Our Team

Thanos Karageorgopoulos

Managing Partner

 

Executive Team

Thanos is a Senior Corporate Finance & Investment Banking executive with over 20 years acting career in the field.

 

During his career he has been involved, leading Senior Advisory Teams, in a number of high-profile Investment Banking & Corporate Finance Advisory projects, and has led numerous M&A deals both buy & sell side, the Evaluation of strategic projects on behalf of the Greek State and Systemic banks and was involved in the capital raising (equity & debt) for SMEs, with a total transactions value that exceeds €2bn.

 

Prior to founding Geneval, Thanos was an Equity Partner and Director of the Financial Services unit of DBC – the largest Greek consulting Company – for 15 years, leading a team of 30+ consultants. Indicative projects include the (at the time) largest Debt Evaluation, Restructuring  and Refinancing Advisory Services package for SMEs on behalf of Greek Systemic Banks (total debt exposures of over €9bn), the Fund management advisory contract for a €35m Urban Development Fund (financed by the European Investment Bank)  and  the Buy-Side Advisory project for the €115mn private placement in the Share Capital Increase of a Greek Bank.

 

Thanos keeps and manages an important local and international network of corporations, entrepreneurs, investors and expert service providers, bringing forward unique business and investment opportunities and leads and co-ordinates large, diverse and multi-skilled teams towards a successful financial deal closing.

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Kostas 

Darivakis

Senior Partner

Kostas is a Senior Executive, Entrepreneur and Corporate Advisor with over 25 years experience in diverse business sectors and multinational group structures.

Prior to joining Geneval he was the Managing Partner of Lyktos Group – a Private Equity Investment Group and Family Office of Sallas Family investing mainly in Tourism, Energy and Financial Services. The group held among others the controlling stake in Pancretan Bank, a minority stake in Wealth Financial Services - the largest independent Asset Manager in Greece and the majority stake in Semeli Wineries  where he served as CEO for 2 years.

Kostas was previously the General Manager of Village Roadshow Group (Greece), where he also held the CFO position. As General Manager and CFO, he managed the development of 8 new multiplex centres and managed and structured investments exceeding €150m. He has negotiated and set up credit facilities (Project Financing or Revolving Facilities) in excess of €60m. He also led the negotiations with buyers, previous owners and creditors and structured the sale of the Group to a private equity firm.

Kostas has also had a successful entrepreneurial activity in the fields of F&B, Tourism Services (Yachting and Airport Services) and Real Estate (Vacation Villas).

Senior Partner

Head of Legal

Michalis

Farantos

Lawyer, member of the Athens Bar Association since 2000. His practice focuses on Commercial law (Company Law, Commercial Contracts Law, Securities Law, Bankruptcy Law, etc.) and Civil Law.

He practices both as legal counsel and as court lawyer to a wide range of clients (corporations and private clients), which cover a very wide range of business activities. He has been involved in numerous legal due diligence projects on behalf of Banks and Corporations during M&A and Financing transactions and has participated in restructuring and financing negotiations.

He is an expert in M&A contracts in various sectors with an edge in Real Estate and Shipping.

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Advisory Team

Depending on each project's/case's specific needs, we partner with seasoned senior advisors and experts in each field in order to achieve the best possible results both during the due diligence stage as well as the implementation and monitoring process.