Europe Virgin Fund



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Business sector:

Equity funds

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Approval date:

06 Jul 2010



PSD disclosed:

30 Apr 2009

Project Description

The EBRD is considering investing up to USD30 million but not exceeding 25% of total aggregate commitments in Europe Virgin Fund (the “Fund”), a regional private equity fund sponsored by Dragon Capital.

The Fund will provide private equity financing to a wide range of private sector businesses with primary operations in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. Its sector focus will include FMCG, retail, industrials, telecom, media, technology and pharmaceuticals.

Transition Impact

The transition impact of the proposed project would come from the following three areas:

  • institution building and development of sustainable private equity market in the region
  • transfer of technical, strategic, operational and financial know-how to investee companies
  • promotion of the highest standards of corporate governance and integrity in the investee companies


The Client

Europe Virgin Fund is sponsored by Dragon Capital (“the Sponsor”), the leading independent investment bank in Ukraine. The Sponsor will contribute at least USD20 million to the Fund as one of the Limited Partners. The Fund will be managed by Dragon Global Advisors Ltd an investment management company 100% owned by Dragon Capital.

EBRD Finance

The Bank proposes to commit 25% of the total commitments of the Fund, up to an amount of USD30 million subject to certain conditions.

Project Cost

The target size of the Fund is in excess of USD100 million for final closing.

Environmental Impact

The project has been assigned a screening category of FI, as the EBRD financing is via a financial intermediary.

The Fund shall comply with the EBRD's Performance Requirement 2 (Labour and Working Conditions) and Performance Requirement 9 (Financial Intermediaries).

Investee companies, their activities and operations will be required to comply with national and EU environmental, health, safety and labour regulations and standards.

The Fund will provide to EBRD annual reports on environmental & social matters and on the implementation of PRs 2 and 9.

Technical Cooperation


Company Contact

Alex Munteanu
Co-Managing Partner
Dragon Global Advisors
36D Saksahanskoho
Kyiv 01033
Tel. +380 44 490 71 20

Kamil Goca
Co-Managing Partner
Dragon Global Advisors
36D Saksahanskoho
Kyiv 01033,
Tel. +380 44 490 71 20


Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

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General enquiries

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