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Established in 2012, Allocean Maritime Investments Ltd is an independent, owner-managed Shipping House that is directly authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Our prime activity is arranging and promoting niche, asset-based shipping investment projects in conjunction with Institutional Investment Houses, Investment Banks, Pension Funds, Family Offices, Wealth Managers, High Net Worth Individuals, traditional Ship Owners and other maritime groups.

Drawing on our collective experience of the maritime industry and the global asset based  financial services markets, Allocean also provides discrete strategic advice to such clients on their investing, financing and ship-owning requirements.

The company is registered in the UK and head-quartered in London.



Allocean bridges the gap between the capital markets and the shipping industry.

As shipping professionals we combine first hand experience of owning, operating and managing tankers, bulk carriers, container ships and a wide variety of offshore vessels.

As financiers we have a long history of arranging financing for new build and second hand vessel acquisitions.

Whether you are an investor wishing to maximise returns, a banking institution seeking third party guidance or a ship owner looking to develop your business, our proven ability to design opportunities, solutions and resolutions is a bespoke process derived from extensive experience.

For Investors:

Allocean acts as a platform for investors seeking to develop a maritime Investment Portfolio that can be structured for an exit through trade sale or IPO.

Allocean will provide vessel investment and asset management services:

◦       Develop and model investment strategies;

◦       Source and execute transactions;

◦       Arrange finance;

◦       Manage vessels and their employment;

◦       Provide and administer corporate structures.

For Shipping Companies:

Allocean assists and advises shipping companies on raising capital:

Debt arrangement / advisory through our relationships with established alternative ship financiers, which comprises a mix of new banks, funds and asset-based lending platforms. This also extends to restructuring and refinancing advice to clients.

Equity raising, primarily through private placements with institutional investors, advising and arranging M&A transactions and bringing new investors into shipping.

Leasing structures, i.e. arranging sale and charter back of vessels for owners as alternative finance packages through long relationships with dedicated platforms.

For Banks:

Advising on disposals of individual loans and portfolios, sourcing buyers, handling the bidding process.

Structuring new investment into distressed assets.

Providing quality deal flow for portfolio expansion.

Establishing warehousing structures to remove vessels from institutional balance sheets.

Providing advice on restructuring to individual banks and syndicates of lenders.



Reflecting a breadth of experience spanning decades, the Senior Management Team have been responsible for the acquisition, operation, administration and disposal of several $billion of maritime assets.

Braden - Managing Director

Braden is a founding partner of Allocean and is responsible for sourcing and arranging the shipping investments and overseeing the asset and commercial management functions. Braden has 27 years experience in asset-based financing and investments, the majority of which has been focused on the maritime sector. He has arranged financing for over US$1 billion of new vessels and has also established and  advised on other transactions in excess of US$800m.

Andy - Director & Compliance Officer

Andy is a founding partner of Allocean and is responsible for overseeing the investment projects from inception through to closing. Formerly an Investment Manager at AIG, he has 26 years experience of the UK Financial Services Market in both sales and technical roles. As Compliance Officer (CF10) he fulfils the important regulatory role required by the FCA.

Patrick - Adviser & Fund Board Member

Patrick is an Adviser to Allocean and has been a ship broker in the London Sale & Purchase market for 48 years, during which he has seen the market go through several cycles. He is a Liveryman and Freeman of Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.

Peter - Technical Manager

Peter has responsibility for monitoring assets from pre-purchase inspection through to ongoing operations. He has a 43-year career in shipping, both serving on vessels up to the rank of Chief Engineer and managing a wide variety of vessels as a shore-based technical fleet superintendent.



Allocean Maritime Investments Limited.

Registered Office: 41 Lancaster Grove London NW3 4HB.

Company Registration Number 07683343

Authorised and  Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

FCA Number 581213


Tel +44 (0)20 7205 5001