Alantra strengthens specialised Advisory teams

10/09/2021

Alantra strengthens its specialised advisory teams by hiring five senior professionals in Real Estate, Technology, and Industrials

Photo: Alantra recruits five senior appointees
Photo: Alantra recruits five senior appointees

PARIS / FRANKFURT, October 07, 2021 -- Alantra, an independent global mid-market investment banking and asset management firm, has added five senior professionals, increasing its specialised global offering in high-growth sectors.

The Group has reinforced its investment banking capabilities by incorporating a Real Estate & Hospitality team in Paris, and two Managing Directors in Frankfurt focused on Industrials and Technology. 

Based in Paris, the new Real Estate & Hospitality sector team consists of five professionals, including three partners, each with between 15 and 20 years of experience in the sector. Working together since 2016 in the Capital Markets department of the Babylone Group, the three new partners-Yonel Marelli, Richard Desgroppes and Jérémie Sénior-have transacted a combined total of 150 deals worth EUR4.6 billion. Each has a distinguished track record with the leading French and international players in this segment.

With these appointments, Alantra further strengthens its specialised and diverse Investment Banking practice, comprising more than 280 professionals in 20 countries. Year-to-date, Alantra has hired more than 25 senior professionals in high growth sectors such as Healthcare, Technology, Real Estate, and FIG, and added a debt advisory team in Italy. 

These diverse and specialised capabilities have resulted in record deal activity for the Firm. As of 30 September 2021, Alantra has advised on a record-breaking more than 170 deals globally, including 109 M&A transactions, for a total volume of EUR10 billion. This performance merited the Firm to rank as the No3 independent advisor in Europe and No1 advisor to Private Equity Firms in Europe, per Mergermarket.

Richard Desgroppes, Yonel Marelli and Jérémie Sénior
Richard Desgroppes, Yonel Marelli and Jérémie Sénior
Dr Sven Harmsen and Mathias Heymann
Dr Sven Harmsen and Mathias Heymann

Commenting on the incorporations, Miguel Hernandez, CEO of Alantra Investment Banking, says:

"The appointments of Yonel, Richard, Jérémie, Sven, and Matthias reflect our continued commitment to maximize the value we provide to our global clients, by investing in the highest-caliber professionals with deep sector expertise across our key geographies."

"We are happy to continue Alantra's growth story in France by welcoming Richard Desgroppes, Yonel Marelli, and Jérémie Senior, three sophisticated and creative advisors with the capacity to innovate and leverage strong and deep knowledge of French real estate market and its key players," 

says Franck Portais, Managing Partner of Alantra France. 

"With their support, Alantra will be able to advise in all kinds of real estate transactions (sale, acquisition, sale & leaseback, partnership, JV, club deal, expertise and strategic recommendations) in all asset classes." 

"We are proud that we could attract renowned and experienced M&A experts such as Sven Harmsen and Mathias Heymann, and we welcome them to Alantra's German management team," 

Wolfram Schmerl, Managing Partner of Alantra Germany, says regarding the appointments in Germany. 

"Our clients will benefit from Sven's extensive experience in our core sector areas of Industrials and Industrial Technology, and with Mathias' expertise, we will continue our growth in the areas of Technology and Software." 

About Alantra

Alantra is an international financial services firm with over 540 professionals representing 35 nationalities in 24 offices. We provide investment banking, alternative asset management and credit portfolio advisory services to corporations, family-owned companies, and institutional investors.

We provide investment banking, alternative asset management and credit portfolio advisory services to corporations, family-owned companies, and institutional investors. Our ambition is to always support our clients with the best advice and products and to do that with an accountable and ethical approach to business. Our listed partnership model means that while our teams work under stringent corporate governance structures, they thrive on autonomy and are personally invested in Alantra. Which means we are all personally invested in our clients.