Based in Athens, Fortivis brings together an innovative, dynamic team with considerable investment sourcing expertise, proven execution capabilities and a strong turnaround track record. In addition to helping investors identify and execute favourable investment opportunities, we support our clients’ growth by providing tailor-made capital structure/debt advisory and capital raising services. By investing time with our clients to fully understand their funding requirements and aspirations, we define and negotiate innovative, value-enhancing solutions to financial and operational challenges.
With deep knowledge of current trends, market dislocations and nuances specific to the Greek market and with established relationships with local business leaders and bankers, Fortivis is uniquely placed to assist investors in the identification of new investment opportunities.
Following investment sourcing, Fortivis will help you drive due diligence and provide comprehensive support during documentation and pricing negotiations, ensuring a transparent and timely execution of the asset acquisition / investment placement.
Many business owners are finding themselves in a position where they are looking at raising capital and require expert banking and leveraged financing assistance. Leveraging our substantial expertise, we will undertake a full analysis of your capital structure to develop and implement a bespoke strategy, for the sourcing of new funding streams taking into account both your immediate funding requirements, and your longer-term operational and financial objectives.
As a result of our professional expertise in the banking sector, alongside our established relationships across the Greek and international financial services space, our team is in an unparalleled position to enhance outcomes by securing the necessary funds to implement your long-term strategic plan and realize the full potential of your business.
Businesses today are under a constant strain to achieve more with the least possible resources. Our team supports them to address all the necessary changes that will enable them to successfully navigate through an increasingly challenging environment.
We work closely with CEOs and CFOs to ensure companies’ financial departments are fully aligned with their strategic goals and have in place all the necessary tools to navigate through a continuously evolving business environment. Fortivis will help you develop a strategic blueprint and lead change through the front lines with innovative solutions and focused initiatives related to working capital management, pricing strategy and supply chain optimization.
We are experts in distressed situations, including high-complexity business turnaround, insolvency and bankruptcy procedures. Adopting a multi-dimensional, multi-stakeholder approach, we utilize our broad capabilities to explore and evaluate all the options; engaging, supporting and advising investors, creditors and other service providers to determine and negotiate innovative, value-enhancing solutions to financial and operational challenges.
Our team is committed to undertaking a thorough assessment and providing valuable insights into the causes – and the symptoms – of distress. We offer a comprehensive suite of services to generate and execute successful, sustainable strategies for all stakeholders during debt and liquidity crises.
Leveraging on his significant banking expertise, strong turnaround track record and proven execution capability, Filippos founded Fortivis in 2019, a specialized Investor / Advisor targeting opportunities in the Greek Corporate & SME space.
Prior to Fortivis, as the Head of the Industrial & Commercial Segment of the Recovery Business Unit of Piraeus Bank, Filippos managed a €3 billion portfolio of distressed assets. Together with a team of high performing underwriters / restructuring professionals Filippos constructed innovative value-added solutions by embracing complexity and re-evaluating the business models rather than solely focusing on NPL reduction and traditional NPL management models.
Before his involvement with distressed investments Filippos worked on the financing of a number of infrastructure, energy and PPP deals in Greece and abroad including the Greek motorway program, and advised on a number of transactions including the concession of Piraeus Port Authority container terminal and the first waste management PPP in Greece.
Filippos started his career with EY where he advised private and public sector clients across wide range of industries spanning renewable energy, infrastructure, logistics, and transportation.
Filippos holds an M.Sc. in Finance & Investment from Brunel University and a B.Sc. in Financial Economics from the University of Essex.
A seasoned financial advisor with considerable experience in investment portfolio management, John Arvanitakis joined Fortivis in 2019. John previously served in relationship and project management roles at Piraeus Bank, where he led on multiple high-profile deals, working in close cooperation with global investment banks and legal counsel.
During his five-year tenure with the bank, he managed a team of 5 officers, handled an NPL portfolio of €1.2 bn and implemented numerous NPE reduction strategies and restructuring initiatives, including Rehabilitation (Article 106b) and Special Administration agreements for several obligors, maximizing recovery values for the bank and its clients.
Prior to this, John worked as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) specializing in financial modelling.
John gained a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business and an M.Sc. in Finance (Hons). He is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a CFA charterholder.
Here at Fortivis, we value relationships and understand that people are the foundation of our success. If you define yourself as ambitious, collaborative and curious, and you are the type of person who relishes the opportunity to face fresh challenges by coming up with pragmatic and dynamic solutions, we would love to hear from you.
We have some very ambitious plans for the future, and we are keen to work with people who genuinely thrive in an open, honest workplace where sharing ideas and opinions is not just welcome, it is compulsory. If this resonates with your personal ethos, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell us a little more about yourself and your background.