There were 115 investment deals made with Ukrainian innovation companies in 2018 - 29% more than in 2017. Such data was presented by Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) in its annual market overview in partnership with Deloitte.
The overview gathered information on venture capital, private equity, M&A and angel investment deals. In 2018 the overall volume has accounted to $336,9m.
For the first time, this overview includes M&A transactions (mergers and acquisitions) and angel investments. In 2018, there were 7 M&A deals $25.2m.
The distinguishing feature of the market in 2018 is the prevalence of seed-stage deals. 21 of all the deals made, were at the seed-stage with the average ticket of over $918k.
The amount of VC investments over the last 7 years grew to $1 billion.
We can expect the companies mentioned in the report to attract larger investments in the near future.
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* After publishing the Overview, a part of Busfor's deal (disclosed on Slide 12 as $4m) was disclosed about the full amount of a $8,6m deal. However, the full sum of $8.6M is included on Slide 8.