Financing Maritime Assets in Partnership with Institutional Investors

About us

Australis Maritime Limited (“Australis”) is a finance advisory and credit portfolio management service provider, exclusively focused on the maritime sectors.

Our strategy centres on a fundamental, asset-based approach to financing, supported by our partners’ committed and flexible capital base and our team’s deep maritime industry expertise and track-record.

We are focused on developing long-term relationships with shipowners with strong management capabilities looking to acquire new tonnage or refinance their fleet, by offering differentiated financing structures, as well as fast and reliable transaction execution.

Our team

Our team has extensive expertise, and a successful track record in ship finance,
vessel management, capital markets, and private equity.

Directors

Christoph E. Toepfer

Christoph has been a Director of Australis since the company’s inception. He is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Borealis Maritime Limited.

Elias Sakellis

Elias has been a Director of Australis since the company’s inception. He is also a Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Borealis Maritime Limited.

Christian Stiefel

Christian has been a Director of Australis since the company’s inception. He is also the Vice President Investments and Strategy of Borealis Maritime Limited.

Executives

Ioannis Kariofyllidis

Ioannis is the Chief Risk Officer with primary responsibility for the risk management of our credit investment portfolios. Before joining Australis he held positions with DC Maritime Partners BV, DNB ASA, and V.Group.

Knut Krogsrud

Knut is an Investment Manager with primary responsibility for origination and execution in Northern Europe. Before joining Australis he held positions with Pareto Bank ASA, Western Bulk AS, Gearbulk (UK) Ltd, Wilhemsen Maritime Services ASA, Icon Capital Group, and Salomon Smith Barney.

Christos Georgiadis

Christos is an Investment Manager, with primary responsibility for origination and execution in Southern Europe. Before joining Australis, he held positions with StormHarbour Partners, Horizon Capital, Libra Group, UniCredit Bank AG, and Deutsche Bank AG.

Customers

We are asset agnostic, and are open to most maritime segments, including:

  • Dry bulk carriers
  • Crude, product, and chemical tankers
  • Containerships
  • LNG and LPG carriers
  • Car and truck carriers
  • Multi-purpose vessels
  • Offshore supply vessels

We are structure agnostic, and are open to both loan and lease high-LTV structures:

  • Senior mortgage loans
  • Sale and bareboat leasebacks

We are transaction size agnostic, targeting a range of $5 million to over $100 million of new funding requirements.

Contact

Australis Maritime Limited

55 Brompton Road
SW3 1DP London
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 3102 2794

info@australismaritime.com