Since the launch of the Advantage Ukraine investment platform, over 250 requests have been received, according to the operational data of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine.
Currently, the Advantage Ukraine team is processing both applications from potential investors (buy-side) and project initiators from Ukraine (sell-side). Companies from the USA, United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, and Turkey are most interested in investing in Ukraine.
International strategic and portfolio investors show the greatest interest in the following sectors of Ukraine’s economy: innovations and technologies, agriculture, and the defense industry. There are also many requests in the fields of energy, infrastructure, and logistics.
"Investors are primarily interested in tax benefits when it comes to the prospects for opening new factories, partnerships, or purchasing Ukrainian assets. Besides, many strategic investors are interested in establishing trade relations with Ukrainian manufacturers to further integrate them into their global supply chains," said Oleksandr Hryban, Deputy Minister of Economy.
Among the project initiators’ requests, the agro-industrial sector and the fields of innovations and technologies, and energy received the biggest number of proposals.
As a reminder, the investment attraction initiative “Advantage Ukraine” was presented on September 6 as part of a major campaign developed by the WPP with the support of the President of Ukraine. The platform includes investment projects and opportunities in 10 sectors of the economy with a total capacity of more than $400 billion. The Advantage Ukraine project team works with the support of the USAID Competitive Economy Program.
During one month of operation, tens of thousands of users from 112 countries visited the advantageukraine.com platform. Most of them are from Poland, the USA, and Great Britain.