Sigmacatalyst 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 focus on NPL portfolios as well as stand-alone sales and corporate restructurings. We work as deal brokers, advisors or principals and add value by identifying, developing and structuring opportunities tailored to the specific targets of our investors.
We seek to source proprietary deals through our network as well as provide access and support investors in all stages of auction processes.
We specialize in forming partnerships to exploit synergies between different geographies and asset specializations in matching investors with local servicing companies.
Commercial real estate, tourism, renewable infrastructure and food & agri are preferred sectors in our home market, where we work buy-side offering independent advice to international investors.
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.
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.
Member of IOBE Economic Research Foundation Supporters Club
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 ...
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.Read more ...