Igor Mazepa, investment banker, CEO and owner of Concorde Capital investment company tells about promising areas for investment in 2022 and Concorde Capital's ambitious plans.
What are the promising areas for investment now?
There is no simple answer to this question. I am very passionate about medicine. In my opinion, this is a huge "blue ocean". Public medicine is falling apart; there is almost no competition. Of course, this is a capital-intensive sector, but there will be enough space for many investors,- says Igor Mazepa
Everything related to agricultural production is interesting. Now is a unique time - over the past few years, farmers have been earning USD 800 to USD 1,000 per hectare. That is why it is better to sell agricultural assets on this hype now than to buy them.
Everything related to retail lending will be interesting. Over the past year and a half, competition in the sector has been minimal and margins have been very high. Those players who have worked in this market have received a good financial cushion and will be able to participate in the M&A in the near future.
In addition, I am closely monitoring investments in IT. A glance at the brightest events on the market last year show that after the purchase of "Ivano-Frankivskcement", there’s the Gitlab IPO. In general, every second cool deal in the M&A market is related to IT. There are already several technology companies in Ukraine valued at more than a billion dollars, several of which appeared last year. Traditional business also intersects here: farmers - in drones, medical business - in innovative equipment. Each new agreement will only intensify the trend, which is based on the demand for innovation. It seems that investors are becoming bolder and more willing to invest in ideas.
What can you expect from Concorde Capital in the next 5 years?
I am certain that we will definitely make history with the stock market, make the infrastructure better and simpler. We will enable the investor to make investment decisions quickly and easily, to make transactions quickly. I'm talking about infrastructure things in the stock market now. We will definitely provide some investment products. For example, a fund where any investor can invest money, and this fund will invest in profitable real estate. The way people do now by directly buying square meters, but it will be much easier, safer, faster and more efficient through securities. We will definitely support our Ukrainian companies that need capital. Concorde Capital has always been a bridge between Western investors and Ukrainian companies in need of capital.