Defined By Your Success

All our clients, without exception, are reputable producers of quality products.

A perfect transaction starts with a client supplying good quality products on time and in full. Products must be of the required quality to ensure that buyers pay our invoices when due.

TFS seeks and nurtures long-term trusting relationships with its clients, based on cost transparency and operational excellence.


TFS is an owners-managed company and thus not subjected to the pressure of investors to achieve specific growth targets by quickly adding new clients. We are risk-averse, and we develop our business patiently selecting clients carefully. We visit our clients’ production facilities, verify reputation and credentials. Only then we may start supporting a new trade developing a trusting relationship step by step. Our typical client trades more than $1m per annum with TFS in a long-term relationship with no contractual ties.


Start-up support for tissue exporter

A €30m paper manufacturer, which had undergone an insolvent restructuring two years earlier, still found it difficult to access credit from banks and suppliers. Their good business was constrained by insufficient working capital. In 2010, TFS entered into an agreement to support their export by releasing a high portion of their invoices upfront. Subsequently TFS provided outsourcing support and import finance, opening-up access to international wood pulp raw material suppliers lowering their costs.

Import of biofuel feedstocks

TFS received a mandate from a €40m oleochemical manufacturing concern to source specific raw materials by approaching suppliers on their behalf. Our customer was keen to increase their reach of these scarce raw materials but needed to pay within 90 days as opposed to cash in advance (as customary in the industry). TFS successfully completed the mandate and supported for several years the purchase of these raw materials.

Small wine producer
to the world

In many countries of Europe and particularly in Greece, small producers have little chance of accessing factoring from their banks and credit insurance at acceptable rates. In 2017, a client exporting high quality wines to the USA on 60 and 90 days payment terms, enjoyed our services to guarantee payments and to shorten their cash collection cycle.

Off-balance sheet peer financing

Based in southern Italy, a EUR15m rapidly expanding producer of gourmet vegetables had an excessive bank debt position. By reassigning bank factoring to trading via TFS, this client has restored its balance sheet to meet its bank covenants and credit agencies' targets.

Where banks fear to tread

In 2009, a €20m recycled paper manufacturer had the opportunity of entering new markets with orders in hand from customers in Hungary and Greece. At a time of global recession and sovereign debt crisis, the incumbent banks withdrew their support from these markets. TFS took a different approach and formed positive views on individual buyers, advancing a substantial amount on the invoices raised.

Off to a brilliant start with wood pulp

TFS was established in 2007 to set-up and finance the distribution of Eucalyptus pulp for a Brazilian producer in Europe. Monthly bulk cargos of five-six million dollars each were placed with pulp distributors selected by TFS. Financing was structured with TFS debt and prepayments, resulting in the producer being paid in full as the ship docked. This three-year contract was instrumental in TFS gaining traction as a trade-enabler and financier and thereafter expanding in other geographies and sectors.

We have a diverse clientele across various industries in both emerging and established markets

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