Invest in Ukraine with SD Capital

WE ARE A PRIVATE INVESTMENT MANAGER
WHAT WE DO
DIRECT INVESTIMENTS
Private equity investments in small and medium-sized enterprises to accelerate growth and innovation

Provide equity capital with a long-term investment view

GREENFIELD
PROJECT
SUPPORT

Expertise in attracting equity and loan finance

Experience in partnering with Fortune 500 companies

Unparalleled proficiency and execution capabilities across the entire investment and development lifecycle

BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT AND
TRANSFORMATION

Hands-on value creation within the companies we invest in

Leverage industry know-how and strategic relationships to unlock potential and transition into the next stage of growth

BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN PRIVATE BUSINESSES AND LONG-TERM PROVIDERS OF CAPITAL IN UKRAINE
Act as a trusted investor in and partner to the brightest entrepreneurs in the country

Pave the way for the advancement of international private equity practices in Ukraine
COMPANY FOCUS
Ukraine benefits from its uniquely key geographic location, connecting Europe and Asia, and constitutes a main strategic trade hub between the EU, Middle East and Asia. 5 out of 10 European transport corridors and 18 EU routes run through Ukrainian territory.

Ukraine possesses the most extensive railway network in Europe, handling a significant proportion of the continent's passenger and freight traffic. Ukraine further administers every 3rd ton of cargo in the Black Sea.

Our founders have over 15 years of in-house experience in operational management and business development of the largest private port in Ukraine – TIS Group of Terminals - as well as in the facilitation of M&A deals in transportation across CIS countries, the EU and the US.

Agriculture is a key sector for the Ukrainian economy. It accounts for 38% of total exports, 12% of GDP and positions the country as the #2 world grain exporter, #1 sunflower oil producer and exporter, and #8 world poultry producer.

Total agricultural exports grew +8.5% in volume in 2015 and +18.3% in 2014 despite being set against a backdrop of economic hardship. Ukrainian agricultural exports to the EU rose a further 37.1% in 2017.

Our team has extensive industry expertise cooperating with mid- and large-scale agribusiness market players. We have worked directly with Cargill, Kernel, Astarta, Axzon.

Ukraine is rich in natural resources, notably with regard to non-ferrous metals, minerals, wood and potable water, and is well-positioned to further develop domestic processing of these resources and establish the country as a major supplier to global demand.
Machine-building has historically been one of the leading drivers of the Ukrainian economy and currently represents 12% of total exports; a highly educated population combined with existing infrastructure results in one of the most competitive markets for manufacturing globally.
Ukraine benefits from its uniquely key geographic location, connecting Europe and Asia, and constitutes a main strategic trade hub between the EU, Middle East and Asia. 5 out of 10 European transport corridors and 18 EU routes run through Ukrainian territory.

Ukraine possesses the most extensive railway network in Europe, handling a significant proportion of the continent's passenger and freight traffic. Ukraine further administers every 3rd ton of cargo in the Black Sea.

Our founders have over 15 years of in-house experience in operational management and business development of the largest private port in Ukraine – TIS Group of Terminals - as well as in the facilitation of M&A deals in transportation across CIS countries, the EU and the US.
Agriculture is a key sector for the Ukrainian economy. It accounts for 38% of total exports, 12% of GDP and positions the country as the #2 world grain exporter, #1 sunflower oil producer and exporter, and #8 world poultry producer.

Total agricultural exports grew +8.5% in volume in 2015 and +18.3% in 2014 despite being set against a backdrop of economic hardship. Ukrainian agricultural exports to the EU rose a further 37.1% in 2017.

Our team has extensive industry expertise cooperating with mid- and large-scale agribusiness market players. We have worked directly with Cargill, Kernel, Astarta, Axzon.
Ukraine is rich in natural resources, notably with regard to non-ferrous metals, minerals, wood and potable water, and is well-positioned to further develop domestic processing of these resources and establish the country as a major supplier to global demand.
Machine-building has historically been one of the leading drivers of the Ukrainian economy and currently represents 12% of total exports; a highly educated population combined with existing infrastructure results in one of the most competitive markets for manufacturing globally.
DP World agrees to acquire majority stake in TIS Container Terminal

DP World, the world leading ports operator, has agreed to acquire a majority of 51% in TIS Container Terminal in the Port of Pivdennyj, Ukraine. Bringing the TIS Container Terminal into DP World’s global network of ports, economic zones, warehousing and inland logistics solutions will strengthen its position as the market leading terminal of Ukraine.
The transaction has been executed by SD Capital Investment Company.

DP World is the leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. It operates multiple related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, marine services, logistics and ancillary services, to technology-driven trade solutions. DP World’s portfolio of more than 150 operations in over 50 countries across six continents gives it a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than half of its revenue. In 2019, DP World handled 71,2 million TEU.

TIS Container Terminal exceeded 75% container turnover growth in 2019. Located on private land, the terminal is completely exempt from infrastructure and other dues related to passing through state-owned port territory.
TIS Container Terminal has one of the most efficient railway connections in the region to major Ukrainian cities, supporting trade flows to the wider hinterland. 15 regular block-trains run from TIS to Kiev, Kharkov, Ternopol, Dnipro and Chernihiv on a weekly basis. The company plans to develop routes to new cities in Ukraine and abroad.
PORTFOLIO
JV with Cargill on building a state-of-the-art grain terminal in port Pivdennyi
In 2016, SD Capital began work on the development of the largest foreign investment project in Ukraine in partnership with Cargill and MV Cargo.

Together, SD Capital and Cargill are constructing a new, state-of-the-art grain terminal at Port Yuzhniy, in the Odessa region on the Black Sea. The capacity of the terminal is 5,000,000 tons per annum.

The new terminal will accommodate c. 10% of Ukraine's grain exports annually and will contribute at least ₴600 million in funds to the state per year. Over 500 new jobs will be created as a direct result of the terminal.

SD Capital partnered with EBRD and IFC to finance the joint venture, signifying support from the international community. Operational launch of the terminal is scheduled for Autumn 2018.

The total value of the project is c. $150 million, representing the largest foreign investment and development project in Ukraine. We believe the successful implementation of such a high profile development project will act as encouragement for other major investors considering investing and doing business in Ukraine.
Bringing a leading harbour towage service provider — P&O Maritime to Ukraine
In 2017, SD Capital invested into a leading harbour towage services business with operations across the Black Sea.

SD Capital employed an operational approach to value creation and helped the business to expand into new markets and win new clients.

The acquisition and subsequent creation of an operating JV was signed by Andrey Stavnitser, SD Capital co-founding partner, and DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, in November 2017 following a visit made by the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, to DP World Group headquarters in the UAE.

In January 2018, P&O Maritime, a subsidiary of the world's largest port operator, DP World Group, acquired SD Capital's stake in the company and the business has since rebranded as P&O Maritime Ukraine. P&O Maritime is a global operator of port services, established in the UK in 1834. The company provides various port services all over the world and has its own fleet of tug boats, mooring vessels and research vessels. The transaction value of the deal is undisclosed
OUR TEAM
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ANDREY STAVNITSER
Since 2007 Andrey has been a CEO of the largest port in Ukraine – TIS Group of terminals. His career in TIS started in 2001 as an assistant to the chief dispatcher. After 6 years and various positions in different divisions of the company he became a CEO and holds this position until the present time. He is also a co-founder of TIS together with his brother and 2 other partners.

With TIS as the core business, Andrey has launched and runs a number of other projects.
TIS consists of six deep water marine terminals. Its cargo turnover in 2015 reached 26.6 million tonnes. It has 1970 meters of total berth length. TIS has made over 500 million USD of capital investments into the port infrastructure.

In 2015, during the war, crisis and absence of financing, Andrey and his team signed a deal with Cargill to build a four million tonnes grain terminal partnered with EBRD/IFC aboard. Project cost is over US$ 150 millions.

In 2014 Andrey was granted an exequatur of Honorary Consul of Austria in Odessa Region.

Andrey studied commerce at Harrow House School, United Kingdom. He completed a degree in International Business at the University Montana, Zug, Switzerland, and an Executive MBA degree at HCMS French Institute, Moscow. He also holds a degree in Management from the Mechnikov Odessa National University, Ukraine.

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PHILIPP GRUSHKO
Before establishing SD Capital Philipp headed business development for the largest port operator in Ukraine – TIS Group of Marine terminals. He was responsible for various M&A and greenfield investments within the group, including a US$ 150 M transaction with Cargill Corp on construction of a grain terminal in Yuzhnyy port.

Before joining TIS Group, Philipp worked for over 10 years in senior level positions at international consulting companies such as PwC, KPMG and Linklaters in Germany. Within his consulting career Philipp was responsible for over 40 M&A deals with industrial blue chips organizations and Tier 1 private equity firms.

Philipp possesses vast experience along the entire M&A deal chain including origination, business valuation, structuring, attracting debt financing and legal execution.

Philipp earned his Bachelor degree in business administration and finance from the University of Regensburg (Germany) and MA in International Business from Copenhagen Business School (Denmark).

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IURII KUZNETSOV
Deputy Development Director
Yuriy possesses a vast experience of work in infrastructure. For almost 10 years he worked in the first stevedore company of Odessa port, and succeeded in making a career from the commercial agent position to the President and a co-owner of the company. Later Yuriy headed transport and investment companies. At the present time, he is the co-owner of a Lithuanian International Ecology and Health Academy.

Yuriy graduated from Lviv Politechnical Institute as an engineer, and later got a law degree at Odessa National Law Academy. He has also conducted a course on seaports organization and managing the in Marcel. Yuriy is a member of the International Culture, Safety, Ecology and Health Academy.

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KSENIA OUSH
Investment Analyst
Ksenia Oush conducts company and market research, produces analytical reports on potential investments.

Ksenia has experience in market and industry research for Ukrainian and International companies. She also worked in the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, where she performed analysis of State Owned Enterprises and successfully launched an/the open data project in the Ministry.

Ksenia holds a master's degree in Economics from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and joint Masters degree in Economic Analysis from Kyiv School of Economics and the University of Houston, USA.

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VIKTORIIA DENYSIUK
Project manager
The main areas of Viktoriia's work are projects related to logistics, infrastructure and marine transport.
Previously Viktroiia was part of the business development team of the TIS Group of Marine terminals. Viktoriia was involved in work with regards to different investment projects of TIS, including grain terminal construction in Yuzhny port together with Cargill.

Before joining TIS, Viktoriia worked in different positions in tier 1 and boutique Ukrainian banks. Among other Viktoriia was engaged i.a. in business analysis for clients, financial modeling assignment of credit risks, valuation of internal and external risks, as well as bank network development.
Viktoriia holds a master's degree in Banking from Donetsk National University of Economics and Trade.

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VLADYSLAV BERESTENKO
Project manager
Before joining SD Capital, Vladyslav was an Investment Manager for TIS Group. He focused on origination of deals, drafting business-plans for investment projects, conducting research on industries. Vladyslav was instrumental in supporting the process of obtaining $74 mln joint EBRD and IFC loan for the grain terminal, prepared proposals for government initiatives on concessions and industrial parks, worked on business analytics for potential investment projects.

Prior to that, Vladyslav was an intern-analyst for International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group in Washington DC/USA.

Vladyslav holds a Master degree in Financial Economics from Ohio University. He also graduated from Odessa National Mechnikov University with an MA in Economics.

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ALEKSANDER BARTKOVYAK
Investment Analyst
Mr. Bartkovyak is an Investment Analyst and has joined SD Capital in 2017.

Prior to joining SD Capital Mr. Bartkovyak had worked in Concorde Capital. While working there, he participated in various projects, including Industry analysis, Debt Restructuring, UVCA Overview 2016, Investment Reports, Business Launches.

Also, Mr, Bartkovyak is currently studying Economic Cybernetics at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He is an active member of Case Club EF KNU, organizing case championships and interacting with various investment and consulting companies on possible sponsorship and further cooperation.

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ROMAN DMYTRENKO
Senior Associate on the Investment Team
Mr. Dmytrenko is a Senior Associate on the Investment Team of SD Capital, and joined the Firm in 2017.

Prior to joining SD Capital, Mr. Dmytrenko worked as Senior Project Manager in the Ministry of Economic Development and was responsible for state-owned enterprise reform (privatisation of State-owned enterprises, restructuring, and corporate governance enhancement)

Before joining the Ministry, he was an Investment Associate at Icon Private Equity where he was primarily engaged in exits from multiple investments in telecommunication companies

Prior to Icon, Mr. Dmytrenko worked as an Analyst at Concorde Capital, covering machinery and oil & gas

Prior to Concorde Capital, he worked at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and was involved in a number projects in FMCG, Construction materials, and Transportation

Mr. Dmytrenko is a Ukrainian national and resident and speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English fluently. He received his MS in International Economics and BS in International Econo

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ANASTASIA ZHOOK
Press Officer
Prior to joining the SD Capital team, Anastasia was head of the PR-department of one of the biggest national TV-broadcasting groups – 1+1 holding. Anastasia also is the PR-manager for TIS group of terminals – the leading port in Ukraine.

Anastasia has a vast experience in public and media-relations. She also previously worked as press officer for United Media Holding, which used to be the leading media-group in Ukraine.

Anastasia graduated from Kiev National University as a journalist, and later graduated from New York Film Academy as a screenwriter.

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MARIA GOLDBERG
Principal on the Investment Team
Before joining SD Capital, Ms.Goldberg worked as Finance Manager and Head of IFRS Reporting for TIS Group, was responsible for preparation of financial statements for more than 10 entities, led investment projects for the Group. Maria was instrumental in managing the process of $74 mln loan procurement with IFC and EBRD in the MV Cargo Terminal deal.

Prior to that, Maria was a Senior Auditor at Deloitte where she supervised audit engagements within retail, manufacturing, shipping and FMCG companies

Maria is a member of ACCA with full Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business. She also graduated from Odessa National Mechnikov University with MA in Economics.

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MARIA GOLDBERG
Principal on the Investment Team
Before joining SD Capital, Ms.Goldberg worked as Finance Manager and Head of IFRS Reporting for TIS Group, was responsible for preparation of financial statements for more than 10 entities, led investment projects for the Group. Maria was instrumental in managing the process of $74 mln loan procurement with IFC and EBRD in the MV Cargo Terminal deal.

Prior to that, Maria was a Senior Auditor at Deloitte where she supervised audit engagements within retail, manufacturing, shipping and FMCG companies

Maria is a member of ACCA with full Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business. She also graduated from Odessa National Mechnikov University with MA in Economics.

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Investment Analyst
Place of employment: Odessa city center
Duties and responsibilities:
- Provide analytical support in investment projects;
- Draft investment related documentation (presentations, term sheets, memorandums, agreements);
- Gather internally and from public sources specific market, technical and financial information;
- Track and analyze country-specific legislative developments;
- Assist in events organization and management.
Preferred qualifications and skills:
- Excellent analytical, planning, presentation, organization and interpersonal skills;
- Upper-Intermediate verbal and written English;
- Advanced Excel, Microsoft Word and Internet skills;
- Excellent academic results.

We offer:
- Work on ambitious projects in a highly professional environment;
- Professional development;
- Competitive remuneration package;
- Modern office located in the city center.

Please send your CV with subject line «Investment Analyst vacancy» to ds@sd.capital
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