Special Laba Business School podcast with Igor Liski

The head of the supervisory board of the EFI Group gave an interview to Anton Shulyk in the podcast of the international business school Laba.

They talked about a new wave of industrialization, as well as about the investor’s experience in modern realities.

Learn more about the important in the podcast itself by the link


Ukrainian and world economy: stimuli for growth after the pandemic – Dnipro Economic Forum 2021

The live broadcast of the Dnieper Economic Forum 2021 will begin at 11:45.


The forum will be opened by the discussion panel “Ukrainian and World Economy: Incentives for Growth after the Pandemic”

The speakers plan to discuss the interaction between the state and business. Namely, what does the state plan to simplify the life of business in the near future? How will the Ukrainian economy develop after the global crisis and what should Ukraine do to grow?

Among other things, they will analyze the country’s role in world markets and methods of bridging the gap between the domestic economy and leading countries. Learn about the trends of the present and the future of the country at the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp-KiH-2OxY


✅Oleksiy Kucher, Head of the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine

✅Igor Liski, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Effective Investments Group

✅Gennady Chizhikov, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine

✅Kateryna Glazkova, Executive Director of the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs

✅Volodymyr Vlasyuk, Chairman of the Committee for Industrial Modernization of the CCI of Ukraine, CEO of Ukrpromzovnishekspertyza

  • Moderator: Pavlo Kazarin, publicist and TV presenter

The future of the honey industry in Ukraine from Beehive

Eugene Assaf, Commercial Director of BEEHIVE, spoke about the state of Ukraine’s honey industry in a story for the Today program of Ukraine TV channel.

See more in the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA6WqlJjKKc


Forest Technology has received FSC certification

The products manufactured by Forest Technology have been certified according to the international FSC standard, which confirms the legality of the origin of raw materials for production and its environmental friendliness.

The FSC certification ensures that the processing company does not use wood that is harvested illegally or with human rights violations, endangered raw materials from forests that are being converted to plantations, or genetically modified wood. All wood supply chains to the enterprise are traceable and certified.

“The FSC standard enhances the competitiveness of our products in the markets and confirms our commitment to the environment,” – the company notes. – This certification ensures environmental, social and economic benefits for all stakeholders, especially for the population of the regions of our activity. This is the best way to declare the transparency of our business and its desire to preserve nature. Those who certify their production and those who buy certified products do a common thing – they contribute to better forest management and preservation of them in the interests of future generations.»

FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an independent non-profit non-governmental international organization that is created to support environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically viable management of world forests.

Medical Service DOC.ua attracts Quarter Partners private fund investments

Quarter Partners Private Investment Fund invested in the purchase of shares in the DOС.ua project, the first and largest online service in Ukraine for searching and making appointments with a doctor. The majority owner of the service is EFI GROUP. The transaction amount is not disclosed.



Group of companies “Effective investments” completed the purchase of IT company DOC.UA

“Effective investments” was acquired by the largest aggregator of private medical institutions in the country from the Chernovetskyi Investment Group (CIG). The size of the transaction was not disclosed, but both parties note that they are satisfied with the agreement reached.

Igor Liski Head of the Board of directors spoke about the reasons for acquiring the project by the “Effective investments” group of companies.

“Efficiency in all solutions is our main value. We invest in a lot of successful projects and modernize entire industries. For the whole team and for me personally it is very important to choose projects that are capable to create. Each of our projects creates an ecosystem, enables each employee and clients to develop, expands the capabilities of Ukraine as a whole. DOC.UA is an investment in improving the quality of medical care in our country. This is also a significant step for the IT sector, in the success of which I am sure. We have acquired not only the industry leader in the Ukrainian market, we have invested in a unique team of specialists. DOC.UA will scale, its technology and team are able to improve and amaze the whole world,” shared Igor Liski.

In 2014, Chernovetskyi Investment Group (CIG) invested in DOC.UA, an online doctor search and appointment service. DOC.UA has become the largest player in the Ukrainian market in five years.

Stepan Chernovetsky, the founder of CIG and a shareholder in DOC.UA, notes: “It was not just a venture deal: we created a successful project and developed it to be the market leader. I believe that CIG and DOC.UA is one of the most brilliant examples of partnerships in business.” Volodymyr Krivko, managing partner of CIG and mentor at DOC.UA, details: “We didn’t just invest in the company that the entrepreneur created, and we created this company together: we carried out a market analysis, wrote a strategic development concept, recruited a team. In fact, DOC.UA has passed the business incubation on the CIG platform. In this project, we performed the role of not just an investor, but a full-fledged partner who provided legal support, created the product and developed the business. This is a very rare phenomenon not only in the Ukrainian market, but also in world practice.”

Sergey Kazantsev, the founder and CEO of DOC.UA, who began developing this area in 2013, emphasizes the uniqueness of the project: “The DOC.UA project has grown significantly over the past five years. Undoubtedly, now we are waiting for big calls. However, the new shareholder fully supports our company’s development strategy. In addition, the desire to scale and the values ​​shared with the shareholder will allow the company to conquer new heights. ”

CIG received a successful exit from investments, and the Effective Investments group of companies got a productive leader of the Ukrainian market in doctors online search.

DOC.UA is an online doctor search service launched in 2014. Today DOC.UA unites more than 1,300 clinics and 7,000 doctors in 24 cities of Ukraine. The service solves problem of choosing the right specialist and quick appointment. DOC.UA is absolutely free for patients, and has no hidden charges or commissions. Users of the aggregator have the opportunity to choose a clinic or a doctor, starting from real patient reviews, prices for services, mode of operation or location of the medical center. For the convenience of patients, in March 2019, the opportunity to register with a doctor online was launched. Read more: http://doc.ua/

Effective Investments (EFI) is a group of companies founded in 2007. The corporate center of a group of enterprises carries out its activity in various branches of the economy: the pulp industry, construction, gas industry, energy, agriculture, the creative industry. Strategic business assets of the group: Zhytomyr Cardboard Factory;  Ukraine Energy, company with expertise in the gas and energy efficiency industries; Beehive honey plant; Unimage animation hub; manufacturer of lumber Forest Technology; Efi Agro, specializing in the food supply; PAGL, an environmentally friendly constructors for kids; Solar Gaps, a solar-blind project; Pufetto, a furniture company. More: efi.ua

Chernovetskyi Investment Group (CIG) is one of the largest investment companies in Eastern Europe, founded in 2013, with an investment potential of more than $ 100 million. The company’s portfolio includes Ukrainian IT companies Softcube and Zakaz.ua. The latter became a member of the world-famous accelerator Techstars in Boston. In 2015, CIG invested $ 1 million in the KIDOZ (Israel) platform for children and $ 1 million in the Busfor international bus ticket service. In 2017, investments were made in the Indian service for the delivery of ready-made meals InnerChef, as well as in the company Kray Technologies, a manufacturer of industrial drones for agricultural enterprises. In 2017, CIG founded the CIG R&D Lab educational scholarship program. Read more: cig.vc