Fotis Giannakoulis is the Lead Maritime Analyst at Morgan Stanley, covering tankers, dry bulk, containership, gas carriers and offshore supply vessels. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2010 and since then he has worked on a number of public offerings, including the IPOs of Costamare, Navigator Gas, Dynagas LNG Partners, Hoegh LNG Partners, Scorpio Tankers, Baltic, Ardmore, Boxships and several follow-on offerings. He recently worked on the $2bn secondary of Golar which is largest public offering ever in the maritime sector. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Fotis was a banker at Fortis Bank (currently ABN AMRO) and Poten Capital Services putting together a number of debt and equity financings and working on several advisory mandates. In 2009, he advised Eton Park exploring opportunities in the shipping sector and originated a joint venture with Euroseas and Rhone Capital. Other indicative transactions include the private equity investment of Fortis Bank in Diana (DSX) in 2002 and the subsequent IPO, the spin-off of $1bn worth of assets for CMA CGM and the formation of Global Ship Lease (GSL), the acquisition of 17 vessels of Metrobulk from Quintana and a number of offerings, debt and mezzanine transactions. Fotis holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from University of Piraeus and he earned his MBA with honors from Loyola University Chicago, where he was the Walter F. Mullady scholar.

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