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Knut Mathiassen

Managing Director UAE

Qualified 1989 Education (University) MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance at CASS, London Languages Norwegian, English, French

Knut Mathiassen

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Knut is the Managing Director of Ince Consultancy, Abu Dhabi. He has more than 20 years experience as a banker, specialising in ship finance and structured finance, including aircraft finance. He has also worked for shipping companies, gaining valuable operational experience

Knut advises in raising debt and equity finance for fleet renewals and expansion, restructurings and sale and leaseback transactions. He has broad international experience, having worked in Beijing, Oslo, London, Paris and Dubai.


“Knut is a reliable and innovative advisor on raising finance and knows the debt market very well”

“Knut is comfortable in cross-border transactions and has a good understanding of business ethics and culture in the Middle East and Asia.”

What you may not know about Knut

Knut is a keen deep sea fisherman at weekends, from Fujairah where he keeps his boat. He likes to play tennis and cycle to stay fit.

My matter highlights

  • Advising an Asian diversified group in negotiating a Standstill agreement with it’s banks for an oil&gas related investment.
  • Arranging finance for a local Dubai based offshore company to acquire a USD22m lift boat.
  • Assisting a Dubai based international marine and logistics company in disposing of marine business unit.
  • Arranging a USD110m Sale & leaseback financing for European oil trader for two LPG carriers