Since 2012, the firm has been focusing on buy-side cooperations with European private equity funds which is still ongoing.
In 2014, we entered the distress asset advisory and business restructuring field in cooperation with special situations focused equity and debt investors. Greece’s macro economic troubles and large NPL backlog has created interesting opportunities, however actual investor interest started materialising after 2015.
Our firm has supported investors in the following special situations projects.
- Cooperating with European private equity funds in sourcing and execution of acquisitions, NPL asset purchases and participation in privatization projects (since 2012 – ongoing)
- Sourced and supported corporate divestment opportunities in cooperation with German PE fund (2012 – ongoing)
- Sourcing and evaluating hospitality opportunities in Greece for international funds in cooperation with leading local hotel operator (2020 – 2021)
- Partnership with US based family office for executing direct investments in Greece; focus on manufacturing and hospitality investments (2019 – 2020)
- Fund raising mandate for Greek winery business restructuring (2018 – 2019)
- Restructuring and capital raising for 5* Hotel resort in Peloponnese (2018 – 2019)
- Restructuring and refinancing advisory services to Romanian steel processing company (2018 – 2019)
- Debt restructuring advisory and business plan preparation for Greek regional city hotel (2015-2016 & 2018). Restructuring agreement signed in July 2018.
- Restructuring & growth capital raising advisory for private education operator expanding its network in Greece (2017- 2018)
- Debt restructuring and strategic advice to metals recycler/ aluminum smelter, exporting over 40% of production (2018 – 2019)
- Sourcing and buy-side advisory to Greek Holding co in potential acquisition of a distressed food retail company (2017-2018)
- Fund raising and turnaround/restructuring advisory for midsized paper seeking to restart after closure (2016 – 2017)
- Debt restructuring / fund raising advisory – food ingredients subsidiary of Greek fertilizer group (2016 – 2017)
- NPL portfolio auction of major Polish bank: Participating as principal and buy side fund advisor (2015 – 2016)
- Buy side advisory to European NPL asset management group seeking acquisitions in Greece (2015)
- Buy-side advisory to Romanian financial group seeking non-performing leasing portfolio opportunities sold by Greek banks strategic repositioning in the region (2015 – 2016)
- Buy side advisory to Swiss private investment fund seeking to participate in share capital increase in recapitalization of Attica Bank (2014)