15th October 2016

Park Partners Ltd, the independent corporate finance firm, announces that Aran Williams has joined the firm to expand its coverage of the shipping sector and Scandinavian markets.

“Aran has a long track record advising on some of the most significant M&A and restructuring transactions over the last five years.  His relationships, experience, and judgement will be a valuable asset to Park Partners and we are delighted that he has decided to join us.” said Jon Howells, Managing Director.

Aran has worked for over 20 years in finance, of which he spent 17 years at Lazard, specialising in the global shipping and offshore sectors.

Since 2009, Aran has advised on many significant shipping restructuring transactions, working extensively with senior creditors on deals such as Genmar, Torm, OSG, Clipper, Excel Maritime, Primorsk and Eagle Bulk.  In addition, Aran worked successfully on many M&A transactions including UASC’s merger with Hapag Lloyd, Torm’s merger with Oaktree’s product tanker fleet, HMM’s sale of its LNG business, and the sale of VShips to Omers.

Before specialising in shipping, Aran was a generalist banker at Lazard, focused on Nordic and European M&A and restructuring.  He started his career in corporate finance at S. G. Warburg (UBS) before becoming a fund manager in Moscow with Prosperity Capital Management.

For more information, contact:

Kerstin Klinger

pr@parkpartnersltd.com

Tel: +44 (0) 203 405 3296