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9 January 2019


ICU, an independent asset management, private equity and investment advisory firm specialising in Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Ukraine House in Davos. 


Ukraine House, in its second year, was set up to showcase the new Ukraine, a vibrant and dynamic European democracy leveraging its competitive advantages in “brains, hands and grains”. 


The theme of the event will continue to be Ukraine: Creativity, Innovation, Opportunity. Ukraine House Davos will be held at Promenade 62, Davos, Switzerland from January 21-25, 2019.


Commenting on the sponsorship, Makar Paseniuk, Managing Partner at ICU said:

“We are pleased to sponsor Ukraine House in Davos. We are proud to support events that showcase innovation and creativity in Ukraine and highlight the significant opportunityfor investors in the country. We continue to invest in startups through our venture capital business and are confident that participation in events such as Ukraine House is a significant plus for the development of both individual companies in Ukraine and the technology ecosystem as a whole. If Ukraine is to fulfil its aspirations to build a stable, fair and prosperous society, we feel it is crucial that we support all events that help change the perception of Ukraine and shine a light on the investment opportunity in the country.”


Ukraine House Davos will feature panels on women trailblazers, technology, new energy, creative industries, character in leadership and much more. Among invited speakers are Malala, the Nobel Prize winner; Gerard Seijts, Ivey Business School, Executive Director; Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President, Aspen Institute; Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winning economist; and actress Lupita Nyong'o. They will be joined by additional high-profile speakers, who will be announced in due course. 


A full agenda will be released shortly on The public is invited to follow the event via social media on #ukrainehousedavos. 


Ukraine House Davos is a multi-format venue, powered by Co-Organizers Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA), Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), Victor Pinchuk Foundation and Horizon Capital.




For further information, please contact: 


Montfort Communications

Shireen Farhana / Louis Supple

(+44 (0)203 770 7906 / +44 (0)203 770 7914)


Notes to Editors 


About ICU


ICU is an independent asset management and investment advisory firm specialising in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe.


Founded in 2006 by senior investment professionals from ING, ICU is Ukraine's leading asset manager with over $500m in assets under management. Our current strategy includes significant allocations to venture capital, alternative energy & renewables and distressed debt.


Our veteran investment team has experience in private equity & venture capital, high yield corporate debt, distressed debt, restructurings and other special situations across a number of emerging markets. Investment decisions are supported by robust macroeconomic and sectoral analyses from our in-house team of research economists.


We aim to provide our clients with superior risk-adjusted returns across a number of asset classes. The firm is expanding its reach into key European markets via a combination of organic growth and acquisition and continues to expand the range its investment offerings.