The Minister of economic development, trade and agriculture of Ukraine Ihor Petrashko said that in conjunction with the Office for attracting and supporting investment UkraineInvest in the last few weeks has managed to attract seven new U.S. investors interested in potential investment in Ukraine. On the 22nd of June the press service of the Ministry of economic development of Ukraine.
Potential investors represent a number of different fields: pharmaceutical, automotive, defence production, industry, bioenergy and investment funds.
As noted in the Department, now with the American investors active negotiations. In particular, it’s been Zооm conference Petrashko and member of the Supervisory Board UkraineInvest Alexa Chopivsky with investors, including the former head of ECM (equity capital markets) for General electric capital and General electric ventures, which is interested in creating in Ukraine an investment Fund in the amount of $50 million.
“Traditionally, Ukraine has a huge industrial, natural and human potential. Therefore, it can be interesting for many investors in many sectors, particularly in industry, agriculture, IT and others. And the crisis, which is now worldwide in the pandemic, might be a starting point for reinvention, for finding new ideas and new investment opportunities”, – said Petrashko.
He also said that in the near future will take legislative changes that will provide new investors with more advantages, but also improve the investment attractiveness of Ukraine.
According to the Ministry, potential investors from the United States said it was ready to conduct detailed negotiations with Ukrainian business partners.
On 22 January at the world economic forum in Davos the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky voiced the idea of a personal guardian by the state for large investors, Investment Nanny. The President explained that “if the investor will bring to Ukraine a $100 million or more, he will receive a personal Manager who knows five languages and will work with the client around the clock”.
“The Manager will solve all the problems of the investor at any time. They will have state guarantees. But those who invest the following two years the privatization in Ukraine $10 million and more, we are exempt from income tax”, – said the head of state.
On 17 February during the presentation of a growth strategy Ministry of economic development, it became known that over the next five years the Cabinet of Ministers intends to create 1 million jobs and attract in Ukraine $50 billion investment.