Boston, Massachusetts, USA, January 24, 2024 - AMA Capital Partners, the leading boutique transportation and maritime focused investment bank, is excited to announce a joint venture with Boston-based Skysail Advisors, one of the pre-eminent advisory firms that specializes in the maritime technology space.
The partnership will combine AMA’s and Skysail’s expertise and know-how in helping companies assess growth and strategic opportunities, access the capital markets, and execute on mergers & acquisitions.
AMA, established in 1987, has a long, established foothold in the maritime markets. In the past year AMA has broadened its reach into the marine technology and service sectors of the market including recent mandates with an AI-enabled software company focused on voyage optimization and a rapidly growing marine engineering company specializing in innovative solutions for enhancing marine energy efficiency, with a primary focus on reducing carbon emissions of the global marine fleet.
Skysail, established in 2016, consults shipowners, commodity traders, private equity investors and industry associations on maritime technology industry trends, digitalization strategy, and M&A. Skysail is best known for providing globally recognized market intelligence and significant strategic advisory services to both entrepreneurs and established players in the space.
Evangelos Efstathiou, Founder and Managing Director of Skysail: “We are excited about this new partnership. Over the past five years Skysail has seen a significant inflow of venture capital and private equity into the maritime technology space, driven by companies’ investments in digital transformation and decarbonization. We have known the principals at AMA for a long time and see a great opportunity to combine their maritime capital markets expertise with Skysail’s unparalleled market intelligence and advisory services to strengthen our service offering and assist our clients in identifying and executing on opportunities.
Paul Leand, CEO of AMA: “Skysail’s preeminent position in the maritime technology space is a perfect fit for us as we expand our offerings to not only strategic investors but other capital providers. Chris Weyers, Managing Director at AMA, will spearhead this initiative along with Myles McAlpine and with the full backing of the AMA team. This is an exciting time as the industry moves to embrace the new technologies.”
The AMA & Skysail partnership will operate jointly out of AMA’s Stamford, Connecticut office and Skysail’s Boston, Massachusetts office.