About Us

We maintain the highest levels of excellence to deliver solutions, unlock value and accelerate growth.

As responsible bankers, we anticipate the challenges of the future. Above all, we are entrepreneurs, increasingly cognisant to economic, social and technological changes so that our clients are always connected with the real economy.

Our History

The initial Commercial Company of Salonica was established during the late 19th Century in the City of London, with offices in Salonica.

The firm grew out of establishing trading relationships with the Balkans and Anatolia, dealing in primary goods and thereafter diversifying its investment stock.

By the early 20th Century, the Company had played a key role in transforming Salonica into the leading port in the Eastern Mediterranean. This period was characterised by economic prosperity, cultural diversity and communal harmony.

After reviving itself in the early 21st Century, The Salonica Group was able to establish itself as a leading Investment Boutique committed to providing a professional and personal service to its clients. The Salonica Group continues to draw inspiration from its founding fathers, namely the values of diversity, innovation, integrity and connectivity.

Our Responsibilities/Values

Salonica Group’s founding principles are; integrity, sincerity and courage.

We aim to revive the spirit of intellectualism and creativity of the Eastern Mediterranean with 21st Century financial innovation and bespoke solutions. Our team has a proven track record of developing bespoke and innovative solutions for our clients. We are able to advise, assist and co-ordinate advisory and investment solutions across a wide array of industries and asset classes. Our success is defined by treating our clients as business partners to ensure we understand their needs and share their long term aspirations.

Client focus

Our client centric approach is exemplified by our personal commitment to our clients’ requirements and challenges. We are an agile firm unencumbered by bureaucracy, maintaining a flexible approach while striving for high execution standards.

Creativity

Our expertise and origination of bespoke solutions for our clients illustrate our thought leadership. We provide in-depth insight on complex issues and our strong track record fortifies our confidence in being able to create innovative solutions to meet our clients’ needs.

Sustainability

Our history is embodied by entrepreneurship and posits sustainability at the core of our business model. We are committed to working with our clients to promote and achieve the Sustainability Development Goals.

Sustainable Leadership

A cross-disciplinary approach.

In an increasingly interconnected world, the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. We believe that when creating financial value we must also seek to create social and environmental value – social and natural capital. Our goal is to begin incorporating non-financial measures of value into our performance models when working with all our stakeholders.

In this respect we have done much pioneering work with respect to social and natural capital, and are increasingly looking to develop investment propositions for these on a standalone basis.

How May We Help

Help Buying a Business

We often work with our buy side clients to create origination strategies and search for attractive acquisition opportunities for our clients through our network of contacts and extensive research capabilities.

We are experienced in advising the buy side and are a full service firm managing the origination strategy, initiating discussions with prospective targets, deal structuring, through to drafting Heads of Terms and successful completion.

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Help Selling a Business

We work hard to understand your business and give realistic advice to our clients with respect to valuations. We often exceed client expectations and many of our mandates come from recommendations from previous sellers.

Our core objective is to obtain the best deal structure for you, with the most appropriate buyer within pre-agreed timescales.

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Help Raise Equity Funding

We are experts in Private Equity transactions and we have our own Fund (www.salonica-maroon.com). We can therefore assist privately held companies who are considering a Private Equity sale or those who wish to run a dual process.

If you need to raise new capital to fund growth or replacement capital to realise a partial exit, we know how to structure deals to maximise value for you and ensure you get the best terms.

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Help Raise Debt Funding

We appreciate that not all institutions are willing to give away equity to fund growth. We provide debt solutions for companies that are seeking capital injections and work with a number of debt providers and have the capability of structuring and syndicating debt transactions.

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Real Estate Based Advice

We realise that real estate is an essential component of any asset allocation strategy and We have extensive experience sourcing, financing and structuring real estate transactions in the UK. We represent clients on both the sell side and buy side, across the real estate value chain, from acquiring real estate assets without planning permission to developing institutional grade assets.

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Other Asset Class Advice

We have a plethora of experience in other asset classes such as public listed equities and sustainability led assets. With respect to public listed equities, we have executed secondary IPOs for clients looking to tap liquidity and raise funding. Whilst we have also worked with buy side clients to structure their public equities portfolios and acquire stock. In this respect we are a true all services firm, structuring transactions in both the public and private markets.

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Recent Successful Deals

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