Head of Europe, Primary Markets,
London Stock Exchange
National Bank of Ukraine
Head of Investor Relations,
Managing Director, Investment Banking,
WOOD & Co.
National Securities & Stock Market Commission of Ukraine
Independent Board Member,
Director, Corporate Finance & Treasury,
The global IPO market enjoyed a record year in 2020, with the number of transactions and proceeds being the highest since 2010. Defying all expectations the pattern looks set to continue this year.
2010 – 2011 also saw the last wave of Ukrainian IPOs, driven primarily by agricultural producers listing in Warsaw. But there are signs that the Ukrainian IPO market is starting to stir once more, as a number of companies are anticipated to be preparing for a listing when market conditions are favourable, representing a wider range of industry sectors, including technology and healthcare. Major state-owned enterprises have announced their plans for international listings and are undertaking the necessary steps to modernise, restructure and improve corporate governance.
We have convened a panel of leading experts consisting of top executives from Ukraine’s leading listed companies, as well as potential issuers, to discuss their experiences to date and the outlook and opportunities for the next wave of Ukrainian issuers.
An overview of global trends in the IPO market – is the momentum set to continue following a record-breaking 2020?
Which sectors are proving most attractive for investors? What is investor sentiment regarding the Ukraine story?
Case studies from listed Ukrainian companies and their experiences to date. Have their expectations been justified and did their experiences after listing influence corporate strategy?
Who are their typical investors and has this profile evolved since listing?
Where is the most attractive marketplace to list for Ukrainian corporates?
What is driving the capital markets strategies of potential issuers – is listing primarily a financing tool or an exit option?
Highlighting the proposal to create a National Investment Fund with minority stakes in strategic enterprises
When can we expect the first State-owned enterprises to go public?
Appraising the levels of corporate governance in leading private and state-owned companies