Drewry Maritime Financial Research
Gautam is a Director at Drewry Maritime Financial Research. Prior to Drewry, he was a Senior Vice President at DVB Bank, Senior Consultant at the Galway Group and Commercial Manager at Pacific Shipping. He spent a decade at DVB Bank where he held roles in the banks structured asset finance, M&A and leasing teams. He managed part of a team portfolio with US$2.4 Billion of maritime finance exposure. Some notable transactions he has worked on include arranging a $415m syndicated finance facility which was voted Asian deal of the year, arranging a $587m acquisition finance facility for an acquisition by a US listed entity, arranging a $170m sale and leaseback and arranging a $136m Chexim facility for newbuildings. He has considerable restructuring experience and has successfully led three complex multinational loan default restructurings in the cumulative amount of $186m.
At the Galway Group, he advised several floating regasification LNG terminal sponsors on finance and operational aspects of their project execution. At Pacific Shipping, he managed a division involved in the personnel management of Offshore vessels, Bulk Carriers, Crude and Product Tankers for various large ship-owners. Gautam holds a degree in Economics from the University of Rochester, an MBA from INSEAD and is a CFA Charterholder.