Philippe Chryssicopoulos
Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Philippe is a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Head of Greece & Cyprus Investment Banking and Head of Shipping Investment Banking for Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Philippe has over 12 years of experience in investment banking. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1998 and has since worked across several products, sectors and geographies within investment banking. For the past three years, Philippe has worked within the Multi-Industries team in London, focusing on Shipping and Transportation Infrastructure (airports, toll-roads, ports). He previously spent six years in Corporate Finance in London working on a variety of complex financing transactions across the product spectrum (M&A financing, IPO, high yield and investment grade bonds). Philippe started his career in New York.

Philippe has completed close to 55 transactions to date, totalling $130bn in M&A advisory transactions; $95bn in equity financings; $19bn in debt/convertible financings. Recent selected transactions include Golar LNG Partners' US$270m Initial Public Offering (IPO); Costamare's US$160m IPO; Diana Containerships US$107m; Navios Maritime Partners' $112m and US$80m add-on offerings in 2010; Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp's $400m secured high yield bond offering; Crude Carriers' $260m Initial Public Offering; AP Moller Maersk's $1.6bn add-on equity offering; Navios Maritime Holdings' $400m secured high yield offering; Cintra's 1.2 billion reverse merger with Grupo Ferrovial; Sacyr's sale of Itinere Infraestructuras for 7.9bn; DP World's $4.3bn Initial Public Offering; $3.1bn bond offering of Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (OTE); advisor to OTE's $4.1bn acquisition of Cosmote; $1.5bn accelerated bookbuilding equity offering for the Hellenic Republic's stake in OTE

He holds a BSc in International Economics from Georgetown University and is fluent in English, French and Greek.