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Advising on the most sophisticated deals on the Ukrainian market, we have gained outstanding experience in consulting private equity and venture capital funds.

  • Our experience

    We fully understand the dynamics of such transactions from the perspective of the fund, the target, and the founding partners, and we know how to smoothly guide parties through the transaction.

  • A-to-Z guidance in private equity deal

    Avellum is a reliable partner in making an investment in Ukraine through equity or debt capital at every step of the process: from structuring your investment, preparing and negotiating over the transaction documents, to structuring and supporting your investment exit.

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  • Our Team
Key Contact
Mykola Stetsenko
Managing Partner
Mykola Stetsenko is the Managing Partner of AVELLUM with the primary focus on corporate/M&A, competition, real estate, and tax.
Key experience

Key experience

Acquisition of a minority stake in the leading Ukrainian feed producer Edinstvo Group
20 млн. дол. США
Legal advisor to Diligent Capital Partners and FMO
Acquisition of 100% of shares in Rail Transit Kargo Ukraine
64 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel
Merger of PJSC “MTB Bank” and PJSC “Commercial Bank “Center”
Legal Advisor to MTB Bank and Bank Center
Acquisition of a 16% equity stake in Allseeds SA together with the Dutch Development Bank FMO
Legal Advisor to Diligent Capital Partners
Acquisition of a shareholding in Bank Lviv
Legal Advisor to a private equity vehicle managed by responsAbility Investments AG
Acquisition of Blam! Games Studios
Legal Advisor to Nordcurrent
Disposal of 90% stake in Ergopack Group in favour of Sarantis Group
Legal Advisor to Horizon Capital and certain individuals
Collaboration with General Electric Company
1.0 bln USD
Legal Advisor to PJSC “Ukrainian Railway”
Increasing the charter capital of PJSC CB “Center”
200 UAH mln
Legal Advisor to PJSC “CB “Center” its sole shareholder Mr. Hamed Alikhani
Acquisition of Poland-based Stella Pack by Bounty Brands, a part of Coast2Coast portfolio
Legal Advisor to Coast2Coast, a South-African investment company
Acquisition of 100% of shares in a farming business (27,500 hectares of leasehold farmland)
43.3 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel
Acquisition of 100% of shares in a large-scale farming business (190,000 hectares of leasehold farmland)
155 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel
Acquisition of 99.91% stake in PJSC Marfin Bank from Cyprus Popular Bank
Legal Advisor to Investor
Sale of Karavan Hypermarket chain to Auchan Group
Legal Advisor to Seller
Increase of the stake of Horizon Capital in Datagroup to over 70%
Legal Advisor to Custos Invest & Finance Inc., one of the Datagroup’s shareholders
Acquisition of Thomson Reuters’ Intellectual Property & Science Business
3.55 bln USD
Legal Advisor to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia
Acquisition of an Approximate 48% Stake in GlobalLogic Inc. from Apax Funds
Legal Advisor to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Investment in Dieter Braun GmbH
5.9 EUR mln
Legal Advisor to Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
Approval by the NBU of the acquisition of the qualifying shareholding in PJSC “CB “Center”
Legal Advisor to Owner
Sale of Karavan Real Estate Limited to DCH Group, Citi Venture Capital International and Apollo
Legal Advisor to Sellers
Buyout of 25.1% of shares in AVK from Western NIS Enterprise Fund
Legal Advisor to AVK
Sale of a stake in Biopharma to Horizon Capital and FMO
Legal Advisor to Seller
Sale of the second largest CATV provider in Ukraine to Volia Group
Legal Advisor to Seller
Sale of shares to Russia Partners
Legal Advisor to Seller
Establishment of a joint venture with the Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund
Legal Advisor to Loture Group
Establishment of a joint venture with Persha Pryvatna Brovarnya
Legal Advisor to Oasis Group
Acquisition of 100% stake in Radomyshl Brewery
Legal Advisor to Oasis Group
Investment into Aisi Realty Public Limited from SECURE Management
Legal Advisor to SECURE Management
Acquisition of the majority stake in News Outdoor
Legal Advisor to VTB Capital
Private equity investment by the Europe Virgin Fund
Legal Advisor to Founder
Sale of substantial stake to Horizon Capital
Legal Advisor to UkrFinance Group
Sale of shares and establishment of joint venture with Hartwall Capital and Horizon Capital
Legal Advisor to Seller
Private equity investment by Horizon Capital in Datagroup
40 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Datagroup




                    AVELLUM is one of the main “go-to” firms for corporate matters. 
                    An excellent combination of international experience and deep knowledge of Ukrainian realities. 
                    AVELLUM is one of the best and has profound knowledge of Ukrainian and international law. 
                    They are one of the few local firms that can be relied upon to produce Ukrainian law documentation and legal opinions in a timely fashion and up to the standards of an international law firm. 
                    AVELLUM has some of the top legal brains in the market. 
                    Provides high quality commercial advice in a challenging environment. 
                    One of the best M&A practices on the market. 
                    Uniformly excellent … they are the best firm in Ukraine these days. Very strong across all practice areas, extremely professional ethos and service culture. 
                    Market-leading firm with an outstanding track record in complex and large-scale M&A transactions. Also advises on the establishment of joint ventures and handles corporate restructuring projects. Broad experience in a variety of industry sectors, with recent instructions including banking, agriculture and pharmaceuticals. Regularly involved in cross-border transactions, often working in co-operation with international law firms.  
                    Our Team

                    Our Team

                    Yuriy Nechayev
                    Andriy Romanchuk
                    Anton Arkhypov
                    Senior Associate
                    Maryna Buinytska
                    Oleksandr Kozhukhar
                    Oleksandr Volodin
                    Yelyzaveta Kravtsova
                    Yelyzaveta Kashyna
                    Iryna Fonotova
                    Anastasiia Karpenko
                    Yaroslav Pavliuk