Investment Structuring

Investments in maritime assets imply the creation of a dedicated investment vehicle, requiring complex compliance and registration procedures and the need for external financing. SGM can manage the whole process.

  • Incorporation & management of the shipping or maritime company
  • Ensuring compliance with the strictest regulatory environments
  • Registration and flagging of vessels
  • Raising senior debt or constructing sale-and-leaseback schemes
  • Raising equity 
  • Corporate services related to the companies

Sale and Purchase

The seamless management of the acquisition and disposal of capital-intensive maritime assets is key to the overall performance of the investment. SGM ensures the efficient execution of these operations.

  • Technical, legal and commercial due diligence
  • Pre-purchase inspections
  • Negotiation & contracting of the vessels (S&P)
  • Marketing and sale of vessels
  • Coordination for all documentary, regulatory and
    legal aspects of sale and purchase transactions

Operational Management

Any shipping project has systemic operational exposure, and SGM aims to ensure the best systems and people are in place so that execution adds value rather than risks. SGM integrates operational efficiency as a core aspect of any project.

  • Technical management, crewing and insuring of vessels 
  • Budgeting and forecasting of capex and operational expenses
  • Optimisation of cost and financial performance
  • Post-fixture and operational management of vessels
  • Commercial and chartering services
  • Management of claims, litigations and insurance recoverables

Financial Management

Strict controlling and reporting procedures compliant with the most stringent auditing regimes are required to ensure the full transparency of operations, so stakeholders can take the right decisions at the right time.

  • Complete accounting services
  • Reporting, including tailor-made online platforms for convenient access
  • Market reporting and follow-up of exposure and NAV
  • Risk management
  • Full controlling of sub-contractors
  • Audits to any required standards