The printed version of Forbes Ukraine will be restarted in spring 2020, an online version will appear in the second half of the year. The project is financed by businessman Arthur Granz, headed by the editors Vladimir Fedorin.
Forbes magazine will resume publication in Ukraine, reported on the website american publishing house 30th of March.
The printed version of Forbes Ukraine will be restarted in spring 2020, an online version will appear in the second half of the year.
The new publisher of the magazine is Uyavi! The project is invested by businessman Arthur Granz, who owns the largest network of duty-free shops in Ukraine (including at the Borispol airport). The editor-in-chief will be Vladimir Fedorin, who previously headed the magazine.
“Forbes Ukraine” will be released 10 times a year in Ukrainian and Russian. Over 80% of the content will be local.
In June 2019, Ukrainian media wrote that after the restart, the magazine may be headed by the former hromadske executive director, Yekaterina Gorchinskaya. Then she did not confirm this information, but on March 30 wrote on Facebook that she was really negotiating a restart of the publication.
She said that the Slovak company Barecz & Conrad Media, which was supposed to publish the Ukrainian Forbes, in 2019 decided not to enter the Ukrainian market. After that, Gorchinskaya negotiated with Forbes about the license as a potential publisher and found investors for the project.
“My potential investors went through due diligence (it is a financial or legal audit of an object or asset. – “GORDON”) on Forbes. In parallel, I wrote a new business plan. Probably the best financiers of the country worked with me. This is definitely the best business plan I wrote. Just believe that it is at the world level … In parallel, I created a new corporate governance system for the Ukrainian Forbes. She was elegant, as simple as possible and took into account the interests of all parties. But at the end of the year, Forbes told me that a new license applicant had appeared. And despite the fact that they like everything that I give them, they are now negotiating with him, “said Gorchinskaya.
Forbes Ukraine Magazine Issued in 20112017 years. It was published by Ukrainian Media Holding (UMH Group). The last issue was released in January 2017, in the same year the site was stopped updating.
Fedorin was the chief editor of Forbes Ukraine from launch until August 2013. He left the project after the sale. UMH Group businessman Sergey Kurchenko.
In 2014, an American publishing house revoked a license from a Ukrainian Forbes but The UMH Group sued for the right to issue a magazine, and the publication continued to be published for some time.