Ukraine has been severely hit by the financial crisis, but is now recovering. The Balkans and the countries in the Caucasus region also present investment opportunities for Danish enterprises.
Ukraine is the country in the region attracting most Danish investor interest. Generally, the cost level is competitive and there is a good supply of skilled staff in, among others, the IT sector. In addition, Ukraine is close to the EU geographically.
Several Danish companies have invested in Ukraine and attractive business opportunities are available in sectors such as agriculture, production, IT and infrastructure.
The Balkans has been largely overlooked by Danish enterprises, despite the fact that the region offers a favourable investment climate.
Investments of DKK 3.5 billion
IFU has completed close to 60 investments in Ukraine, the Balkans and Caucasus in partnership with Danish companies such as Carlsberg, A.P. Møller-Maersk and Bols Planteskole. The contracted investment totals more than DKK 3.5 billion, of which IFU has provided DKK 600 million either as equity or debt.
IFU's investment team has offered advisory services and invested in several sectors, including agriculture, food, machinery, furniture production and infrastructure.
In addition to Ukraine, the investment team covers Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Moldova, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
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