Our principals have completed in excess of $10 billion of maritime transactions.
Panthera Marine does not aim to compete in the same segment as it’s affiliate Tiger Group Investments, involved as founder and owner in one of the largest publicly listed container lessors globally (NYSE:SSW), as well as one of the largest shipping funds, co-sponsored by The Carlyle Group. For more information see www.tigergroup.hk
In the maritime segment Panthera’s typical transaction involves $10 million of equity or less, and the underlying equipment is usually smaller vessels or barges, often specialty equipment, subject to leases with a remaining term of no more than seven years. Recent transactions involve international as well as domestic lessees and sale/leaseback counterparts.
Unlike many lessors we have great flexibility as to structure, having completed straightforward acquisitions as well as forward purchases, residual options, and unsecured positions. Our flexibility allows us to look at all types of equipment, and although our main focus is on equipment that is less than 20 years old at lease expiry, we can consider older equipment and to scrap opportunities.