Debt funding for Enterprises
and Institutions

Altimapa assists its clients in raising capital from institutional lenders suitable to their funding needs

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Corporates & Growth

We raise capital for established as well as growing business, across a range of corporate activities.

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.

Financial Institutions

We have a strong network of investors with capital ready to deploy in structured and asset-backed opportunities.

We work across sectors and asset types, including structured products, working capital finance, trade financing, energy and clean-tech

Real Estate

We work with owners and developers, raising real estate financing across European markets.

Altimapa raises debt financing or combinations of debt and equity to help our clients access the most suitable products across the capital structure spectrum.

Who We Are

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

Case Studies


Altimapa is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Select Successes

UK Energy Transition Project


Bridge Finance

Ambassador Cruise Lines


Vessel Acquisition

Cruise Maritime Voyages


5-Year Term Loan
New Asset Acquisition and Refinance

Global Metals


3-Year Term Loan
Invoice-backed Facility

Network Energy Solutions


Non-Recourse Debtor Facility
Working Capital and Refinance

Logistics and Storage Company


5-Year Term Loan
Distressed Refinancing

Outright Games


Structured Equity
Growth Capital

DPS-Process Solutions


5-Year Term Loan
Growth Capital



The Team

Pedro Tavares, Founder & CEO

Pedro Tavares

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.

Claire Pidancet, Partner - Corporates & Growth Capital

Claire Pidancet

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.

Martin Nowicky, Associate Partner - Scandinavia

Martin Nowicki

Associate Partner - Scandinavia

Martin focusses on the Nordics and Central Europe at Altimapa and brings years of capital markets experience, most recently from NatWest Markets. Martin's areas of expertise are corporate financing, derivatives & hedging across a wide range of sectors, having also acted as an advisor to startups and family businesses. Martin holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. 

Vlad Groza, Director - Transactions & Financial Institutions

Vlad Groza

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.

Alex Taylor, Director - Client Engagement

Alex Taylor

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.

Peter Joseph, Senior Advisor

Peter Joseph

Senior Advisor

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.

David Phipps, Managing Director - Natural Ressources

David Phipps

Senior Advisor

David focusses 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.

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