Igor Mazepa founds Concorde Capital investment company
Concorde Capital conducts private and public placements of Ukrainian companies on the Kyiv, Frankfurt and London.
We take the leading position among advisers on attracting private capital to Ukraine, using the instruments of IPO and M&A. We become among the most active traders of shares of Ukrainian companies, and a bridge between Ukrainian companies and foreign investors.
BUSINESS STRATEGY REASSESSMENT IN POST-CRISIS PERIOD
The withdrawal of foreign capital from the Ukrainian stock market against the background of the global financial crisis forces us to reassess our business model and focus on new forms of activity.
We intensively grow our expertise in trading debt, offering services in resolving debt problems for Ukrainian companies and continuing to prepare them for offerings on international exchanges.
RECOVERY AND LEADERSHIP
We begin activity in recovering capital markets, conducting a series of IPO deals and private equity placements and beginning to offer services in placing corporate debt. We establish our positions in the M&A segment, and close our first deals in restructuring the debt of our corporate clients.
TRANSFORMING BUSINESS STRATEGY IN CONDITIONS OF NEW CHALLENGES FOR UKRAINE
Foreign investors lose interest in Ukrainian assets owing to the country’s political risks and escalating problems with sovereign debt.
We transform our business strategy and focus on strengthening our expertise on local markets, becoming financial adviser in restructuring debt, M&A, and attracting debt financing internally. At the same time, we remain active on international markets, becoming the first Ukrainian investment bank that successfully restructured the Eurobonds of a Ukrainian issuer (Ukrzaliznytsia).
STRENGTHENING OUR POSITIONS AND OPENNESS TO NEW POSSIBILITIES
In an era of new possibilities, we strengthen our positions on the local market, enhancing our expertise in the economic spheres attractive for investment (energy, agriculture, real estate), preparing for a new Eurobond placement and beginning to advise the government on privatizing large Ukrainian state enterprises.