History

Empowering maritime visionaries for four decades

Eurofin is celebrating 40 years of excellence and growth in the maritime financing industry. Half a lifetime of carefully constructed ship-financing deals, trusted client relationships, and strong alliances with esteemed partners. A story of a small ship-financing boutique, with global reach, achieving success one step at a time: 

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The Beginnings
In 1984, Eurofin International Ltd. was established in London, amidst a time of adversity for the shipping industry. Its founders responded to the rising need for sustainable financial solutions both for struggling shipping companies and banks facing issues with their shipping portfolios. By providing impartial and professional advice and assistance, Eurofin developed an extensive list of loyal shipping clients who began trusting the company with their diverse ship-financing needs.
The Homecoming
In 1989, Eurofin opened its Athens office (Eurofin S.A.) to be closer and offer better service to the biggest shipping market in the world. In Greece, many sectors were undergoing structural reform at the time, including shipping. Boosted by its association with prominent shipping and investment banks, Eurofin successfully arranged a number of highly important Shipping and Corporate financing deals.
The Expansion Years
In the next two decades, the company expanded its operations in other markets with representative offices in Italy and Norway. From 1999 to 2010, Eurofin operated in Istanbul as a founding partner of Medfin, building a solid presence in the Turkish shipping market. During those years, the company developed many relationships in Italy, Norway and Turkey and successfully onboarded several new Shipping clients. At present, Eurofin manages these shipping markets and clients out of its London and Athens offices.
The KfW IPEX-Bank Alliance
In 2008, Eurofin S.A., the Athens office of Eurofin became the exclusive consultant to KfW IPEX-Bank, then the fourth-largest shipping financier in the world, for the Greek Shipping market. The Company's responsibility would be to assist KfW IPEX-Bank, to solidify its position in the Greek shipping market and successfully expand the Bank’s loan portfolio. In 2023, Eurofin and KfW IPEX-Bank reached a significant milestone, as they celebrated 15 years of successful collaboration in Greece. During that period, the Bank successfully expanded its portfolio from $0.4 Billion to $ 2.5 Billion.
The Asian Connection
The new millennium saw significant growth in the importance of Asia for the shipping industry. As a result, in 2007, Eurofin decided to solidify its presence in the region by founding Seafin in Singapore. Seafin would focus on facilitating deals between Asian shipping companies and local capital providers. In addition, Seafin would provide a direct link between the Group's European shipping clients and Asian financiers. The Group continued to expand in Asia in the following years. Two major partnerships with Haidely Shipping in China and SpringLiner in Japan, extended Eurofin's reach to the Chinese and Japanese ship finance markets respectively. In 2023, Eurofin established a cooperation with the Maritime Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore to promote the bustling port city as a leading global maritime hub in the Greek shipping community.
The Recent Years
Recently, as the European shipping market faced new structural and financial challenges, Eurofin expanded again, to establish itself as a leading ship-financing advisor, operating in the centre of current developments. In 2021, the Group established its Lausanne office, to handle its activities in the Central Europe. At the same time, it gave the opportunity to Eurofin to develop stronger relationships with the major shipping and trading companies based in Switzerland. In addition to its geographic expansion, during recent years, Eurofin broadened its scope of services. Out of its London and Athens offices, Eurofin has successfully concluded several Advisory mandates in the maritime sector.
Going Forward...
Four decades after those initial steps in London, Eurofin continues to grow its client-base, expand its range of services, build cross-sector expertise, and strengthen its global reach in the international shipping and ship-financing arena. Going forward, the company has a solid base to confront any challenges ahead, based on its founder's and team members' commitment to Eurofin's philosophy: to remain independent, global and add value, by providing impartial ship-financing advisory services to its Maritime Clients.
The Beginnings
In 1984, Eurofin International Ltd. was established in London, amidst a time of adversity for the shipping industry. Its founders responded to the rising need for sustainable financial solutions both for struggling shipping companies and banks facing issues with their shipping portfolios. By providing impartial and professional advice and assistance, Eurofin developed an extensive list of loyal shipping clients who began trusting the company with their diverse ship-financing needs.
The Homecoming
In 1989, Eurofin opened its Athens office (Eurofin S.A.) to be closer and offer better service to the biggest shipping market in the world. In Greece, many sectors were undergoing structural reform at the time, including shipping. Boosted by its association with prominent shipping and investment banks, Eurofin successfully arranged a number of highly important Shipping and Corporate financing deals.
The Expansion Years
In the next two decades, the company expanded its operations in other markets with representative offices in Italy and Norway. From 1999 to 2010, Eurofin operated in Istanbul as a founding partner of Medfin, building a solid presence in the Turkish shipping market. During those years, the company developed many relationships in Italy, Norway and Turkey and successfully onboarded several new Shipping clients. At present, Eurofin manages these shipping markets and clients out of its London and Athens offices.
The KfW IPEX-Bank Alliance
In 2008, Eurofin S.A., the Athens office of Eurofin became the exclusive consultant to KfW IPEX-Bank, then the fourth-largest shipping financier in the world, for the Greek Shipping market. The Company's responsibility would be to assist KfW IPEX-Bank, to solidify its position in the Greek shipping market and successfully expand the Bank’s loan portfolio. In 2023, Eurofin and KfW IPEX-Bank reached a significant milestone, as they celebrated 15 years of successful collaboration in Greece. During that period, the Bank successfully expanded its portfolio from $0.4 Billion to $ 2.5 Billion.
The Asian Connection
The new millennium saw significant growth in the importance of Asia for the shipping industry. As a result, in 2007, Eurofin decided to solidify its presence in the region by founding Seafin in Singapore. Seafin would focus on facilitating deals between Asian shipping companies and local capital providers. In addition, Seafin would provide a direct link between the Group's European shipping clients and Asian financiers. The Group continued to expand in Asia in the following years. Two major partnerships with Haidely Shipping in China and SpringLiner in Japan, extended Eurofin's reach to the Chinese and Japanese ship finance markets respectively. In 2023, Eurofin established a cooperation with the Maritime Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore to promote the bustling port city as a leading global maritime hub in the Greek shipping community.
The Recent Years
Recently, as the European shipping market faced new structural and financial challenges, Eurofin expanded again, to establish itself as a leading ship-financing advisor, operating in the centre of current developments. In 2021, the Group established its Lausanne office, to handle its activities in the Central Europe. At the same time, it gave the opportunity to Eurofin to develop stronger relationships with the major shipping and trading companies based in Switzerland. In addition to its geographic expansion, during recent years, Eurofin broadened its scope of services. Out of its London and Athens offices, Eurofin has successfully concluded several Advisory mandates in the maritime sector.
Going Forward...
Four decades after those initial steps in London, Eurofin continues to grow its client-base, expand its range of services, build cross-sector expertise, and strengthen its global reach in the international shipping and ship-financing arena. Going forward, the company has a solid base to confront any challenges ahead, based on its founder's and team members' commitment to Eurofin's philosophy: to remain independent, global and add value, by providing impartial ship-financing advisory services to its Maritime Clients.

ANTHONY B ZOLOTAS
Chief Executive Officer

Embarking on our journey in London four decades ago, we started with humble beginnings and a grand vision. Through perseverance, integrity, innovation, our commitment to excellence and a fair bit of luck, we have steadily ascended to the summit of our industry. Our success story is a testament to the collective efforts of our team and the trust of our customers. As we continue to evolve, we remain committed to providing the best possible service, all while embracing a hearty sense of humour and the strength of teamwork. 

IOANNIS ALEXOPOULOS
Managing Director, Athens

MICHAEL ZOLOTAS
Managing Director, London

DIMITRIS BELBAS
Managing Director, Head of Shipping Finance, SEAFIN Pte Ltd, Singapore

GONZAGUE ARCHAMBEAUD Managing Director Investment & Debt Advisory, Lausanne

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