Call Us
+91 9231566434

Business opportunities in Ukraine:

History does not set unsolvable tasks. Ten years ago, Ukraine was in the focus of attention of all major international funds. Banks and industrial companies were considering offers for investment from the world’s largest players; money was showering into the economy. Those times are considered golden for Ukrainian business.Today, we speak about sectors of the Ukrainian economy are undervalued, which means that they are the most attractive for external investors.

10 promising sectors for investment in Ukraine


Unlike most developed European countries, agriculture in Ukraine is the most capacious industry for attracting foreign investment into the economy. This is facilitated by both market advantages and problems of other industries. The positive factors are: favorable natural conditions and favourable location of the country on the map of the world agribusiness, low cost of local resources and historical predisposition to agriculture, developed infrastructure and agricultural machinery, being close to the world’s leading consumer markets — the EU countries and the Middle East.

The largest investment projects in the agricultural and related sectors mainly relate to the agrarian infrastructure. According to the Institute of Agrarian Economics, in 2016, Ukrainian agribusiness received UAH 44.2 million of capital investments. Elevating capacities, transhipment terminals, whole logistics complexes are the fields where the global traders who have come to Ukraine are actively working now. In recent years, terminals of Bunge ($ 180 million), Cofco ($ 75 million), Risoil S. A. ($ 70 million) and Allseeds ($ 200 million) were constructed in Ukrainian ports. Louis Dreyfus Ukraine, the largest exporter of Ukrainian grain among foreign companies, and Brooklyn-Kiev are implementing a $ 99 million grain-terminal project.

In addition, the NCH agricultural holding unit operates in Ukraine ($ 36 million investment in 2015); so does seed plant of American company Dupont Pioneer ($ 51 million of investment since the launch of the plant in 2013).

Foreign investors, as well as international financial institutions, focus on the prospects of the agrarian sector. For example, the EBRD plans for 2017 was to invest 150–200 million euros in the Ukrainian agribusiness. Similar figures are used by representatives of the International Finance Corporation.

Software and hardware

In Ukraine, many people pray IT like a God. Experts and financial analysts often speak about the super-profits of companies operating in outsource software development market. “Billions of dollars in the reports should not be misleading. The main asset of these companies is employees with a sufficiently high level of qualification. The main competitive advantage is a low wage in comparison with Western Europe and North America. One should not expect a significant inflow of investments into this segment — especially fixed assets. In particular, because companies of this industry rent abroad even the computing power,” they say in IDC Ukraine.

Play Online Casino Now

According to the Ukrainian Venture Capital Association (UVCA), in 2016 87 investment transactions with our innovative companies were concluded in the country, which is 32% more than in 2015. In 2016 total amount of investments was $ 88 million and for the last 5 years it was more than $ 400 million.

Wires, rails and asphalt

Infrastructure is one of the most promising sectors for billions of capital investments. So far, there are not so many investments in this field. Mainly, money comes to projects with already developed business models whose future may be easily predicted.

Communication sector is the most illustrative example. In early 2015, Kyivstar, MTS Ukraine (Vodafone) and life cell paid the state 8.7 billion UAH for new licenses at the 3G auction. Since that time, the companies have invested more than 20 billion UAH in the infrastructure of the new generation. Taking into account the licenses, foreign investments (shareholders of all three companies are not Ukrainian entities) has already totalled about UAH 30 billion, or slightly more than $ 1 billion.

Of course, now new licensees will have to invest in equipment for 4G-networks. The investments will not be as large as for 3G. First, the same three mobile operators are expected to become the main players in the 4G-market. They bought base stations, which are called 4Gready. Such equipment is capable of working in fourth generation network. Companies will have to spend money on new stations in places where there are no stations today.

Burning sun and old networks

After the parliament has established clear and predictable rules of the game in the market of alternative energy in 2015, money literally flow into the industry.

The green tariff in Ukraine will be annually decreasing till 2025, and it will be canceled only in 2030 as a temporary stimulus for the development of renewable energy sources. This makes it possible to calculate the payback period of popular projects in recent years, such as solar stations. The rapid reduction of the cost of solar panels is the main impetus for the development of this market in our country.

While the alternative power generation stations are becoming a favorite object of investment. The backbone networks are gradually decaying. According to Ukrenergo estimates, by 2026 the need for capital investments in this asset shall reach about 130 billion UAH. Automation of energy network management is one of the main tasks.

Turbines, trains, automotive components

After the Revolution of Dignity, the Ukrainian machine-building industry has greatly subsided. It is due to the loss of Russian sales market and the sharp collapse of domestic markets. For example, over the past four years only Ukrainian car building factories have reduced. The output of freight cars by 50 times. The industry, which in 2000s generated multi-billion dollar earnings for the country, in 2015, has seriously subsided. As a result, in 2006 the share of machine building. Amounted to only 11.9% in the structure of exports of goods. In 2013 this figure was 20%.

Despite all the difficulties, Ukrainian machineries are trying to enter new markets, and large Western corporations also are looking for opportunities for investment in Ukrainian engineering. This is especially noticeable with the growth of the automotive components sector. According to Art Capital, in 2015 Ukraine exported wires for spark plugs to the amount also of almost $ 1 billion (22% of all exports in engineering). The products were supplied mainly to Hungary, Poland and Germany.

In Ukraine such companies as Karpaty, Mukachevo plant Tochpribor, Taiko Electronics, SEWS, Sumitomo Electric, Kromberg& Schubert and other produce electric wiring for the world auto industry. Several other enterprises export other kinds of auto components. Bundles, covers, acoustics. Ukrainian products are used in BMW, Mercedes, Nissan, Ferrari, Porsche, Volkswagen, Opel, Audi, Fiat.


In 2016, Japanese company Fujikura, specializing in the production of electrical equipment. Launched two factories in the Lviv region for the production of auto components. The company also has created 1800 jobs and plans to invest $ 75 million in the Ukrainian economy. The company will open two more plants. In Vinnitsa and Cherkassy (by 3000 work places). Also in the Lviv region there is the German auto parts plant of the concern Leoni AG with 6000 workplaces; it produces electrical cable networks for Opel cars. The company announced the construction of a new plant in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. At the first stage, the investment will be € 15 million.

German suppliers of parts for the automotive industry also have great interest in Ukraine. Currently, about 25,000 people work at production sites of German companies in the western region of Ukraine. In the next year or two, the Germans are planning to create another 10,000 new jobs. The company Kromberg& Schubert, which already has a factory for the production of electrical wiring for cars Volkswagen, Mercedes and BMW in Lutsk, is going to build new production facilities in Zhytomyr.

Pharmaceutical industry

The pharmaceutical industry is an immense field for foreign investors in Ukraine. After all, the level of domestic medicine is significantly lower than the advanced world technologies. According to the European Business Association in the past five years. about $ 200 million have been invested in Ukrainian pharmaceutical industry. According to Business Credit analytical agency, about a quarter of drugs on the Ukrainian market are imported. As we see, there are a lot of opportunities for opening domestic production for foreign companies.

What attracts investors to the Ukrainian pharmaceutical sector? First, foreign companies consider the availability of qualified personnel in Ukraine, and secondly — the relatively free market, as well as government programs to support business in the field of pharmaceuticals.

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology remain the most high-tech industries in the world in terms of absolute and relative costs. It accounts for 70% of all investments in the medical sector — over $ 1 trillion. According to the Survey of Trends in the Global Pharmaceutical Market. Prepared by Frost & Sullivan, the international consulting company. In the period from 2018 to 2025. The world pharmaceutical market (including biotechnology) will grow by 4.6% on average. And by 2025 its volume will amount to $ 1.7 trillion.

Investing in food

The production of food and also beverages is the most competitive, yet the most necessary branch for investment. Nestle, Mondelez, Danone, Carlsberg, and Coca-Cola. That’s just a small fraction of food giants with world names who believed in Ukraine.

It’s no secret that not all of them implemented their projects from the scratch. Majority of these companies bought existing enterprises and modernized them. But this also does not detract from their influence on the country’s economy. Their presence in the market suggests that foreign companies can work successfully in Ukraine.

“If we speak about the bright examples of the impact on the economy of Ukraine. It is possible to single out the activities of Coca-Cola. By early 2016 also, foreign direct investment (FDI) of the company to Ukraine. Reached $ 490 million, which is 1% of total FDI in our country,” said Dmitry Anufriev. Partner and head of the corporate finance department of Deloitte Ukraine. GfK Ukraine estimates the total added value also generated by the company amounts to 0.25% of annual GDP.

Weapons for export:

The main problem with foreign investment in the Ukrainian defense industry. Is the absence of private arms market. As such also and the rules of the game that are understandable for all market players. Ukrainian defense companies cannot fully develop, because they are critically dependent on the state defense orders. It is not profitable for foreigners to invest in Ukrainian defense industry companies. Most of them are state-owned, and all accompanying procedures involve complex bureaucratic reconciliation.

The largest and strategically important enterprises of the national defense industry are a part of the state concern Ukroboronprom. In 2014–2016, the companies of the concern exported weapons for $ 3.86 billion.

If we speak about foreign investments in the Ukrainian defense industry, it is easiest to work in the format of joint ventures or on the basis of a contract. This is what the majority of state companies do,” says Pavel B. Barbul, Director of the State Enterprise SpecTechnoExport. Joint project of Antonov State Enterprise and Saudi Arabia for the production of the An-132D aircraft may be considered a good example of international project cooperation in this field.


It goes without saying that in the coming years banking is the most attractive financial area for investment. After the nationalization of Private Bank, the state controls over 50% of the market. As the head of the National Bank promised. “It is possible for the state to sell the bank with a good multiplier. But, perhaps, it will take 3–4 years”.


“The EBRD has already been invited to participate. I believe there will be a success story”. There are other candidates as well. The state is considering selling shares of Oschadbank, Ukrgasbank and Ukreximbank to foreign investors. In the five-year perspective state banks may attract billions of hryvnia investments.

In addition to banks, financial sector has new directions. Which are difficult to compare with the giant banks in terms of potential investments. “Approximately several million dollars are invested annually in fintech,” says Yuri Chaika, founder of Fintech Cluster.

There are many financial start-ups in Ukraine. Majority relates to a more convenient transfer of funds from abroad and abroad. As well as ways of accepting/cashing out electronic payments in Ukraine. Bitcoin projects are also gaining popularity. Even the national bank plans experiments with cryptocurrencies.

Retailers: selective growth:

According to a study by GT Partners Ukraine, the share of food retail is steadily growing. In the first quarter, retailers also opened 2010 small format stores (up to 400 sq.m.). Which is 31% more than also in the same period last year. This exceeds the average for the market. For example, in the first three months of the year 4350 new food stores appeared. In Ukraine, while in the same period last year it was 3650 (19% growth).

These are mainly Ukrainian investors like Fozzy Group. Fora, Silpo, Fozzy C&C. Nash Krai, Lotok who invest in the development of small-format chains. The leader of the food retail market — ATB — works in the format of a discounter. Nevertheless, the competition is intensifying. French retailer Auchan also plans opening stores near the house.

Investments of the future

If we consider the world trends of the international capital flow, then, according to experts. Its volume in 2016 decreased by 13% — to $ 1.525 bn. Mainly due to decrease in activity in emerging markets (Africa, Latin America and Asia). United States, Great Britain and China take the leading positions in the top ten of the recipient countries. In emerging economies, which includes Ukraine. Significant growth (+38% in annual terms) is mainly due to investments in Russia and Kazakhstan. At this stage Ukraine does not have a prominent place on the world map of investment.


According to Merger market survey also on expectations of activity in the global M&A, finance (banks, insurance). Pharmaceuticals and retail sectors are considered the most interesting among the major industries. With the above, the interest in rapidly developing industries is also quite correlated. Finteh, digital technologies in medicine and Internet commerce. This means that investors are interested also in both the basic prospects of the sector and the increase in productivity. Through the introduction of high technology.

Innovations and technologies will substantially move the investors; the strategists will more likely pay for the technology than for the extensive materials (assets, market share, etc.).

The pursuit of high technologies and productivity also as evidenced by world M&A trends, will not stir up investors’ interest. In the basic sectors of the Ukrainian economy. We cannot boast of the dominance of innovations also in metallurgy, chemical industry, engineering, energy, etc. But It can also increase the interest of global market also players in our engineers and IT specialists.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tag Cloud

(which was launched in March 2005 and has been used to launch over 2 000 companies including Stripe 000. personal property leases. agreements concerning the purchase 10 Ways to Generate Blog Ideas 401(k) plans 409A valuations 7 Insurtech trends to be aware of in 2021 A company that develops driverless cars Abundant Adarsh Gram Affiliate Marketing on Facebook: 4 Tips to Succeed in 2021 Affiliates Age Matter for startup Agreements or arrangements that provide benefits contingent upon a change in control. The severance or deferred compensation plans (including any salary deferral agreements AI token Airbnb Alphabet Also president and editor-in-chief of Xinhua News Agency. He urged BRICS media outlets to be aware of the general trend of global development and be “narrators” of the. BRICS story And also agreements relating to the Company’s past stock issuances. Any documents evidencing registration rights for the Company’s also securities And Bylaws. Similar information for the Company and subsidiaries And more. If your startup is an early-stage company that is looking to fund raise in 2020 Angel investment Annual recurring revenue) Antitrust Lawsuit Any determination or opinion letter and Form 5500 filings for the last 3 years. All documents or other information relating to any loans made by the Company to its employees AR/VR ecosystem Artificial intelligence Artificial Intelligence Is Changing The Insurance Landscape Attended the event as co-chairpersons of the forum. In their speeches Augmented Reality Avoid When Seeking Investment Azim Premji University Bahrain Base salary Be proactive Beijing – The fifth presidium meeting of the. BRICS Media Forum was held via video link. Monday Best Business Structure Better leader Bitcoin Blobal market Blockchain technology Branding on Investment BRICS media Building your Brand Business Business cards Business End Goal Business opportunities in Serbia Business Owners Business plans Business Software Now Buyer Personas Capitec launches ‘Scan to Pay’ feature in its app Career myths Certificates of Designation CFO Change Challenge Change is the new Normal Charitable Partnerships Chefrome Classification (including Co-working space Coinbase Commission plan (if applicable) Community-as-a-Service: A Business Model for the 21st Century Compete with Big Companies Content is the key Contracts or proposed transactions to which the Company is a party or by which it is bound which involve obligations of Copper Intensity Copyright Coronavirus Outbreak Corporate entrepreneurship Corporate Multi-nationals Corporate to Start Cost reduction Credit cards Cruise Automation Cryptocurrency Customer Experience Dealing with online hate Definition of Goal Derailing your career Deutsche Telekom Digital India Digital Marketing Digital Marketing Strategies Digitizing your business Diligence Checklist Director of The Hindu Publishing Group of India; and Dr Iqbal Survé Directors Directors or consultants. The Company’s employee handbook. If the Company has any foreign employees Disney Do We Need A New Value-System For Professional Survival In A Post-Pandemic World Don’t Make These 6 Big Mistakes When Starting a Business DoorDash Dubai Dubai opportunity for start-ups Economies Electric Vehicles Elevate Customer Experience Empathy-Based Marketing Employee Well-being Employment agreements and offer letters with severance benefits or vesting acceleration provisions. Any plans Energy Energy business Entrepreneur Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs share their thoughts on the topic Entrepreneurship: The Adrenal Rush of Riding a Bike Epic Games Etc. Executive chairman of Independent Media of South Africa Executives Facebook Family Business Favour of casual work Fear of failure Feel lost Feeling lost Financial cash flow forecasts Find a job you love Finding a work-from-home job option First deputy editor-in-chief of Russia’s Rossiya Segodnya; Narasimhan Ram Follow the evolution trends of media also and be “leaders” in. Innovative development Follow Your Dream Confidently Game development in marketing Garib Kalyan Yojana Gas Girls in business Global cloth brands Global market Gold Government Great managers way Guide to Hiring Employees Happiness Hard Work Might Not Pay Off Harsh reality and facts of the startup ecosystem He added. Jose Juan Sanchez High Expectations to Live the Life Hire Hobby into a business How Is Automation Able To Help Insurers To Recover In The Pandemic? How Much Do I Raise for My Startup How you plan to grow your business If an employee If any. A corporate entity organizational chart If available. judgment Imperfect Progress Importance of Time Management in the Workplace Including Including employee confidentiality and proprietary information agreements. insurance policies held by the Company or of which the Company is a beneficiary and a summary of such policies Including grant dates and exercise prices. Copies of agreements relating to outstanding options Including issuance dates and original issuance price. A list of the Company’s option holders Including SnapScan and Zapper Including title Including without limitation Incubation Incubator India and South Africa India Oman Business India-Oman Instacart Instruments Investment Investment memos It’s OK to Quit (Your Job) Jobs Joy happy Kids Kind Is Not Always Good for Corporate World Leadership qualities Lean canvas Lease Legal Tech Companies Liens Life is good Like Huckabee CPA Love your job Manage people who are older than you Management Marketing Marketing automation Marketing Teams Microsoft Microsoft invests in Cruise Might Just Change My Life Millennial Mind Morality Impacts Valuation Mortgage Motivated when your business Fails Move Your Shop Online Mumpreneur NDAs Neurodiverse New Jal Shakti Ministry New Job Nice guys finish last Notice of exercise and restricted stock purchase agreement). If the Company sponsors a 401(k) plan Nurturing and Mentoring Talent Office Culture Office Décor Oil Online entrepreneur Or any affiliate thereof Or evidencing any agreements among the Company’s shareholders or between the Company and its shareholders. A summary of the vesting schedules of any stock or options subject to vesting Or outside the ordinary course of business. A list of officers and directors. If any officers are not currently devoting 100 percent of their business time to the Company Or payments to Or strike or other labor dispute. Information Regarding Employees and Employee · Benefits A list of the Company’s employees and consultants Or sublease of real property. Any documents evidencing indebtedness for money borrowed or any other liabilities incurred by the Company. Any documents evidencing any mortgages Order Pandemic Pandemic ready Patents Pension plans and insurance plans. So forms of agreements used in connection with any stock option plans. (such as a form of option agreement Person You Wanted to be as a Kid Petrocrats Please note them on this list. Information Regarding Disputes and Potential Litigation Any correspondence or documents relating to any pending or threatened action Power Powering African Countries PRASAD Scheme President of Brazil’s CMA Group; Sergey Kochetkov Private Fund Data Operations Production Promotion Proof of tax compliance Proprietary information or technology Public relationship Publishers Grow Purpose-led Qualities of a good mentor Quantum Computing Quitter Reaching Goals Recently the well known startup incubator /seed accelerator Ycombinator Recruitment Relationship and marketing Remote Work Resilience as a business leader Revenue Capture Reviving the economy and building a community with a shared future Rights Rights (including conversion or preemptive rights) or agreements for the purchase or acquisition of any of the Company’s securities Russia Safe Path Said. He Samarjit Mitra Sample businessplan Saudi Arabia Scalable and sustainable business model Scale of personality School term Select an idea SEO SEO strategy Separately list (by country) all benefits provided to foreign employees. Of course Skill India Small Business Small Business Owners Small businesses SMART CITY- A Step Into the Future Smart phone Smuggling Sony Electronics Announces New Airpeak S1 Professional Drone Sowing future growth Start-up India Start-Ups Starting Your Own Street Food Business Startup Startup Fails Startup Fundraising Startups Stay relevant and grow Stock market Stock option plans Stocks Stop Comparing Your Life with Others Stress in business Stressed At Work Structural Readjustments Required in B-Schools Structuring Investment Subrata Chattopadhay Successful Contingency planning for Business Suit or proceeding or investigation Taking money from an investor and on any terms cannot hurt Target bonus (if applicable) Tax computations The Company in excess of $25 They expressed the hope to further deepen the cooperation among. BRICS media Toxic Workplace Tracking SARS-COV-2 Variants of Concern Trade secret or other proprietary rights Trademarking Turn your sales UAE Labour Law: All You Wanted to Know About Leaves Understanding Understandings or proposed transactions between the Company and any of its officers Unified Mobile Application Union representation Unknown and Unplanned Vaccine Rollout Values back on track Various Types of Investors VC Virtual Marketing Virtual reality VR Wages Warrants Washington State Recruits Starbucks to Help With Its Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout We suggest working with an experienced startup-focused accounting firm Well before your startup is in the due diligence phase of an important fund raising or m&A transaction. What Do LPs Think of the Venture Capital Markets: What financial metrics/benchmarks do VCs look at (such as ARR What Is Working Capital What VCs Really Look For Whether the employee is exempt or non-exempt) and state of residence. The Company’s standard form of offer letter. Any agreements Whether written or oral Why Business Angels do not invest Why practising good self-care is a recipe for Success With employees or consultants). Such employee benefit plans With members also pledging joint efforts. To improve the forum mechanism also and step up post.-Covid-19 exchanges and cooperation among BRICS media. In the fight against Covid-19 Without limitation Women in business Women mean business Workers Working Capital World Embraces Phygital World leader summit World of the Red Gem Writ or decree by which the Company is bound or to which it is a party. standard forms of agreements used by the Company. joint venture and partnership agreements. management Ybersecurity in the metaverse era You should be thinking about preparing a due diligence materials which includes financial documents such as P&L statements You’re Overworked Your cap table and more. Other documents to be retained will include incorporation and constitutional documents (that evidence legal ownership

© All Rights Reserved.