Astarte Capital Partners has added three to its team in London. Joining the firm are Michael Peraticos as senior associate, Roger Rolf Fuchs as associate and Petros De Bree as analyst.
London, 20 July 2017 – Astarte Capital Partners, a specialist alternatives coinvestment platform with a focus on real assets, announces three appointments to the team based in London. The three new hires will reinforce Astarte’s ability to invest in niche real assets by forming partnerships with seasoned operating teams.
The new recruitments come at the time when institutional investors globally are demonstrating strong interest for the real assets backed strategies that Astarte is focusing on. Astarte is in the process of concluding arrangements to set up outposts in Sydney and Zurich, to be followed by New York.
“Together with the appointment of three solid investment professionals in our London team, we are rapidly expanding our global footprint of deal sourcing and distribution” said Dr. Stavros Siokos, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Astarte Capital Partners.
“This will allow us to enhance significantly our outreach to investors and operator teams in Australasia and Central Europe. Astarte is now poised for further expansion as we continue to partner with experienced real asset operators in order to establish specialist asset managers in different sub-sectors.
The reinforcement of our team comes at a critical time for Astarte, since we are on track to have a close for our real assets fund by the end of the year.”
Michael Peraticos was previously CFO at Vantage Shipping Lines S.A., a dry bulk ship owning and operating company in Athens. His main responsibility was to identify suitable investments and to lead the capital raising and asset financing processes. He also participated in defining the company’s strategy, negotiating with partners and creditors, raising capital across the capital structure and coordinating due diligence.
Prior to Vantage Shipping, Michael was an Associate at Investments & Finance Ltd., an advisory firm with offices in Piraeus and London and transactions in excess of $15 billion. Michael focused on real asset sectors such as shipping and mining and advised on several transactions including debt restructurings, reverse mergers, and asset portfolio sales. He also advised several companies across the alternative asset space.
Michael holds a MSc in Shipping Trade & Finance from Cass Business School, City University and BA in Geography from King’s College, University of London.
Roger Rolf Fuchs
Roger Fuchs joins Astarte from Macquarie Capital in London, where he was an Analyst advising on buy-side and sell-side M&A, bridge financing and principal transactions across upstream oil & gas, mid/downstream resources infrastructure, energy logistics and infrastructure sectors.
Prior to Macquarie Capital, he interned with the M&A team of PwC in Frankfurt, focusing on the automotive, industrial and chemicals sectors. He also completed two internships within the Sales & Trading Group of Credit Suisse Investment Bank in Zurich.
In addition, he completed a four-year apprenticeship as technical draughtsman in the mechanical engineering team of Schindler Group and Translift Schweiz AG, specialising in the design, construction and planning of logistic systems and heavy machinery.
Roger holds an MSc in Corporate Finance from Cass Business School in London and a BSc in Business Engineering from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland.
Petros De Bree
Petros De Bree joined Astarte Capital Partners in the summer of 2016 following his graduation from Erasmus University Rotterdam with a BSc in Economics and Business Economics.
About Astarte Capital Partners:
Astarte’s strategy is to partner with experienced real asset operators in order to establish specialist asset managers in different sub-sectors. Astarte invests as a longterm partner alongside seasoned operating teams in order to deliver attractive riskadjusted returns while generating stable and growing cash flows for its investors.
We combine our experience of building multi-billion niche asset management businesses with the know-how of established real asset operators with strong track record in the specific sector.
For further information, please visit our website at www.astartecp.com