This is a weekly digest of news about investment and business development in Ukraine from the UkraineInvest team

Ukraine, together with the Reconstruction Credit Institute (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau – KfW), is implementing 5 joint investment projects worth EUR 247 mln and preparing three more for EUR 73 mln.
This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal during a meeting with German Minister of Finance Christian Lindner, who arrived on a visit to Ukraine. Denys Shmyhal thanked the German Government for its military, sanctions and financial support and emphasized that Ukraine has received more than EUR 1.5 bln in macro-financial assistance from Germany, most of it in the form of grants.

Polish logistics operator Laude has transferred assets worth EUR 100 mln to Ukraine after closing its business in russia and plans to increase investments.
The assets were transferred from russia and Central Asia. The company plans to invest another EUR 250 mln in the economic exchange program between Ukraine and the EU.

UkraineInvest and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry have agreed to cooperate on attracting foreign investors to Ukraine.
The London Chamber of Commerce is one of the key global financial centers, which helps to expand the geography of partnerships for Ukrainian companies. The LCCI mission is on an official visit to Ukraine for the second time since the beginning of 2023.

The German company Pfeifer & Langen will buy the sixth sugar plant in Ukraine. 
Consideration of the case on concentration in the form of the acquisition of Radekhivskyi Sugar LLC assets by Hnidavskyi Sugar Plant PJSC has begun. Gnidavsky Sugar Plant is a sugar production facility located in Lutsk, producing products under the Solodko trademark. The plant can process up to 6 thousand tons of sugar beet per day.
The German company Pfeifer & Langen, which owns Radekhivskyi Tsukor LLC (Lviv region), also owns four sugar factories in Ternopil region, which previously belonged to the Mriya agricultural holding (now Continental Farmers Group).

Only 7.8% of foreign companies have finally left the russian market – KSE research.
At the beginning of russia’s invasion of Ukraine, KSE Institute launched an analytical project called SelfSanctions to collect data on foreign companies operating in the russian market that restrict or cease their activities. 
As of July 30, 2023, the number of companies that continue to operate in russia (KSE “remain”¹ status) is 1,366 (-1 in 2 weeks). The number of companies that have reduced their current operations and suspended new investments (KSE status “waiting”) is 515 (-2 for 2 weeks). The number of companies that have curtailed their russian operations (KSE’s “exit” status) is 1,219 (+25 in 3 weeks). The number of companies that have completed their exit from russia (KSE “exit” status) is 262 (+7 for 2 weeks and +8 for the month).

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