The course aims to introduce attendees to the main alternative sources of shipping finance (other than traditional bank finance), that may be available – and possibly necessary – to shipping firms.
It discusses the increasing need for such sources of financing for the shipping industry and covers financing options such as raising equity and debt from the capital markets, as well as doing so from alternative investment funds, such as private equity and hedge funds.
The course also provides insights regarding the financial analysis and valuation of shipping firms, which is a critical input to the equity and debt financing process. In addition, it also presents various possibilities of collaboration between shipping firms and private equity funds and under this prism introduces the concept and value of flexibility in such deals.
Attendees of this course will be able to:
COURSE STRUCTURE (5 modules)
Module 1: INTRODUCTION TO ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF SHIPPING FINANCE
Module 2: RAISING EQUITY FROM THE CAPITAL MARKETS
Module 3: VALUATION OF SHIPPING STOCKS
Module 4: RAISING DEBT FROM THE CAPITAL MARKETS
Module 5: PRIVATE EQUITY AND HEDGE FUNDS
Stelios Markoulis, PhD. is an Associate Professor of Finance and Shipping Finance at the Cyprus International Institute of Management, a member of the visiting faculty at University of Cyprus and an Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at the Business School of City University, London.
He has taught extensively and carried out research in the area of finance and shipping finance; with regards to the latter, his research has focused on the determinants of stock returns of shipping firms, as well as on shipping initial public offerings.
He also has 17 years of experience in the banking industry, and in particular in the area of investment banking, where he worked as part, or managed teams, that were in charge of transactions such as stock and bond private and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, company valuations and restructurings, among others.
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