According to information provided by the consulting firm M & A Ukraine, last year was quite successful for the national business in terms of number of deals. Foreign investors have renewed their interest in the Ukrainian market and are willing to invest in its development.
The apparent leader of the 2016 year in terms of quantity and value of signed agreements was the banking sector. At the same time the largest deal of the year recognized the “acquisition” of Privatbank, which according to the documents cost to the State 1 hryvnia, as paradoxical as it may sound. In addition to the Ministry of Finance, the interest in the banking sector also showed Serhii Tihipko, who has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Universal Bank: in this case the cost of the transaction was not disclosed.
Other popular destinations for investment are mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, retail and IT-business.