After observing two years of growth, the market has seen a decline in the number of M&A deals in Ukraine. There is a plethora of reason why this has happened: economic crisis in Europe, political and economical situation in Ukraine, etc. However, it would seem that the most common reason why the number of Mergers and Acquisitions deals has subsided is that Ukrainian business owners are not prepared for complex deals with foreign investors. Equally corporate structure of Ukrainian businesses and how they are run suggest that businesses are heavily reliant on their owners, which would either detract from the value of businesses or put potential investors off from acquiring or investing in such companies.
Such issues were discussed at M&A Conference in Kiev on the 24th May, where Integra participated with its Ukrainian partner NBB National Business Brokers and alongside leading Ukrainian and British professionals in Mergers and Acquisitions and made a presentation on strategies aimed at increasing value of businesses before their sale.