About us

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

  • M&A Advisory - Special situations:
    We cooperate with international investment firms and assist in sourcing and execution, while providing local market knowledge.

    We provide access to distress and special situations opportunities, incl. NPL portfolios as well as stand alone asset sales and corporate restructuring projects. Commercial real estate and tourism are preferred sectors.

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

    We also selectively participate in private energy-from-waste (EfW) projects as project partners, financial advisors and co-developers.

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.




Latest News

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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September 1st, 2015

Tourism developments drive real estate investments in Greece despite recent capital controls crisis

The Greek Real Estate Market is showing signs of activity mainly driven by tourism investment. While privatizations of Astir Vouliagmeni and the Ellinikon real estate project have been delayed for many months, private investors progress opportunities in high end tourism segment on the back of a 20% growth for second consecutive year in incoming visitors.

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 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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Sigmacatalyst Partners

5 Valaoritou Str. Athens - Chalandri 15232 - GREECE
Tel.: +30 210 68 52 411, Fax: 211 017 33 88

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