PRESS RELEASE: US partnership opportunities for Ukrainian companies

February 28, 2018. Kyiv, Ukraine. On February 28, SP Advisors and the US Commercial Service hosted a meeting with representatives of small and medium enterprises from Central Ukraine at the US Embassy in Kyiv. US Commercial Service Senior Commercial Officer Martin Claessens opened the meeting with introductory remarks and then handed over proceedings to experts from SP Advisors. The meeting was aimed at introducing Ukrainian companies to the opportunities available to them in attracting financing, establishing companies in the US, opening bank accounts at leading US banking institutions, and hedging pricing risks.

"To date, we have secured more than USD 1 billion in investment for Ukrainian companies. We continue to work actively with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and we have established a strong working partnership with American Express to afford our long-time clients access to credit financing," said Nick Piazza, CEO of SP Advisors.

"I'm very pleased to have had the opportunity to meet with representatives from SP Advisors. I took in their presentation and was pleased to note that the team at SP Advisors is keen to help Ukrainian companies find the best US partners," said Senior Commercial Officer Martin Claessens of the US Commercial Service.

About the US Commercial Service
The United States Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. The Service has more than 100 offices in the US and more than 80 internationally. The US Commercial Service operates as part of US Embassies and Consulates. The US Commercial Service has been operational in Kyiv since 1993.

About SP Advisors
SP Advisors is a full-service investment house focused on advisory, asset management, and merchant banking, operating in Ukraine, Georgia, and Eastern Europe. Established in 2011, SP Advisors has assembled a veteran management and corporate advisory team with experience in the Eastern European investment space. SP Advisors partners with businesses in Ukraine and abroad, including international investment banks and legal, consulting, and audit firms.