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.

 

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Member of IOBE Economic Research Foundation Supporters Club

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Latest News

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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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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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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