Mid-market financial services firm Alantra has named Miguel Hernández as CEO and Andy Currie and Franck Portais as co-chairmen of the investment banking division as part of a company-wide reshuffle.
Hernández, who has been with Alantra for more than 20 years, will be based in London. He has a track record in cross-border and Spanish M&A deals, both on the sell- and buy-side, especially in real estate, and also in the industrial and consumer sectors.
Co-chairmen Currie and Portais will be based in London and Paris, respectively. They have led the development of Alantra’s London and Paris offices into two of the boutique’s principal hubs, the firm said in the same press release.
Currie led the integration of Catalyst Corporate Finance with Alantra in 2017 and focuses on the professional services and industrials sectors, as well as advising private equity, bank consortia, and other complex shareholder structures.
Portais has more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, having advised entrepreneurs, families, corporates and private equity firms in France and Europe.
The Spanish firm hopes that these changes will foster stronger collaboration and offer more specialized services globally via cross-functional teams, it said in a press release. This includes a focus on advanced analytics & AI and energy transition, among others.
Other appointments include Jan Caspar Hoffmann, who is the new CEO and managing partner of Alantra Germany. He has 25 years of investment banking experience in Merrill Lynch, Société Générale and Moelis & Company.
In Spain, Javier García-Palencia has been promoted to CEO of Alantra investment banking Spain. He has been with Alantra since 2015 and was most recently its head of debt.
In the US, Philipp Krohn has been promoted to CEO of Alantra USA, based in Boston and New York. He has been with the firm since 2010 and was last a partner and head of corporate development.
Multi-family office has seen strong appetite, with investor base growing since 2016 to more than 90 family offices, Meiping Yap told Unquote
Sponsor deploys Permira VIII to ride new wave of take-privates; Blackstone commits GBP 200m in financing for UK-based CRO
Sponsor acquired the public software group in July 2017 via the same-year vintage Partners Group Global Value 2017
EQT and Cinven seen as bellweather for funds to reassess options for listed assets trading underwater