Knut Mathiassen

Managing Director Abu Dhabi

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

Knut Mathiassen

You, 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

My recent publications

News / Ince Consultancy Middle East hires joint Managing Director

16-11-2020 /

The Ince Group’s newly established Middle East consulting practice, Ince Consultancy Middle East, is pleased to announce the arrival of Duncan Sawyer to the role of joint Managing Director. He will join Managing Director, Knut Mathiassen, as the co-lead for the consulting business based in Abu Dhabi.

Ince Consultancy Middle East hires joint Managing Director

News / The Ince Group launches new consultancy business from the Middle East

08-10-2020 /

Abu Dhabi, 8 October 2020 - The Ince Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new consultancy business in the Middle East, adding to an already impressive array of legal and consulting businesses under the Ince umbrella.

The Ince Group launches new consultancy business from the Middle East