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, stand-alone asset sales and corporate workouts.
Depending on each case, we may work as exclusive deal brokers, advisors or principals and add value by contributing local market knowledge in identifying and developing transactions tailored to the objectives of our partners or clients. We mainly seek to source and negotiate proprietary deals through our network, 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.
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 or sellers (SE Europe) in our fields of expertise.
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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.Read more ...
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.
January 21st, 2016
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.Read more ...
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.Read more ...
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.Read more ...