Business news from Ukraine

GOLDMAN SACHS AND DRAGON CAPITAL BUYING KYIV’S MALL

Dragon Capital Investments Limited (Nicosia, Cyprus) and the Goldman Sachs Group (New York, the United States) are buying the Alladin shopping and entertainment center and the Platinum class B six-story business center adjacent to the shopping center located at 3A, Hryshka Street in Darnytsky district in Kyiv. According to the agenda of a meeting of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine scheduled for October 18, the regulator is to permit Dragon Capital Investments Limited and the Goldman Sachs Group to acquire an indirect joint control over Royalty-Rent LLC (Kyiv).
Retail & Development Advisor, acting as a broker in the deal, on Wednesday wrote on its Facebook page that the deal to acquire the Platinum business center with an area of 4,100 square meters by Dragon Capital was finalized.
Britain’s Meyer Bergman acquired the Alladin shopping center in 2008 for $60 million. The area of the facility is 10,500 square meters.
According to the unified public register, as of October 18, 2018, participants in Royalty-Rent LLC were Leadnra Holdings Limited (99.98%), Fortbridge Limited (1.01%) and Royalty-Rent-Co-Invest LLC (0.01%).

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GOLDMAN SACHS AND DRAGON CAPITAL BUY 68,800 SQ METERS BUSINESS CENTER IN KYIV

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) has allowed Dragon Capital Investments Limited (Nicosia, Cyprus) and The Goldman Sachs Group (New York, the United States) to acquire indirect joint control over the Horizon Park office center with a total area of 68,800 square meters in Kyiv. According to the AMC, the committee, in particular, permitted Dragon Capital Investments Limited to indirectly acquire assets in the form of an integrated property complex located at 12 Amosova Street and 12 Hrynchenko Street. “This concentration takes place along with concentration in the form of the mediated (through the subsidiary Horizon Park, Kyiv) acquisition by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. of assets in the form of a single property complex … owned by Ukrsotsbank joint-stock company,” the regulator said.
According to the unified state register, as of October 3, 2018 the owner of 100% in the charter capital of the subsidiary Horizon Park is Melador Investments Limited. The ultimate beneficiary is Tomas Fiala, the owner of Dragon Capital Investments Limited.
Dragon Capital Investments Limited is part of Dragon Capital group of companies, founded in 2000 and one of the largest ones in the Ukrainian investment market.

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DRAGON CAPITAL INVESTMENTS ACQUIRES 17,000 SQ M BUSINESS CENTRE

Dragon Capital Investments Limited, a member of the Dragon Capital group of companies, has acquired Eco Tower, a 17,000 sq m business centre in the city of Zaporizhia.
The company acquired the business centre from Conwert Group (Austria), the buyer said in a statement on its website.
The deal value is not disclosed.
“I am very pleased to mark our first real estate acquisition in eastern Ukraine. This investment illustrates our confidence in the stability and business potential not only of Kyiv and Kyiv region, but also of key economic regional hubs of the country, of which one is Zaporizhia,” CEO of Dragon Capital Tomas Fiala has said.
Eco Tower is the largest Class A business centre built in 2011. Its building has 19 floors and two levels of underground parking for 92 cars. It is located at 160 Soborny Avenue in the centre of the city.

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DRAGON CAPITAL BUYS SITE FOR WAREHOUSES NEAR KYIV FROM AUSTRIA’S CA IMMO

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) has allowed Dragon Capital Investments Limited (Cyprus) to acquire Korma Development LLC (Kyiv), owned by Europolis GmbH, which is part of the large real estate group CA Immo Group (Vienna, Austria).
According to the AMC, the agency permitted Dragon Capital Investments Limited to acquire a stake in the charter capital of Korma Development, which provides the buyer with over 50% of the voting shares on the company’s board.
According to the unified state register, Korma Development is the owner of a 100% stake in the charter capital of Europolis Property Holding LLC (Kyiv).
Europolis Property Holding owns several land plots in the village of Kolonschyna in Kyiv region near highway E-40 (M-06), which are designed for construction and operation of storage facilities.
The total area of the plots is about 50 hectares.
According to CA Immo Group, in 2017 it sold a site with an undeveloped project in Ukraine. As of 2015, the company estimated the value of the Ukrainian asset at EUR3.4 million.
Dragon Capital Investments Limited is part of Dragon Capital Group, founded in 2000, which is one of the largest in the Ukrainian investment market. It works in the field of direct investment and financial services, provides a full range of investment banking and brokerage services to corporate and private clients.

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AMC PERMITS DRAGON CAPITAL TO BUY 50% IN LARGE TURKEY MEAT PRODUCER

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has permitted Dragon Capital investment company via NUF Equity Investments Limited to acquire 50% in UPG Food Holdings Limited (both based in Nicosia, Cyprus), which owns a large turkey meat producer.
The committee also permitted NUF Equity Investments Limited and Dytchi-Invest Limited to fulfill the conditions of a draft agreement on the sale and purchase of shares, which will be signed between the two companies to restrain competition for the period of five years.
Dragon Capital has not yet commented on the deal.
UPG Food Holdings Limited, which beneficiaries are Yulia and Volodymyr Dutchak, owns the group of companies UPG-Invest founded in 2002. It is engaged in growing turkey and producing meat under the Siayvir trademark. It includes several production complexes with a total area of about 60,000 square meters, a slaughterhouse and equipment for cooling and instant freezing of meat. The production capacity is 12,000 tonnes of meat per year.
The UPG-Invest Group has owned the Abo-Mix fodder plant since 2014. Its capacity is 12,000 of granulated fodder a year for all types of household animals and birds. The products are made under Agro Gold Mix trademark and sold in Ukraine and the EU.

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