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    About

    Ithaka Capital Partners

    was founded in 2013

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    specializes in performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, spearhead growth and accelerate results through decisive action. At Ithaka Partners, we specialize in creating value and restoring performance at every stage of a business life cycle (from start-ups to large corporates), working with aspirational management teams and investors, creditors and other stakeholders

     

     

     

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    actively invests in small to medium size companies that range from true underperformers in need of operational turnaround and financial restructuring to stronger performing businesses pursuing growth

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    ANDREAS
    KOUTSOURIS

    Ithaka Capital Partners was founded by Andreas Koutsouris who operates as its Managing Director. Andreas is an established Board level Executive, Advisor and Investor, with over fifteen years experience in developing and implementing strategic, operational and organizational improvement initiatives and realizing revenue, cost and working capital improvements. Andreas has worked and gathered a successful track record with both healthy/growth companies as well as companies in stressed and distressed situations.

    Andreas has experience and in-depth understanding of working with and advising boards, management teams, private equity funds (across deal lifecycle) and other financial stakeholders as well as entrepreneurs across EMEA and the Americas and across a variety of sectors and industries.

    Prior to forming Ithaka Capital Partners, Andreas spent eight years with AlixPartners as a Senior Director in their Turnaround and Restructuring Practice in London. Prior to joining AlixPartners, Andreas worked for Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Services in London and with A.T.Kearney in Amsterdam.

    Andreas graduated from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at the Erasmus University in The Netherlands and has attended exchange programs at Boston University’s School of Management and Brandeis University’s International Business School. He is a Fellow of the European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals (EACTP) and an accredited member of the Institute for Turnaround (IFT) in the UK.

    Andreas is native in three languages, English, Dutch and Greek, and speaks conversational French and German.

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    Our Name

    “Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey. Without her you would not have set out (…) Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.”

    C.P. Cavafy, Collected Poems. Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Edited by George Savidis. Revised Edition. Princeton University Press, 1992

    The name Ithaka is generally traced back to the Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Ithaka, the home of Odysseus, reoccurs in the poem as Odysseus return to his island is delayed. In his poem Ithaka, the Greek poet Constantine Cavafy uses this familiar story of one man’s journey back home as a metaphor for the more exciting journey of one through life.

    As a company, Ithaka Capital Partners places its focus on that exact journey. Our vast experience working with clients over many years, has taught us that the journey that is considered ‘straight-line back home’ never exists. Defining your target, reaching your ‘Ithaka’ is paramount, but in many situations ‘Ithaka’ is just a memory, a shadow of how things were or of how we want them to be – rather than of new possibilities that the future holds.

    We pride ourselves in providing our clients with robust advice that sets clear objectives and goals; when setting sail to reach these horizons, we always make sure that we, and all those on board, understand how the environment and situations change, so that we are able to adapt, timely. We act similarly with our investments: keeping our eyes open and staying focused is the key to success. Our Ithaka is not situated behind us, but rather in the future, ahead.

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    Partners

    Ithaka Partners has a long and successful track record in helping companies resolve urgent situations and implement change, combining a practical, results-oriented approach alongside a collaborative style with senior management and stakeholders.

    Whether your company is healthy, challenged, or distressed, having recently started up or been trading for decades – our hands-on and specialized experience enables us to work with a wide range of organizations:

    • We work with corporate boards and management, law firms, investment banks, investors (PE, family offices), creditors and other stakeholders;
    • Together with our network of associates and senior advisors, we help organizations grow and unlock value at every stage;
    • We have experience in and work across all key industry sectors;
    • We work on a pan-European basis.

    We specialize in a range of company-wide solutions, with services tailored to specific client and situation needs. Our services are tailored across all aspects of your business life cycle to help stakeholders overcome complex operational and financial issues, create new opportunities, control risk, and maximize value.

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    Our Services

    Our services drive rapid performance improvement, from acute crisis management to long-term recovery and cover the full turnaround process

    Crisis stabilisation: we work with clients to set priorities, develop robust short term cash flow forecasts, manage liquidity, identify and implement working capital and other cash flow improvements and deal with time critical issues

    Financial restructuring: we work with clients to develop robust business plans and assist in stakeholder management

    Operational turnaround: we work with clients to develop robust operational plans, company simplification and reorganisation, revenue enhancement and cost reduction. We provide pre- and post-deal support to both financial stakeholders and management and we assist in the development and execution of first hundred day plans

    Board and Executive Appointments: we provide leadership and can act as Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO), Independent Directors or other interim management roles

    Project Management: we work with clients to set-up and lead Program Management Offices in order to coordinate and measure critical projects and initiatives.

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    Pro-Bono Services

    Ithaka Capital Partners is committed to give something back to society by providing its services pro-bono to a selected number of institutions and causes each year

     
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Capital

Ithaka Capital actively invests in companies and ideas where it can deploy its turnaround DNA. Ithaka Capital supports aspirational teams in situations where:

  • There a sound and decent business, with a sustainable competitive proposition
  • Where the company is able take control of the challenges it faces

Ithaka Capital invests in small to medium size companies and pursues both minority and control investments. We invest in start-up as well as established small to medium size companies that range from true underperformers in need of operational turnarounds to stronger performing businesses pursuing sector consolidation, carve-outs, or seeking to address specific operational issues or management needs. Our key considerations are, whether:

  • Our turnaround DNA can create value in this situation
  • Our our interim leadership capabilities can provide support in management transitions
  • We can drive a buy-and-build or consolidation strategy, where value can be created through synergy identification and business integration
 

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Contact

Ithaka Capital Partners
1 Primrose Street
London EC2A 2EX

+44 (20) 70971293
info@ithakacp.com

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