|Ukraine bridge facility||
|Two of Gazelle Finance’s target investment countries – Georgia and Armenia – are experiencing unprecedented inflows of economic migrants as a result of the ongoing war in Ukraine. With the support of its investors, GF will provide bridge financing and technical support to a select group of Ukrainian companies and their employees, who have been forced to relocate or disperse across the region and need to regroup and centralize their operations for an indeterminate period in the business-friendly environments of Tbilisi and/or Yerevan.|
Georgia (or as natives call it “Sakartvelo”) is located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. Georgia declared independence in 1991 at the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The country is geographically well-positioned as a gateway between Europe and Asia, it is easily accessible to the most major European, Central Asian, and Middle Eastern markets. Due to its geographical location, Georgia already has the most preconditions to become a regional financial and business center, this is matched with the ambitious objective of the country itself, which is to become one of the most reliable investment destinations globally.
Bridge Technical Assistance Facility to Support Ukrainian Companies
Gazelle Finance (GF) is a private equity fund manager based in the South Caucasus that invests in high-growth companies in countries in Eastern Europe. GF manages a pool of investment capital on behalf of some of the leading development financial institutions in the region.
How to Register your Business
In Georgia, the Law on Entrepreneurs is applied, which regulates relations connected with entrepreneurial activity and determines the business statuses within the framework in which an entrepreneur registered in Georgia is allowed to operate.
How to Register a Company by a Non-resident
Company registration by a non-resident is not a challenging process although there are some factors that should be taken into consideration.
How to Open a Bank Account
How to Register a Branch of a Ukrainian Company
To establish a Ukrainian (or other foreign) company’s branch an application should be submitted to the Public Registry. According to the Georgian legislation, it is possible not only to register a branch of an entrepreneurial company registered abroad in Georgia but also to register a branch of a foreign individual entrepreneur.
One of the first things a business may do after arriving at a new destination is to choose a working space. There are the options to rent or buy an office or use a co-working space. The last means a desk, a number of desks, or a room in a shared working environment. This can be in an open space alongside other professionals, or within a room.
Government Subsidy Programs
There is a number of government incentive programs & grants to facilitate investments in business in Georgia. You can see the summary of key government agencies or NNLEs that provide support activities for businesses here.
Sources you May Address
There are several business associations that provide their members with opportunities to network and share information and resources. You can see several associations below.
Relocate as an Individual or with Family
In Georgia, a non-resident natural person can purchase any real estate except agricultural land. The exception is the case of a non-resident natural person who inherited this land. The purchase agreement is registered in the public register.