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Alantra establishes ship finance team

Alantra, an alternative asset management, investment banking, and credit portfolio advisory firm, has recruited a maritime and offshore investment banking team within its investment banking division.

The new shipping team is four strong, including two managing partners: George Giannakis and Nicholas Petrakakos who join from StormHarbour Securities. The two managing partners have completed over 35 transactions for more than $1.7bn since 2016. The team plans to further grow by adding another two members in the short term.

Giannakis commented: “We are thrilled to join Alantra’s global platform and entrepreneurial spirit. Alantra’s strong geographical footprint in major shipping centres will add great value to our client and investors’ portfolio and will help us capitalise significant market opportunities in a fast-changing maritime environment.”

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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