We have experience raising capital for growth, acquisitions, refinancing and other corporate actions for independent, as well as VC or PE backed businesses. We have particular expertise in placing transactions that are complex, time-pressured or have cross-border components.
We work across sectors and asset types, including structured products, working capital finance, trade financing, energy and clean-tech
Altimapa raises debt financing or combinations of debt and equity to help our clients access the most suitable products across the capital structure spectrum.
Founded in 2015, Altimapa Capital helps clients access capital in non-traditional funding markets
Every business and situation is unique, so we take great care to fully understand each opportunity and its financing requirements. Our background in investment banking and private markets has given us the network and expertise to ensure a smooth fund-raising process for both investor and borrower
Altimapa's focus is to source the best funding options for our clients, maximising the chances of a successful fundraise
Altimapa is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
Bank lines (Euro-area)
Working Capital and Refinance
5-Year Term Loan
New Asset Acquisition and Refinance
3-Year Term Loan
Non-Recourse Debtor Facility
Working Capital and Refinance
5-Year Term Loan
5-Year Term Loan
“ Altimapa has been invaluable in enabling Progress to Excellence Group to access capital to fulfil our five year acquisitive growth strategy. Altimapa took the pain out of the process by effectively matching us with a strong shortlist of potential investors and were pivotal in ensuring the fund raising process was smooth and pain free for both ourselves and our new investors ”
Founder & CEO, Progress Group
“ We found communication and fundraising with Altimapa easy and efficient. We will be happy to work with them again in the future. ”
Founder & CEO, AASA Global
“ Although we are experienced project finance users, this was our first foray into raising substantial funds for our own working capital needs. Altimapa did a great job guiding us to the perfect funder and supported us through each stage of the process. ”
CEO, Chinook Sciences
“ Altimapa were very straightforward to deal with, and were able to advise on the best way to handle negotiations with the most interested lenders. In the end we received multiple termsheets with offers of the sum we wanted, on broadly the terms we had been told to expect right at the start. Pedro, Claire and the rest of the team did a great job in finding us the debt we needed to expand our business. ”
COO, Project Ignite
Founder & CEO
Pedro founded Altimapa to help UK and European businesses access non-traditional finance sources. Previously, he led the Corporate Risk Advisory team at Nomura, and the Credit Analytics team at Merrill Lynch. He started his career in quantitative analytics within banking before covering a variety of roles across structuring and analytics. Pedro is an experienced angel investor and business coach and holds a PhD in Physics from Strathclyde University.
Partner - Corporates & Growth Capital
Claire joined Altimapa to develop Growth Capital Lending. She has experience in early-stage equity finance and has advised technology startups and investors for the past nine years, within the innovation ecosystem. Claire started a 14 year career in Corporate Banking with Natixis in Paris and ABN AMRO in London. Claire holds a Masters in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Centrale Paris, MBA from London Business School and Columbia Business School, and the FT Non-Executive Director Diploma.
Maarten Van Wesemael
Partner - Energy & Energy Transition
Maarten joined Altimapa with a focus on energy transition, structured finance, working capital finance and generally assisting SME's to Blue Chip businesses with their funding needs. Maarten has 20+ years' experience in corporate banking and was the former Head of Energy & Commodities at Lloyds Banking Group and Investment Banking Director (Europe) at BNP Paribas.
Managing Director - Natural Resources
David joined Altimapa with a focus on Structured Commodity Finance, Energy and Natural Resources. David has a long career in investment banking, having previously been Head of Commodities at ABN AMRO, Co-Global Head of Commodities at UBS, as well as being CEO of a London listed metals trading and broking business.
Director - Transactions & Financial Institutions
Vlad joins Altimapa having previously held roles in asset management and banking at Hadrian’s Wall Capital and MUFG Bank. His areas of expertise include structured finance, structured loans, and asset finance across a broad range of economic sectors and transaction sizes. Vlad holds a Financial Economics degree from the University of Leicester.
Director - Client Engagement
Alex joined Altimapa in the summer of 2020 and is responsible for New Business and Client Relationships. Alex started his career in the City of London in 2016 at ArchOver, a peer-to-peer lender and has built relationships with a variety of businesses looking to fund growth, MBOs, acquisitions, recapitalizations and shareholder cash-outs. Prior to moving into finance, Alex worked for the Premier League and holds a BSc for Sports and Exercise Science from Brunel University.
Vincent joins Altimapa having previously held roles in investment banking, private equity and corporate development. His previous employers include Yuanta Securities, Applied Equity Partners and Trillium Flow Technologies, which is a global manufacturer of values and pumps backed by First Reserve, a US-based global energy value chain private equity. Vincent holds a Masters in Finance degree from London Business School and a BSc in Mathematics with Management and Finance from King’s College London.
Peter advises Altimapa's Board on business strategy and development. He was an Equity Capital Markets Analyst with Smith New Court and then KBC Peel Hunt for 25 years before developing a portfolio of private equity investments and directorships. He is a business mentor and, for fun, teaches captains of industry to sail yachts. He graduated in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
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