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Makar Paseniuk, CFA, Managing Partner, Head of Investment Committee, ICU

With twenty years in corporate finance spanning local and international markets, Makar Paseniuk is one of the leading investment managers and corporate advisers in Central and Eastern Europe. As Managing Partner of ICU, Makar has led the development of a leading independent asset management, corporate advisory and private equity franchise in Ukraine. He has been instrumental in building a US$400m asset management business and completing US$5.5 billion worth of M&A, equity and debt capital markets and debt restructuring transactions. Prior to joining ICU in 2009, Makar spent over a decade at ING Bank’s franchises in Ukraine and the United Kingdom, rising from equity analyst to Head of Securities Services to Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance. Makar has worked on numerous assignments throughout his career, including such landmark transactions as a US$2.7bn restructuring of Ukraine’s external debt (2001), 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 Countries of Central and Eastern Europe' award in 2011, a US$850m debt private and public debt restructuring (Donetsksteel, 2011), and a US$1.3bn corporate debt restructuring (Mriya, current).