The informal venture capital market consists of private investors who invest their personal financial resources in new and growing small firms. They are called “informal investors”, or “business angels” (business angels).
Much less is known about this market than about the activities of venture funds. One of the significant differences between venture capital companies and business angels is that the former manage other people’s funds while the latter invest their own funds.
Most business angels are successful entrepreneurs who have significant experience in developing their own business. A smaller part are highly paid specialists in large companies, such as top managers, consultants, lawyers, etc. Continue reading
“Let me manage the money of the country, and I don’t care who sets the laws there,” these words of Rothschild are probably the basis of the redistribution on the Ukrainian banking market.
European banks withdraw their capital from Ukraine, offer their subsidiaries for sale or preserve them until better times. Frustrated Europeans sell their daughters much cheaper than they purchased. They are bought by people close to the government of Ukraine and Russia.
Since 2008, already 15 foreign banks have stopped working in the Ukrainian market. Only in 2012, seven foreign banks disappeared from Ukraine. According to the Austrian financial group Raiffeisen Bank International AG, the share of foreign banks (except for Russian banks) in the Ukrainian market continues to decline. At the end of 2012, the share was 20%, and within one or two years the share is projected to fall to the level of 2003 – 10%. Continue reading
Recently, the situation around Russian business in Ukraine has been artificially inflated by information in the media about the threat of confiscation of Russian assets in response to the nationalization of Ukraine’s state property in the Crimea. Therefore, the issue of assessing real threats and business opportunities and investing Russian capital in Ukraine is quite relevant.
As it may sound incredible now, in the medium term, for Russian private investors, Ukraine can become an attractive territory for investment. And those who can retain their positions now and benefit from new opportunities that are associated primarily with the upcoming reforms and the influx of Western capital into the economy of Ukraine will benefit. Continue reading