Makar Paseniuk is Founding Partner and Head of the Investment Committee at ICU. He has over two decades’ experience in corporate finance in both local and international markets and is one of the leading investment managers in Central and Eastern Europe.
In his role as Founding Partner at ICU, Makar has led the development of a leading independent asset management, corporate advisory and private equity in Ukraine. Makar has played a pivotal role in building a US$500 million business and completing over US$5 billion transactions in M&A, equity & debt capital markets and debt restructuring.
Makar played a key role in the listing of Industrial Dairy Company on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in May 2011, despite the economic crisis in Ukraine at that time. Some of the landmark transactions that Makar and his team worked on include the takeover of Allseeds Group, the private placement of shares of Telecom operator Data Group; the placement of bonds of banks Credit Agricole, ProCredit Bank, Swedbank; the debt restructuring of industrial enterprises - Azovmash, Donetskstal and Mriya agroholdings
Other notable transactions he has worked on include a restructuring of Ukraine’s external debt of over 2 and a half billion US$ (2000), the first Ukrainian initial public offering on London’ AIM stock exchange (XXI Century Holdings, 2005), the first Ukrainian initial public offering on Warsaw Stock Exchange (Astarta, 2006), the initial public offering of Kernel shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2007 that won ‘The Best IPO in the CEE region.
Previously, Makar was Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance at ING where he worked for over a decade in Ukraine and London. He is a CFA Institute Charter Holder and graduated from the International Christian University with a BS in Business Admin