First Southeast Investment Partners

About us

For us at First Southeast Investment Partners the main focus is on the values upon which we conduct business and the creative approach in which we evaluate projects and advise our clients. Having a long successful history as decision makers, we can fully identify with our clients’ needs and guide them into making the right choices for their business and themselves.

As traditional markets transform, we are here to help owners and investors realize their potential and reinvent themselves through the process. For us selling or buying is mostly redefining one’s position in the market as tomorrow is the first day of a successful journey for both sellers and investors.

Our Team


Sotiris Chatzidakis

Sotiris is the Executive Vice President of CEO Clubs International in Romania and the founder of Next Gen Int’l. Previously he had been the General Manager for the CEO Clubs in Greece, that being the first Club ever to be launched in Europe. He also has held various executive positions in banking, consumer electronics market leading companies, heading major projects in Greece and abroad.

He is also the founder of SARGIA Partners – Romania, pursuing his goal to positively influence leadership on a large scale. He is a certified Master Coach by the Center for Advanced Coaching (CAC) in the USA.

One of his biggest passions is connecting people with ideas or other people.

His articles have been published in magazines and newspapers such as “Economist’s Intelligent Life”, Forbes, Business Review, Cariere magazine, and many others.

He just loves listening to “You can’t do that” and that’s how it usually starts.

Board Member

Theodore Kiakidis

In 2017 Theodore co-founded, together with First Athens and Sotiris Chatzidakis, First Southeast Investment Partners. The company provides a broad range of investment services, including M&A; advisory and principal investing, in Romania and neighboring countries.

He wes previously a Partner with Global Finance, a leading private equity firm in the region, with 23 years of investment activity over a broad range of transactions, resulting in a strong track record.

Theodore started his career at Corporate Value Associates (CVA)an international strategy consulting firm in Paris, France.

Besides his native Greek, Theodore, is fluent in English, French and Italian and has a working knowledge of Romanian.

Theodore holds a BS in Mathematics from Georgetown University in Washington DC and and a Masters Degree in International Trade and Finance from Harvard University.

Our Services

We place emphasis on cross-border M&A; transactions. We facilitate foreign investors who want to invest in Romania and local investors that are looking to invest abroad or find a foreign strategic partner/buyer for their business.

Sell Side M&A


We assist entrepreneurs and corporate entities to select and execute optimal exit strategies in order to realize and maximize the value of their investments

Buy Side M&A


We assist investors in identifying targets in Romania and seamlessly execute their acquisition through every step of the process

Funding Raising


We assist growing businesses in attracting equity (and debt) financing in order to finance their expansion strategies

Business Valuation


We undertake to value businesses for entrepreneurs who are thinking of tapping the markets for fundraising or a sale



Through our cooperation with First Athens, who are experienced in this domain, we assist companies to list on AIM (London alternative stock exchange)

Business Softlanding In The Romanian Market


We assist foreign companies establish a presence in the Romanian market



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9, Giuseppe Verdi street, Bucharest, Sector 2, 077190

+40 734068986

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