About us


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. 

  • M&A advisory (sell-side):
    We assist Greek companies in structuring and negotiating M&A transactions with international strategic or fund investors. We support all stages of project execution from initial valuation discussions to VDR setup, due diligence coordination and SPA negotiations.

  • 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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Member of IOBE Economic Research Foundation Supporters Club

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Latest News

December 18th, 2017

Greece: NBG to sell 2bil€ consumer/SBL unsecured NPL portofolio

According to press reports, NBG is expected to proceed with selling a 2bil€ consumer NPL portfolio in the late 1H 2018. The portfolio sale which is to be named “project Earth”, will consist of credit card debt, cash overdrafts, unsecured consumer and small businesses' loans.

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November 16th, 2017

Eurobank sells 1.5bil€ consumer unsecured NPL portofolio

Eurobank Ergasias announced the sale of 1.5bil€ consumer unsecured NPL portofolio to Intrum Group.

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November 8th, 2017

CVC enters into a binding agreement to acquire IASO General Hospital

On November the 6th, CVC Capital Partners announced the signing of a binding agreement to acquire private hospital IASO GENERAL through Hellenic Healthcare Sarl, an entity controlled by funds advised by CVC. The transaction is subject to customary terms and conditions including due diligence and approvals.

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May 17th, 2016

Alpha Bank, Eurobank and KKR reach agreement to support Greek companies

Alpha Bank, Eurobank & KKR have agreed to assist Greek companies through assigning to Pillarstone's platform the management of credit and equity exposures towards them.

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March 3rd, 2016

Romania's BCR returns to profit - reverses NPL provisions

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.

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Sigma Catalyst 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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