Ukrainian venture capital and private equity overview 2019

Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) and Deloitte Ukraine presented the results of the Annual Market Report – the Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Overview-2019.

Key investment market highlights:
  • For the first time investments in Ukrainian startups and IT companies have reached a half-billion mark in a year. The total volume of venture investments into Ukrainian IT companies has reached $510M, which is one and a half times more than the maximum of 2018.
  • The number of deals in 2019 was almost the same as in 2018: 111 deals compared to 115 in 2018.
  • In 2019, the volume of M&A transactions (mergers and acquisitions) increased by 18 times. 15 M&A deals have totaled $460M while in 2018 there were 7 transactions worth $25.2M.
  • The increase of Angel Investments by 7 times in 2019 has been shown in the amount of $6.1M compared to $0.9M in 2018.
  • 2019 was marked by 29 exits of Ukrainian investors, with the average transaction check growing by 78% to $5.7M. Software companies have been leading in the number of deals and their volume, moving the “online service” sector to second place. The volume of TOP-10 transactions has almost doubled to $456M. By geography, 90% of the attracted investments were inflow from the USA.
TOP-10 deals in 2019:

Growth

  • GitLab, $268M
  • Grammarly, $90M
  • People.ai, $60M
  • JiJi.ng, $21M

Series A:

  • Allset, $5M
  • Unstoppable Domains, $4M
  • MyCredit, $3M
  • AllRight, $1.5M

Seed:

  • PromoRepublic, $2.3M
  • RetargetApp, $1.5M

 

Read the full report here 

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