Western NIS Enterprise Fund Sold Leading Moldovan Glass Packaging Platform to Vetropack GroupDecember 10, 2020
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) announced today that it has exited, alongside other shareholders, its stake in Moldova-based Glass Container Company and Glass Container Prim (the “Glass Container Companies”, “GCC”) to Vetropack Austria Holding AG, a subsidiary of Vetropack Holding SA (SWX:VETN). Vetropack is a leading Swiss player in the European glass packaging industry, operating facilities in Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Ukraine, and Italy, with CHF 714.9 million in 2019 revenues.
International Mayors Summit and Lady Di Atelier launch a capsule scarf collection to support kids with Down syndrome and autismOctober 13, 2020
The International Mayors Summit and the first Ukrainian inclusive atelier Lady Di Atelier joined efforts to launch a capsule silk scarf collection entitled “Breaking down barriers is easy. Together!” Each item’s print is a drawing made by children with Down syndrome (called “sunny kids” in Ukraine) as part of art therapy classes at the Sunny Workshop operated by Lady Di Atelier.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) Announces an Agreement to Exit Leading Moldovan Glass Packaging Manufacturing Platform to the Swiss Vetropack GroupAugust 04, 2020
Western NIS Enterprise Fund announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell, alongside other shareholders, its stake in Moldova-based Glass Container Company and Glass Container Prim (the “Glass Container Companies”, “GCC”) to Vetropack Austria Holding AG, a subsidiary of Vetropack Holding SA (SWX:VET). Vetropack is a leading Swiss player in the European glass packaging industry with 2019 annual turnover of CHF 714.9 million, and subsidiaries in Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Ukraine and Italy.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund Announces a New Lending Project to Social Enterprises in Eastern UkraineJuly 22, 2020
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) announces a call for applications for low-interest loans for social enterprises in Eastern Ukraine. The new $100,000 WNISEF project “Affordable Loans for Social Enterprises in Eastern Ukraine” is being implemented with the support of the American people via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) within the agreement with the Western NIS Enterprise Fund under the USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA).
Consortium of Ukraine’s leading ecosystem players team up to launch startup databaseMarch 12, 2020
Dealroom.co, Europe’s most comprehensive technology industry data and intelligence platform, in partnership with Consortium of Ukraine’s leading ecosystem players has launched the most extensive startup and venture capital ecosystem platform dedicated to the Ukrainian tech scene to date. The consortium consists of key players in Ukraine’s tech ecosystem led by ICU Ventures, Kyiv-based venture capital fund that invests in technology companies with strong ties to Ukraine and Eastern Europe, part of ICU group. Other partners are the Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA, unites 50+ investment funds from Ukraine and globally), Western NIS Enterprise Fund (a $150 million regional fund), Horizon Capital ($850 million assets under management), TechUkraine (a nation-wide platform, uniting key Tech players to develop the ecosystem) and AVentures Capital (seed stage investor). We’ve also partnered with AIN.ua, Ukraine’s leading tech publication with over 1 million monthly visitors.
Ukraine House Davos Reaches New Heights in 2020 – its 3rd YearJanuary 28, 2020
The press conference of the Ukraine House Davos Organizing Committee (UHOC) was held at the Interfax-Ukraine Press Center today. The press conference focused on the achievements of Ukraine House Davos, held alongside the World Economic Forum’s 50th Anniversary meeting last week in Davos, Switzerland, in promoting Ukraine’s image globally and attractiveness as an investment destination.
Ukraine House Davos Concludes on Day 4 with a Spectacular Fashion Show, Followed by Live Performance from Eurovision Winner RuslanaJanuary 23, 2020
Today’s program at Ukraine House Davos focused on technology, innovation and the energy sector, bringing together a distinguished list of global speakers. For evening entertainment, guests enjoyed a performance from Eurovision winner Ruslana and other talented musicians, followed by an unforgettable fashion show by Oksana Karavanska.
Ukraine President Zelensky Visits Ukraine House Davos, Prime Minister Honcharuk Chairs Meeting of the National Investment Council of UkraineJanuary 22, 2020
Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Deutsche Bahn sign MoU on the cooperation and development of Ukrzaliznytsia
Strategic Partnerships, Infrastructure, Technology and Education: Highlights of Day 2 at Ukraine House DavosJanuary 21, 2020
On the second day of Ukraine House Davos, panels addressed global trends such as strategic economic partnerships, infrastructure, technology and innovation, and the role of education in transforming society. The day’s eventful program concluded with an engaging conversation with Tristan Harris, Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Center for Humane Technology.
Ukraine House Davos 2020 Opens its DoorsJanuary 20, 2020
Ukraine House Davos opened its doors on Monday evening, launching a week of engaging panels, evening receptions, and cultural diplomacy events for global business and political leaders. The highlights of the week are expected to include the invitation-only meeting of the National Investment Council of Ukraine chaired by President Volodymyr Zelensky, plus appearances by Oleg Sentsov; Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of Naftogaz; Amy Bernstein, Editor of Harvard Business Review; and many others.