Debt funding for SMEs
and mid-market enterprises

Altimapa connects companies with institutional lenders

suitable to their funding needs

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Corporate Lending

We work with SME and mid-sized enterprises to raise debt and growth capital.

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

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

Debt Advisory

We advise businesses on corporate financing, debt structuring and refinancing matters.

We work with companies that are looking to finance acquisitions, are refinancing existing debt or are encountering difficult credit circumstances

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

Recent Successes

Cruise Maritime Voyages


5-Year Term Loan
New Asset Acquisition and Refinance

Logistics and Storage Company


5-Year Term Loan
Distressed Refinancing

Software Production


Structured Equity
Growth Capital



3-Year Term Loan
Invoice-backed Facility

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.

Matthew Goddard, Working Capital and Trade Finance

Matthew Goddard

Managing Director, Working Capital and Trade Finance

Matt joined Altimapa in 2019 to grow the Working Capital and Trade Financing business. Matt's career as a Corporate Finance professional spans over 25 years working in the Trade & Export Finance; Asset Finance & Asset Based Lending sectors. Matt was a Co-Founding MD of GMAC (UK) Asset Finance and Landsbanki Equipment Finance, and most recently a co-founding director of Ex Works Capital’s London office. Matt holds a Finance & Leasing Degree from London City 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.

MAroun Abboudy, Energy & Natural Resources

Maroun Abboudy

Managing Director, Energy & Natural Resources

Maroun joined Altimapa in 2017 to focus on Energy and Natural Resources financing. Maroun's career spans over 20 years at Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank of Scotland, Mercuria Energy Trading’s Asset Investment, Enron and Royal Dutch Shell, where he was responsible for structuring and executing debt and equity financings of oil & gas, coal, power and renewable energy projects. Maroun holds a PhD in mechanics from Stanford University in California and an MBA from Insead in Fontainebleau, France.

Aisha Atilola

Aisha Atilola

Senior Associate, Transaction Execution & 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

Samantha Lynch

Associate, Client Relationship Management

Samantha joined Altimapa in the summer of 2019 and is responsible for Business Origination and Client Relationship Management. Samantha has actively developed relationships with businesses in a wide range of sectors looking for funds for a variety of uses such as MBOs, acquisitions, recapitalizations and shareholder cash-outs. Prior to joining Altimapa, Samantha gained experience in the Education and Elite Sport Coaching industries.

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.

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