Diorasis \ˈdaɪəˈsɛs \ noun (Greek = clairvoyance) 1 a: the power to perceive things in the future b. the ability to see things that others cannot

Diorasis International SA is a private alternative investment advisory firm established in Luxembourg in 2010 investing on behalf of its partners and for its own account in private equity transactions across key sectors in Southeastern Europe and, on a more opportunistic basis, beyond.

The retreat in bank lending and liquidity along with the contraction of domestic demand in our home markets has led to an unprecedented opportunity for identifying and investing in post financial crisis survivors.

Diorasis has access to patient capital and acquires majority or strategic minority stakes in strategic sectors, actively collaborating with capable management teams that have been starved of growth capital and providing them a runway to operationalize their strategic vision and create value.

Protein Attractive fundamentals supporting protein demand and sustainable supply paint a bright backdrop for long-term growth and resilient prices.
  • Integrated, efficient, and sustainable solutions
  • New technologies along value chain
  • Upstream/downstream integration opportunities
Shipping It is our belief that there are always opportunities to generate returns in this sector, such as through countercyclical plays or in specialized classes.
  • Cycle agnostic and opportunistic
  • Derivative products and instruments
  • Strategic, niche-specific plays
Hospitality Attractive valuations in prime locations present opportunities to tap into new segments of the market and to capitalize on emerging trends.
  • Distressed asset reconfiguration/repurposing
  • Non-conventional formats and locations
  • City/resort properties benefitting from tourism growth
Consumer Our region’s culinary legacy is vast and has garnered global attention for its health benefits and simplicity – consumer preferences that are here to stay.
  • Export-oriented products/brands with global appeal
  • Health consciousness driven demand
NPLs Banks are forgoing long-terms returns for short-term optics.
  • Longer holding periods with superior returns

Diorasis is a dynamic, hands-on investor focused on the continuous improvement and innovation of its portfolio companies by leveraging local knowledge, applying appropriate technologies, and enhancing access to global demand.

With a proven track record, unique industry insights, on the ground presence, and credibility, Diorasis has demonstrated the wherewithal and requisite sensitivity to execute complex transactions and to bridge the interests of various stakeholders in challenging operating environments.

Our team’s breadth and depth of local and international experience offers critical insights into all aspects of our businesses. Key strategic advantages of the team include:

Diorasis Team:

Constantine Papadimitriou: Chairman/CEO/Partner, Constantine is currently CEO/CIO of General Oriental Investments SA, investment manager of Cavamont, the privately held group founded by Sir James Goldsmith. He has over 28 years of successful development and management of a globally diversified investment portfolio, which currently ranks in the top quartile of the Cambridge Endowment Universe. Constantine also serves as Chairman of the Greek School of Geneva and Lausanne. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Geneva.

Nicholas Lykiardopulo: Director Brand Development, Nicholas is a leading figure in the international shipping business. At his family shipping business, Neda Maritime, he advised on the completion of a total of $3 bn in purchases, disposals and financing of shipping assets, and in the purchase and subsequent sale of two mid-size UK businesses. He has also advised on numerous investments in financial products, both on behalf of Neda as well as in his role as Director of The UK Mutual Steamship Association of Bermuda. Nicholas holds an MA from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

David Cowling: CFO/Partner. David is currently CFO of General Oriental Investments SA, investment manager of Cavamont, the privately held group founded by Sir James Goldsmith Previously. He was Finance Partner and board member of Cinven, the European Private Equity house, where he was responsible for the accounting, reporting, tax, legal, I.T. and human resources divisions. He was also a trustee of the Cinven Foundation, a charitable foundation supporting mainly education-related programmes. Mr. Cowling commenced his career in industry as a business management trainee of British Coal Corporation where he gained experience in marketing, treasury, finance, investment management and audit before taking up a position with their in-house pension fund investment management company. Mr. Cowling holds an Economics degree and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Julien Brenier: Executive Accounting and Compliance Director. Julien has 12 years experience in accounting, tax and compliance regulations in Luxembourg. Julien started in Deloitte S.A. Luxembourg till 2011 and joined General Oriental (Services) Ltd, (administrator of Cavamont, the privately held group founded by Sir James Goldsmith) as Corporate Accounting Manager. Julien holds master degrees in Finance & Management and in Accounting & Audit in France, as well as Certificate of Chartered Accountants and Tax Certificates in Luxembourg.

Koen Lozie: Koen is currently Company director and Trustee and Estate Planner (TEP) in Aver Associates / Aver Trusteed Malta Ltd, registered with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), with the CAA in Luxembourg, MFSA in Malta, FINMA in Switzerland and licensed life broker in New York. Koen holds Master in Personal Financial Planning in Belgium and Master of Laws in Washington DC specialized in U.S. international tax law.

PACBO EUROPE Administration et Conseil: advisory and managing company in Luxembourg represented by Patrice Cochet. Patrice is director and advisor for various companies (wealth management, patrimonial & financial engineering, corporate governance and operational management). Patrice holds a master degree in private law.


Philosofish team:

George Momferratos: Executive Partner, George is a seasoned Corporate Finance professional and has held various executive roles over 27 years in New York (with Mobil Oil and Royal Cruise Lines) and Athens (with Egnatia Bank, Factoring Hellas, and the National Bank of Greece). Before the founding of Diorasis, George was a partner with Ernst & Young, heading the Transaction Advisory Services Teams across Central and Southeastern Europe between 2002 and 2012. George holds a BSc degree from Leicester University, and an MSc from the London School of Economics.

Yiannis Bravos: Executive Director, Yiannis has 23 years of experience in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. Prior to joining Diorasis, he co-founded PPB, a local investment boutique, where he was responsible for corporate advisory and private equity investments. Upon the sale of PPB, Piraeus Bank recruited him to manage and restructure the private equity and non-core participations portfolio. Yiannis began his carrier with HSBC and later moved to Bank of America where he was VP for the SE European coverage team. He holds a BSc degree from the American College of Greece.

Andreas Sotiropoulos: Executive Director, Andreas has 19 years of experience in financial, agricultural and consumer products. Most recently, he advised the Board of FMN plc, Nigeria’s largest food and agribusiness, and helped deploy over $500m as part of FMN’s upstream and downstream integration programs. Previously, he managed the agric supply chain at Southern Star Shipping, and was an Associate in Citigroup’s financial sponsors’ team in London and New York. He has contributed extensively to the WEF’s Enabling Trade Initiative and holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA from Princeton.

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