About us


Sigma Catalyst Partners is a strategic advisory boutique, specialized in M&A, infrastructure finance and distressed assets investments in Greece and Eastern Europe.

  • Special situations (buy-side):
    We assist investors seeking opportunities in NPL portfolios as well as stand-alone asset sales and corporate workouts. Depending on each case, we may work as deal brokers, advisors or principals and add value by identifying, developing and facilitating transactions tailored to the specific targets of our partners or clients.  We seek to source and negotiate proprietary deals through our network and local market knowledge, while we also provide access and support investors in all stages of auction processes.

    We also specialize in forming partnerships and exploit synergies between investors and local loan servicing companies. 

  • M&A advisory (sell-side):
    We assist Greek companies in structuring and negotiating M&A transactions with international strategic or fund investors.  We support all stages of project execution from initial valuation discussions to VDR setup, due diligence coordination and SPA negotiations.

  • Waste Management project finance:
    On the project finance area, we assist bidding consortia in municipal solid waste (MSW) management projects, where we provide PPP/PFI advisory and assist in tender/bid process, financing and business development.  We may also selectively participate in private energy-from-waste (EfW) and organic waste projects as project partners and co-developers.

Commercial real estate, hospitality, renewable infrastructure and food & agri are preferred sectors in our home market. We also have access to leasing and banking assets in the Balkan region. 

The team is based in Athens, however we are able to source or assist in regional project execution with Greek corporate sponsors (Balkan and Middle Eastern countries and Cyprus) in our fields of expertise.

 

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Member of IOBE Economic Research Foundation Supporters Club

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Latest News

May 17th, 2016

Alpha Bank, Eurobank and KKR reach agreement to support Greek companies

Alpha Bank, Eurobank and KKR have agreed to assist Greek companies through assigning to Pillarstone's platform the management of credit and equity exposures towards them.

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March 3rd, 2016

Romania's BCR returns to profit - reverses NPL provisions

According to news site Romania-Insider.com, BCR Romania's largest bank and subsidiary of Austrian group Erste, recorded a net profit of EUR 206 million in 2015.

In 2014, the bank had net losses of EUR 630 million, due to high write-offs related to non-performing loans totaling almost EUR 1 billion.

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January 21st, 2016

Romania's BCR to sell EUR 1bn of NPLs

According to Romanian business site BnE IntelliNews, Romania's BCR (Erste Group) shall continue to sell non-performing loans (NPL) in the amount of over €1bn. According to the site, bundles of NPLs sold by BCR can include loans from BCR's portfolio both on its balance sheet and also transferred to the group's entities abroad.

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December 29th, 2015

Greek Deputy Finance Minister Charitsis: EU funds of € 8 bln to be channeled into the Greek market in 2016 

More than 8 billion euros will be channeled into the Greek market in 2016 through the Public Investments Program (PIP) and international organizations such as the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and more, deputy minister for NSRF issues Alexis Charitsis said in an interview with a Greek newspaper published on Sunday.

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November 17th, 2015

Greek banks AQR results came out better than "feared" by EU officials

The four systemic Greek banks’ AQR and stress tests were recently released by ECB. Total assets of close to €300bn were placed under ECB’s stress tests. The resulting total capital shortfall reached €14.4bn under the adverse scenario. This amount is considered lower than the one “originally feared” by some EU officials. It is worth noting that Eurobank and Alpha have already covered their capital shortfall via share capital increases.

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Sigmacatalyst Partners

5 Valaoritou Str. Athens - Chalandri 15232 - GREECE
Tel.: +30 210 68 52 411, Fax: 211 017 33 88
office[at]sigmacatalyst.gr

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