Four Wood Marine Advisors LLC (“FWMA”) is a subsidiary of Four Wood Capital Partners, LLC. (“FWCP”). FWMA is exclusively focused on the middle-market segment of the global shipping industry, seeking to provide strategic advisory, capital markets services and direct lending to experienced, successful private fleet operators. FWMA’s professionals have more than 150 years of combined experience in the global shipping industry across shipping finance, origination and direct lending, maritime deal sourcing, transactional banking, capital markets and investment banking, global fleet management, operations, risk management and technical expertise. FWMA serves institutions and individual investors.
FWMA’s management team has been responsible for the origination, underwriting and banking of over 500 maritime transport transactions with an aggregate value of over $5 billion. The collective body of work straddles public and private sector deal experience with underwriting and managing shipping loans and other credit instruments. The FWMA management team has also been involved in the commercial and technical aspects of fleet management, overseeing approximately 50 vessels with an aggregate value of more than $300 million as well as the senior executive management of public operating companies and global financial institutions serving the industry.
About Global Marine Transport Capital LLC
Global Marine Transport Capital LLC (“GMTC”) is a leading alternative debt capital provider to the global shipping industry. Since 2014, GMTC has continually developed and refined the high-yield mortgage market for middle-market shipping through the firm’s specialty lending platform, focused exclusively on serving the debt capital needs of seasoned middle market, private fleet operators. GMTC was the first of its kind, and acts as a direct lender supporting vessel acquisition, refinancing and related ventures through an integrated global operating team with offices in Athens, London and Dubai. GMTC currently manages shipping finance portfolios on behalf of a variety of institutional investors including private equity funds, credit funds, private banks and other opportunistic funds.