Singapore November 4, 2020

Transport Capital is pleased to announce that Meeyoung Choi (“MY”) has joined Transport Capital as Head of North America & Korea, based in New York City.

MY has over 26 years of experience in the global Shipping, Aviation and Infrastructure industries serving multiple corporations in Europe, North & South America and Asia. Over the course of her career, she has completed over USD7 billion of debt and equity transactions. She is an expert in varied financial products and structures including capital raising, loan underwriting, private equity, securitization, corporate & financial restructuring and mergers & acquisitions.

Prior to joining Transport Capital, MY has spent the last 12 years as CEO of Meriel Partners Co. Ltd. in Korea, an investment banking boutique firm specialised in the transportation and infrastructure sectors. Before Meriel Partners, she also worked for Jefferies & Co and AMA Capital Partners in New York as Head of Asia.

MY graduated from Ewha Womans University in 1993 majoring in Business Management.

With MY joining the team, Transport Capital has also now added North America to its role as exclusive lending agent for shipping for Deka Bank, in addition to Asia Pacific and Greece. MY will lead the effort to source ship finance transactions for Deka with North America’s leading ship owners.

Transport Capital Managing Partner Philip Clausius remarked: “I have known MY for about 20 years and I am very pleased that she has chosen to join us to help expand our North American and Korean activities. Transport Capital now has a local presence in all major global transportation centers on 3 continents. MY’s vast transactional experience and deep links to Korean institutional investors will be of great value to our clients. Growing Deka’s reach to North American shipowners will also be of significant benefit in the current ship finance landscape.”

MY added: “I am very happy to join the great team at Transport Capital. The transportation finance industry has become so dynamic with substantial shifts of capital sources and participants over the globe. In these circumstances, holistic coverage and service capacity spiced with in-depth local expertise will be ever more required in order to provide optimal solutions to the various needs of our clients. Transport Capital is well equipped, and I look forward to being part of its growth.”

Transport Capital is a Singapore headquartered and transportation focused investment management and advisory firm with 26 employees and representatives in Singapore, Beijing, Hamburg, Athens and now New York.

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