologies, increase the number of working places in the region and increase competitiveness on their markets.

Soul Partners has successfully secured financing for two leading producers of hydraulic cylinders based in Zaporizhzhia region, Agro Master Plus and PE Magistr.

The investment targets initially agreed with USAID ERA were significantly over-performed, and the process was completed within the established timeline.

    Selection criteria
    Businesses should not have clearly negative reputation and inappropriate business practices, attributes of conducting business in offshore territories or other non-transparent business-models.
    Business characteristics
    • Number of employees: fewer than 250 employees
    • Annual turnover: up to €40 million
    • Balance sheet total: no more than €20 million
    Sectors of economics
    • Manufacturing
    • Innovation technologies
    • Agricultural sector (excludes commercial grain production)
    • Alternative energy
    • Tourism in the Sea of Azov
    • Lugansk region
    • Donetsk region
    • Sea of Azov district of Zaporizhzhia region
    Key stages
    • The Companies which fit the project mission are selected for investment attraction and development financing
    • On the selection stage basic analysis of the Company's activities and development potential was conducted
    • A number of interviews with management and business owners was held
    • As a result of selection process a few agreements were signed for providing financial consultation services in the process of investment attraction
    • Comprehensive assessment of the Company's activity
    • Defining the investment program and funding needs
    • Financing attraction strategy generation
    • Identification of potential investors (commercial banks, IFIs, private investors)
    • Support the Company on each stage of financing attraction process
    • Project presentation and conducting negotiations with investors
    • Obtaining non-binding offer from investor
    • Supporting the Company during Due Diligence process
    • Structuring and closing the deal
    Business profiles
    The following Companies were selected to attract investments and finance their development plans
    • AgroMaster Plus
      Invests annually 5% from its turnover into the business development
      AgroMaster Plus manufactures hydraulic cylinders, that are used in agricultural equipment, road machinery, and municipal vehicles under the trademark "A.M.P Hydro". The Company was established in 2005, and now has 60 employees.
    • Kod Zdorovia
      The Company has served 144 thousand patients in 2020

      Kod Zdorovia is a private clinics network located in Mariupol. It was established in 1992. The network consists of medical center and three outpatient sites and now employs 350 highly qualified specialists.
    • Magister
      One of the largest producers of cylinders in Eastern Europe

      One of the largest producers of cylinders in Eastern Europe. Magister manufactures cylinders, that are used in agricultural equipment, road machinery, and municipal vehicles under the trademark "Magister". The Company was established in 1998 and now has 145 employees.
    • Azovtekhgaz
      The Company has invested around $1,5m of own funds

      Azovtekhgaz supplies technical gases, mixed gases, gas welding equipment and produces steel construction. It was established in 2011 and now employs 320 specialists.
    The implementation of the project "Transaction Advisory Services Program" was made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this page are the sole responsibility of the author or authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the U.S. Government.
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