On May 18, the press conference “Foreign Investments in Ukrainian Agricultural Business: the Success Story of the Edinstvo Group and DCP and FMO” took place, and on May 20, the press tour to the Inbel plant of the Edinstvo Group was held. Both events are the result of agreements between Diligent Capital Partners and the Dutch development bank FMO to invest over $ 20 million in the feed market leader Edinstvo Group. Magonova & Partners team provided full PR support and promotion of the deal in traditional and social media.
The press conference was attended by the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Roman Leshchenko, co-managing partner of Diligent Capital Partners Daniil Pasko, senior investment officer of FMO George Janssen, co-founder of Edinstvo Group Sergei Semenyachenko and CEO of Edinstvo Group Sergei Bakum. The participants told reporters about the investment of more than 500 million hryvnias by Diligent Capital Partners and the Dutch development bank FMO in the Edinstvo Group feed business.
“Despite the crisis, Ukraine remains attractive for investment. An example of this is the half-billion hryvnia investments of Diligent Capital Partners and FMO in Edinstvo Group. Companies believe in the long-term success of Ukraine in the global market, and we undoubtedly share this value. Therefore, we were happy to share our experience, knowledge and expertise to promote such a significant transaction,” said Anastasia Magonova, founder of Magonova & Partners.
During the press tour, the journalists were able to see part of the investment deal, visit the high-tech feed production, and also cooperate with the management of the Inbel plant.
Diligent Capital Partners (DCP) is a private equity fund manager with a focus on export-oriented businesses, agribusiness, and consumer goods and services.
FMO is the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank. With a committed portfolio of EUR 9.7 billion spanning over 85 countries, FMO is one of the larger bilateral private sector development banks globally.
The Edinstvo Group is a leading producer of feed in Ukraine and formerly a part of the Inter Edinstvo Holding. The company produces compound feed, packaged feed, premixes and concentrates.