American-Ukrainian
Full-Service Investment Bank
Empire State Capital provides support to its clients at every step of the company lifecycle, allowing us to establish and maintain long-term partnerships while focusing on the ultimate goal — business value creation.
About Us
We offer services in capital markets advisory, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital, and structured products. In addition, senior members of the Empire State Capital Team have taken on Non-Executive Chairman positions in client companies to assist with stakeholder communications and strategy when required. Our team is comprised of experienced professionals from the United States, Europe, UK, and Ukraine, who have been involved in a wide variety of investment projects in CIS countries and overseas.
Managing Partners
Julia Kurokhtina

Co-Founder, CEO & Managing Partner

Alex David Bart

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Martin Birch

Head of Sales & Managing Partner

Our Mission
Our primary mission is to responsibly deploy capital from developed markets into the frontier countries of the former Soviet Union and to preserve and protect investors’ funds. We do this by recruiting top banking talent from the best global banks and professional firms in the region and developing a deep network of local business owners, government contacts, and foreign experts.
About Values
Transparency
This is one of the key core values of ESC; we ensure that negotiations, pricing, and execution of all transactions are transparent in order that our clients fully understand the benefit of ESC’s recommendations and approach.
Independence
ESC is a truly private investment firm owned by its Partners and employees. We are accountable to our clients, to whom we promise our advice will be independent and in their best interest. We believe the only way to ensure that our clients come back to us is to provide an excellent service, adhering to our key values.
Creativity
ESC professionals possess a background of operating in emerging markets both in the good times and bad. This background enables us to develop creative approaches to structuring transactions to the benefit of all parties involved in a deal. Our clients can trust that ESC will utilize this creativity to find tailor-made market-driven solutions for their benefit.
Why Choose
ESC Investment Banking
ESC's IB Division enhances value in capital markets transactions by applying pertinent and precise expertise. ESC's IB Division ensures a transparent and smooth execution process that matches the highest standards of the international financial markets. When our client “wins” we “win”. We offer advisory services from a “boots on the ground” perspective and have an excellent history of adding value to transactions whether we are hired by issuers, investors, or overseas international banks. ESC's IB Division captures the international market, the local market, and investor information, and analyzes this data to provide expert advice to enable better client decision-making. Fully transparent information in the hands of our clients advances their understanding and proper evaluation of crucial aspects of a transaction, be it capital raising, M&A, or other investment banking deals where significant value can be created by smooth execution.
Contact ESC's IB Division to learn about our capabilities to add value in capital market deals and about the firm’s overall capabilities.
Our Corporate Finance team has raised millions of dollars for companies in Ukraine and the CIS
Tailor-made solutions to our clients' most challenging issues from experienced industry experts
Extensive client relationships, country expertise and talented professionals capable of operating on par with the best in global standards
Wide ranging in country expertise and contacts make ESC the ideal partner for overseas clients requiring a local partner to advance a successful transaction conclusion
Contact us:
01012, Kyiv, Ukraine, Maidan Nezalezhnosti 2, Office 708

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