Debt funding for SMEs
and mid-market enterprises

Altimapa connects companies with institutional lenders suitable to their funding needs

Capital markets have remained open throughout the COVID crisis and activity has increased noticeably at the end of 2020 and that trend has carried into 2021. The team at Altimapa continues to work well together through this difficult period and we look forward to hearing from you

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Corporate Lending

We work with mid-sized and SME enterprises to raise debt for growth, acquisitions or refinancing.

We have particular expertise in placing transactions that are complex, time-pressured or are otherwise unsuitable for the traditional bank lenders

Growth Capital

We work with growing companies on how to best structure their next capital raise.

We work with companies that are looking to raise debt financing or combinations of debt and equity and help them access the most suitable products across the spectrum of the capital structure

Structured Finance

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

We work across sectors and asset types, including structured finance, commodity, financing, energy and clean-tech

Who We Are

Founded in 2015, Altimapa Capital helps corporate and financial clients access capital in non-traditional funding markets

Every business and situation is unique, so we take great care to fully understand your company and its financing needs. 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 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

Cruise Maritime Voyages


5-Year Term Loan
New Asset Acquisition and Refinance

Global Metals Trader


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

Software Production


Structured Equity
Growth Capital

DPS-Process Solutions


5-Year Term Loan
Growth Capital



The Team

Pedro Tavares, Corporate Lending

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.

Lala Huseynbeyova, Structured Finance

Lala Huseynbeyova

Managing Director - Structured Finance

Lala Huseynbeyova joined Altimapa in 2019 to grow the Structured Finance and Capital Markets business. She has previously worked for HSBC, EBRD as well as privately owned banks. Lala's primary focus is structured finance and placements for financial institutions as well as corporate clients across different economic sectors. She has experience in debt, equity and project finance facilities. Lala holds master's degree in engineering and Master of Business Administration.

Claire Pidancet, Growth Capital, Aircraft and Shipping Finance

Claire Pidancet

Managing Director - 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.

David Phipps

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.

Vlad Groza

Director - Transactions & Closing

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.

Aisha Atilola

Aisha Atilola

Senior Associate - Transactions & Closing

Aisha is responsible for Transaction Management and Placement at Altimapa. Aisha has previously been employed at VenCap and Intermediate Capital Group (LSE:ICP) within the Investor Relations and Investment teams. She holds an LLB from the the University of Sussex and an LLM in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick.

Samantha Lynch, Client Relationship Manager

Alex Taylor

Associate - New Business

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 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, Board Advisor

Peter Joseph

Board 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.

Learn about the direct lending market by reading our guide

Altimapa Private Debt Market Update (6th ed.)