Navigator Principal Investors LLC

Navigating businesses through capital markets
About Us
Navigator Principal Investors LLC is a boutique New York-based investment advisory company focused on providing capital market services to global enterprises
Our clients are primarily engaged in
Transition from being family to investor owned

Efforts to gain additional investor base

Raising of growth capital, recapitalization/refinance of the current capital structure

Becoming public and seeking transitional guidance

Exploring alternative ways of becoming a public entity
IPO preparations, currently considering different listing options

Restructuring current operations or spin-off of the non-core businesses

Exit from private equity investment arrangements

Diversifying their businesses cross-boarder. We specialize in emerging markets companies seeking entry into North America and European capital markets.
Advisory Services
Navigator Principal Investor leverages our global network to offer diverse resources for strategic gains.
There is no problem too big or small for us to undertake. We are fully committed to achieving our client's goals.

Navigator Principal Investor services span across General Advisory, Equity and Debt Financing.
General Advisory
Debt Financing
Equity Financing
Strategic advisory and market positioning

Business development assistance

Valuation modeling

Preparation and review of business plans, financial models, investment and marketing presentations
Structuring and managing non-banking credit facilities

Senior debt, asset-based loans

Revolving lines of credit and cash-flow based loans

Mezzanine/sub-debt

Bridge financing and special situation loans
Growth capital

M&A

Recapitalization

Buyouts

Increase of the regulatory capital
Public Investment Vehicles
From time to time, Navigator sponsors and finances public special purpose acquisition companies, the sole intent of these is to seek a suitable acquisition target to take public at the vehicle's exchange. For current public capital pool vehicle, please refer to
www.navigatoracquisition.com

Sectoral Coverage
Navigator dedicated itself to sectors where the team has hands-on experience spanning from developed to emerging markets. Our sector coverage is highly diverse. We focuse on companies with technological edge and innovative solutions.
We possess an expertise within:
FMCG / Consumer Retail

Smart Agriculture

IT/Communications

Shipping
Alternative Energy

Natural Resources & Mining

FinTech/Blockchain
Team
Navigator Principal Investors is a diverse team of experienced, forward-thinking and creative advisers with deep understanding of capital markets. We combine knowledge and expertise in different market sectors and possess unique reach across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Kyle Shostak, Director
Since 2011, the co-founder of Navigator Principal Investors LLC, an investor adviser and proprietary investment partnership focused on international debt and equity special situations.

In 2012-2014, a co-sponsor and Director/Chief Financial Officer of CIS Acquisition Ltd, a NASDAQ-listed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Executed a $80mm merger (equity and warrants) with Delta Technologies Ltd, a Hong-Kong specialty chemical producer

In 1995-2009, Mr. Shostak held origination, structuring and portfolio risk management positions in Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsors desks at J.P. Morgan, GE Capital/Genworth Financial, Credit Suisse, Banca Intesa and Bank Austria/Creditanstalt. Mr. Shostak covered mezzanine, second lien, secured, LBO/MBO, asset-backed, special situations debt and private equity

In 1994-1995, Mr. Shostak servied as an ssociate at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC, specializing in corporate and securities

MBA in Finance from Stern School of Business at NYU (2000) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) from The American University, Washington, D.C. (1994).
Team
Navigator Principal Investors is a diverse team of experienced, forward-thinking and creative advisers with deep understanding of capital markets. We combine knowledge and expertise in different market sectors and possess unique reach across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Basil M Karatzas, Director
Basil M. Karatzas is the Founder and CEO of Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co., a shipping finance, advisory and ship-brokerage firm based in New York.

Basil has diverse maritime industry expertise in the fields of shipping finance, marine asset valuations and ship brokerage. Basil has provided vessel appraisals and marine asset valuations and strategy analysis in the tanker, gas, offshore, dry bulk and containership markets for both international registry and the Jones Act markets; has executed finance-oriented arrangements such as sale & leaseback and structured finance transactions. Most recently, Basil acted as Liquidation Trustee for the judicial sale of two pelagic purse-seiner tuna fishing vessels under the authority of the High Court of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Basil has been educated at Rice University and Harvard Business School, and holds several professional accreditations, affiliations and memberships; among them, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (FICS) in the UK, an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers in the US for vessel valuations and marine appraisals, and a member of the Baltic Exchange in the UK and BIMCO in Copenhagen. Basil is Certified Marine Surveyor (CMS) and Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV).
Team
Navigator Principal Investors is a diverse team of experienced, forward-thinking and creative advisers with deep understanding of capital markets. We combine knowledge and expertise in different market sectors and possess unique reach across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Marina Shostak, Head of Business Development
Marina is a tenured banking and financial services professional. In addition to being a Head of Business Development of Navigator Principal Investors, Marina is the co-founder and Chief of Staff of Liquidity Digital, a blockchain based fintech firm. Currently, she is responsible for managing client relationships and co-developing an end-to-end platform for Digital Securities Offerings.

Prior to Liquidity Digital, Marina served as the Chief of Staff for BANKEX, a global blockchain firm which focused on the tokenization of assets. She was responsible for recruiting, developing and growing the North American business development team.

Prior to fintech, Marina was the Vice President of Product Management at Morgan Stanley, in the Global Wealth Management Division.

Marina holds a Bachelor of Economics from Brandeis University. Marina is a Registered Investment Adviser, a certified Project Management Professional, and is a level II CFA Candidate.
Team
Navigator Principal Investors is a diverse team of experienced, forward-thinking and creative advisers with deep understanding of capital markets. We combine knowledge and expertise in different market sectors and possess unique reach across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Dmytro Grygoryev, Senior Investment Analyst
Since 2017, an analyst at Navigator Principal Investors, focused on analysis of financial models and targets' materials, due diligence and scenario-building

Master in International Business with a focus on Finance from HULT International Business School, Boston, 2018

B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from University College of London (UCL), 2016
Team
Navigator Principal Investors is a diverse team of experienced, forward-thinking and creative advisers with deep understanding of capital markets. We combine knowledge and expertise in different market sectors and possess unique reach across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Serhii Ivanus, Analyst
Since 2016, worked at Navigator Principal Investors, analyzed investment opportunities, built financial models, worked through financial statements, audits, presentations and operating documents

B.A. in Business Administration from European University Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Team
Navigator Principal Investors is a diverse team of experienced, forward-thinking and creative advisers with deep understanding of capital markets. We combine knowledge and expertise in different market sectors and possess unique reach across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Serhii Ivanus, Analyst
Since 2016, worked at Navigator Principal Investors, analyzed investment opportunities, built financial models, worked through financial statements, audits, presentations and operating documents

B.A. in Business Administration from European University Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Contact Us
One World Financial Center
200 Liberty Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10281

Tel: 212.909.5870

Email: kshostak@navigatorprincipalinvestors.com
Navigator Principal Investors LLC
For public capital markets services and current public vehicle profile, please refer to the Public Finance site here
www.navigatoracquisition.com