About us


Sigmacatalyst Partners is a strategic advisory boutique, specialized in infrastructure finance and distressed assets investments in Greece or under Greek ownership.

  • Infrastructure / project finance:
    We focus on the municipal solid waste (MSW) management sector, where we provide PPP/PFI advisory and assist in fund raising and business development.

  • Energy-from-waste:
    We selectively participate in private EfW projects as project partners and co-developers.

  • M&A Advisory - Special situations:
    We cooperate with international investment firms and assist in sourcing and execution, while providing local market knowledge. Our focus is on distress and special situations opportunities as well as privatization advisory.

We mainly work buy-side offering impartial and independent advice to international investors investigating opportunities in Greece.

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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Latest News

 May 26th, 2015

Greek Banks' balance sheet clean-up starts with hotel assets

Greek Banks are continuing with sales of problematic and repossesed hotel properties.  Piraeus Bank is in the process of selling a portfolio of hotel property NPLs valued at approx. EUR 250 million. In addition, two iconic Athens hotels (Athens Ledra Marriott and Pentelikon) are being auctioned by Alpha Bank following debt service problems.

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March 26th, 2015

Greek listed companies divest subsidiaries and assets to improve liquidity and reduce debt

Greek listed companies mostly active in problematic sectors (coastal shipping, fish-farms, capital goods), which face structural problems as well as high debt, have discretely proceeded to sell international subs and real estate assets during 2014.

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December 28th 2014

Piraeus Bank – KKR announce €1,2 bil. securitization deal.

Piraeus Bank recently announced that it has agreed with the investment firm KKR to transfer (to an SVP) and securitize a portfolio of assets of €1,2 bil. (this amount refers to Piraeus' corporate exposure, i.e. both loans and equity participation in MIG) to a new structure managed and/or controlled by KKR Credit and serviced by Piraeus.

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December 29th 2014

Alpha Bank launches joint venture with Aktua (Spain), to service non-performing assets

Alpha Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding with Aktua Soluciones Financieras, a leading Spanish special servicer, to create and launch an innovative special servicing joint venture, Aktua Hellas.

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December 12th 2014

Alpha Bank Raises USD 500 mil in shipping loans securitization

Alpha Bank recently completed a shipping loan securitization transaction with Citi which involves 5 years term non-recourse funding in excess of USD 500 mil.

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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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