Avellum advised Custos Invest & Finance Inc. on its sale of shares in independent Ukrainian telecom operator Datagroup to Horizon Capital, providing Horizon Capital with over 70% of the shares in Datagroup and operational control of the company. Baker & McKenzie advised Horizon Capital on the deal.
Horizon Capital is the leading private equity firm in Ukraine, managing over USD 600 million in three funds. Datagroup is a national telecom operator holding leading positions in key segments: data transmission, international traffic transit, and satellite communication.
The Avellum team was led by Managing Partner Mykola Stetsenko and Counsel Yuriy Nechayev, with significant support from Senior Associate Oleksandr Polonyk and Associate Dmytro Symbiryov.
The Baker & McKenzie Kyiv team advising Horizon Capital was led by Partner Viacheslav Yakymchuk with key input from Banking & Finance Partner Ihor Olekhov, Competition Partner Oksana Simonova, Corporate and M&A Senior Associate Andrii Moskalyk, and Associates Alyona Furda, Natalia Kovalyova, and Anna Dolynna.