“Cycle concerns and interest rate expectations can change the supply-and-demand balance for variable-rate lending in general. But in the middle market, deals can be direct and tailored, and less influenced by short-term headline pressures.” Fitch Research (November 2019)
Over the past years, the problem of non-performing loans facing commercial banks in Greece has created a new environment for financing as well as acquisition opportunities for international investors and lenders. While recent government support and covid led – payments moratoria have given breathing air to many middle market players, healthy SMEs still face limited access to long term funding, while their leveraged peers are struggling with debt restructuring and new money funding issues.
Combining international experience and regional market knowledge, enables us to support a wide range of cross-border projects from strategic acquisitions and joint ventures to distress asset and special situations investments. Our broad network of corporate and banking contacts as well as local Big4 connections enable us proprietary access to deal flow.
Through our boutique focus and independence from large groups, we promise and deliver:
- Pre-screened deal flow generation
- team focused on execution
- senior partner attention
- results focused remuneration structure
- no conflicts of interest
We are able to assist international investors in acquisitions, single ticket loan sale transactions and direct lending in all stages of project execution from sourcing and prescreening of candidates to arranging directly negotiated transactions, due-diligence coordination, and debt restructuring negotiations to post closing monitoring and board representation.
Another specialty area is arranging project financing for PPP/PFI and W2E projects in Greece, in cooperation with a UK specialist PF house.
To our select Greek SME/corporate customers we offer plain vanilla M&A/corporate finance advisory and international business development esp. in the extrovert food/agri sectors.