Investment Team

VIP investment team worked together in various companies the last 15 years.


Lampros Papakonstantinou
Founding Partner/Chief Investment Officer

Lampros has more than 27 years’ experience as an Entrepreneur, Senior Manager in the financial sector and well-known Investment Banker. He co-founded P&K Group, which was later acquired by NBG. He worked as General Manager for NBG and Piraeus Bank and Deputy-CEO of Geniki Bank. He has advised in numerous M&A transactions and completed several investments. Lampros has participated in more than 10 BoD of Greek and International companies in SE Europe, as executive or non- executive member.

Lampros is a native Greek speaker, fluent in English and French. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and BSc/MSc in Chemical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens.

Stathis Papalexiou
Senior Partner

Stathis has a 19-year experience in private equity in the SE and Central Europe, having invested and advised more than 20 LBO and growth capital transactions in the retail, telco, food, healthcare. Stathis, prior to PE, has worked in Corporate and Investment banking for 11 years and has participated in more than 15 BoD of Greek and International companies in SE Europe, as executive or non- executive member.

Stathis is a native Greek, he holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business, the University of Chicago as a Procter & Gamble scholar and member of the Beta Gamma Sigma society and a BSc/MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Damianos Papakonstantinou
Partner

Damianos Papakonstantinou has more than 22 years’ experience in the financial sector in Greece holding various positions from Head of Equity Sales up to CEO. He worked extensively with institutional investors and large companies and his task was to re-align their interests. He managed from a team of 10 people up to a company with 120 people. He managed to restructure a business by containing cost and increasing revenues at the same time. Damianos has a very good knowledge of operations and has BoD experience.

Damianos is a native Greek speaker, fluent in English and French. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and BSc/MSc in Mechanical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens.

Marielena Birkou
Senior Analyst - Director

Marielena has more than 12 years’ experience in investment banking in Greece, working on M&A transactions, capital raising and debt refinancing. Marielena is experienced in both financial and operational analysis of a business. Marielena has developed solid analytical skills for assessing and understanding the value of a business as well as the key industry trends and value drivers of a sector.

Marielena is a native Greek speaker, fluent in English and French. She holds an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid and BSc/MSc in Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences from National Technical University of Athens.

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