Investment Strategy

“Fantasy is not about imagining what things could be,
but about making them happen.”

- Karel Čapek -

Investment Criteria

We employ the following key criteria when making a decision in which companies to invest:


Our team includes veterans of the private equity industry in the region as well as ambitious talented professionals, bonded by the 4i Capital Partner’s investment philosophy of integrity, innovation, intelligence and impact.

The combined experience of the company’s investment team is nearly 50 years of doing deals and developing companies in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. The founding partners of 4i Capital Partners have been working together since 2008, having raised the Europe Virgin Fund and having made all of its portfolio investments.

Our experience shows that only active management of investee companies may lead to results. Sitting in the passenger seat of a minority shareholder often does not. We take controlling stakes, as only that assures a balanced relationship with our local partners, commonly founders of the business. Our team members have successful experience in taking management roles in our portfolio companies, if and when needed.



Managing Partner



Managing Partner

“It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.”

- Gandhi -

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

- Albert Einstein -

“Common sense is not so common”

- Voltaire -

“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”

- Robert Kennedy -


Europe Virgin Fund L.P.

Europe Virgin Fund is a regional private equity fund investing in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, with $57 million of committed capital.

The Fund’s limited partners include Dragon Capital, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets and the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank.

The portfolio of Europe Virgin Fund includes controlling stakes in Ukraine’s leading manufacturer of tissue products Ruta, top out-of-home advertising operator Prime Group, niche pharmaceutical manufacturer Sperco Ukraine, leading e-payment service provider Portmone and Ukraine’s largest private security services company Venbest. .

  • Fund Name: Europe Virgin Fund L.P.
  • Fund Type: private equity fund*
  • Fund Size: $57 million
  • Limited Partners: Dragon Capital, EBRD, the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM), the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
  • Geographical Focus: Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova
  • Strategy: private sector medium-sized businesses with high growth potential
  • Industry Focus: FMCG, retail, industrial, telecom, media, technology, pharmaceuticals, construction materials and financial services
  • Investment Style: active management
  • Investment Horizon: medium to long-term
  • General Partner: Dragon Private Equity Partners Limited
  • Fund Domicile: Isle of Man
  • Auditor: KPMG

* The Fund is established in the Isle of Man, as a Specialist Fund under the Isle of Man Collective Investment Schemes (Specialist Fund) Regulations 2010 (“the Regulations”). Investments are accepted solely on the basis of the information set out in its offering documentation and may only be accepted from persons who are “Specialist Investors” as defined in the Regulations. The Fund is currently closed to new investors


Submit Your Project

We are interested to hear about your projects and ideas. Please do not hesitate to tell us more about your product or services and why you think it is distinctive in the marketplace. We wish to learn about your story, your background and your strategy going forward. Do not hesitate to share key financials, projections and financing requirements. The more you tell us at, the more likely we are to come back to you with our proposal how we can help you.


We run a small team of investment professionals assisted by a support team in areas such as finance, compliance and administration. Vacancies occasionally occur. If you are interested in being considered, please send us your CV and outline why you think we should get you on board at

Management Talent

We are constantly searching for talented managers, who possess the necessary experience, share our values, have an ambition to outperform and great visions to execute. Please send us your ideas and short bio at

Our Office:

4i Capital Partners
18 Vozdvizhenska
04071 Kyiv Ukraine

T +380 (44) 303 91 11