Concorde Capital History
Igor Mazepa launches the Concorde Capital investment company
At its very start, 10 individuals formed the Concorde Capital team believing in the idea of creating a unique and successful investment company.
Concorde Capital conducts private and public placements of Ukrainian companies on the Kyiv, Frankfurt and London exchanges.
New directions for business open up in asset management and real estate transactions.
In this period, the company’s team reaches a peak of 250 employees. Concorde Capital takes the leading role among financial advisers in attracting private investment to Ukraine, offering such instruments as IPOs and M&As. It also becomes one of the leading active traders of shares in Ukrainians companies, serving as a bridge between Ukrainian companies and foreign investors.
REASSESSING BUSINESS STRATEGY DURING IN POST-CRISIS PERIOD
This period is distinguished by the flight of foreign capital from the Ukrainian stock market amid a global financial crisis. Concorde Capital quickly reacts to these changes and reassesses its business strategy, concentrating on other financial activity.
The company intensively accumulates expertise in bond trading, providing services in resolving debt problems for Ukrainian companies and continuing to prepare their offerings on international exchanges.
RECOVERY AND LEADERSHIP
Concorde Capital renews its activity on the recovering capital markets, conducting a series of IPOs and private share placements. The company also begins to offer services on placing corporate debt, having recovered its positions in the M&A segment, as well as closing its first deals in restructuring debt for its corporate clients.
Concorde Capital also focuses greater attention on the local and international debt markets.
TRANSFORMING OUR BUSINESS STRATEGY UNDER CONDITIONS OF NEW CHALLENGES FOR UKRAINE
The interest of foreign investors in Ukrainian assets plummets owing to the country’s high political risks and intensifying problems with sovereign debt.
Concorde Capital transforms its business strategy, focusing on strengthening its expertise in the local market and becoming a financial adviser in restructuring debt, M&As, and attracting debt financing domestically. Throughout this process, Concorde remains active on the international markets, becoming the first Ukrainian investment bank that successfully conducted operations on restructuring the Eurobonds of a Ukrainian issuer (Ukrainian Railway).
STRENGTHENING OUR POSITIONS AND EXPLORING NEW POSSIBILITIES
In an epoch of new possibilities, Concorde Capital develops by fortifying its positions on the domestic market, strengthening its expertise in the economy’s spheres attractive for investment (energy, agriculture, real estate, online trading), preparing for new Eurobond placements and becoming an investment adviser for the government in privatizing large Ukrainian state enterprises.
In 2019, Concorde Capital acquired the Ukrainian assets of the Heidelberg Cement international group and a distressed debt portfolio of the State Deposit Guaranty Fund. Company has been attracting investors to the Dobrobut medical network. It has been restructuring the debt of the Immer group of companies (Ukrplastik), as well as serving as the investment adviser to the State Property Fund of Ukraine in preparing for privatization such assets as the President Hotel (Kyiv), the Krasnolimanska Coal Company and the Indar pharmaceutical producer.