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Gautam is Director of Drewry Maritime Financial Research, responsible for delivering independent maritime equity and fixed income research to the firm’s institutional investor customers. He has more than 17 years of finance and operational experience in the Maritime industry.
Gautam joined Drewry Maritime Financial Research in 2017 having previously been 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, a MBA from INSEAD and is a CFA Charterholder.