Aequo has advised Dragon Capital Investments Limited and Dragon Capital New Ukraine Fund L.P. on the acquisition of a minority stake in Ciklum. AVentures Capital also participated in the investment round and acquired a minority stake in Ciklum. Willkie Farr & Gallagher reportedly advised Ciklum on the sale.
The size of the minority stake of all three companies was not disclosed.
The Dragon Capital Group, which was founded in 2000, works in the field of direct investment and financial services and provides a range of investment banking and brokerage services for corporate and private clients.
Dragon Capital New Ukraine Fund L.P. was created in November 2015. The company manages the funds with Soros Fund Management acting as a co-investor in the fund.
Ciklum is a global digital services and software engineering company that was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in London. According to the company's website, it "provides services in design and test software and is involved in innovative research and design, works with Big Data and engineering consulting services."
AVentures Capital, which was founded in 2012, invests in IT companies at various stages of development.
Aequo's team included Partner Anna Babych, Counsels Michael Lukashenko and Sergey Denisenko, Senior Associates Mykyta Polatayko and Mykhaylo Soroka, Associates Anna Litvinova, Viktor Komziuk, Mariia Derechina, and Roman Onyshkevych.