Germany

Overview

In Corporate Finance Alantra has consolidated itself as a leading independent financial advisor in the global mid-market.

We provide all range of investment banking services to midmarket companies and institutions through a highly talented and experienced team made up of more than 280 professionals, based in 21 countries.

The German office of Alantra is comprised of 30 professionals providing M&A and Debt Advisory & Restructuring services (including debt advisory for private equity sponsor driven deals) to mid-market family-owned companies, mid cap corporate and institutional investors.

Managing Partners

Wolfram Schmerl

Managing Partner

Wolfram Schmerl

Wolfram gained over 25 years of experience in Corporate Finance with Hauck & Aufhäuser, Sal. Oppenheim and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

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Robert von Finckenstein

Managing Partner

Robert von Finckenstein

Worked on more than 75 completed leveraged buy-outs and MBOs in Germany, North America and the UK.

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Frank Merkel

Managing Partner

Frank Merkel

Mr. Merkel has significant experience within various industrial sectors, in particular he is leading Alantra’s global Industrial Automation sector team and has a dedicated focus on the Oil & Gas and Marine industries.

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Managing Directors

Bernd Schneider

Managing Director

Bernd Schneider

Dr. Bernd Schneider has a broad experience in this sector, having advised on more than 45 transactions in all relevant sub-segments of the chemical industry.
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Ulrich Müller

Managing Director

Ulrich Müller

Mr. Müller has over 18 years of Corporate Finance experience, mainly relating to M&A transactions.
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Gregor Korte

Managing Director

Gregor Korte

In the past he has advised corporate and private equity clients as well as entrepreneurs on a variety of issues including corporate divestitures, acquisitions, IPOs and buy-outs.
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Directors

Christoph Handrup

Director

Christoph Handrup

Christoph has over 13 years of experience in M&A and debt advisory. He successfully advised corporate clients and private equity investors on numerous domestic as well as international M&A transactions.
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Konstantin Kastius

Director

Konstantin Kastius

Konstantin has over 15 years of experience in M&A and debt advisory. He advised on numerous transactions in the industrials & services, TMT and consumer goods sector for both, corporate and private equity clients.
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Maximilian Rohardt

Director

Maximilian Rohardt

Maximilian has extensive experience in both leveraged finance (structuring and arranging of leveraged buy-outs, recaps/refinancings) and in restructuring (development of complex restructuring solutions for both distressed corporate/LBO and real estate debt).
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Jens Schmadel

Director

Jens Schmadel

Jens has over 10 years of experience in M&A and debt advisory. He successfully advised corporate clients and private equity investors on numerous domestic as well as international M&A transactions.
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Jochen Köhler

Director

Jochen Köhler

Jochen has more than 9 years of experience in M&A advisory. He has worked on buy and sell side mandates for financial sponsors as well as corporate clients and has gained extensive transaction experience from numerous successfully closed cross-border M&A transactions.
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Raymond Morin

Director

Raymond Morin

While at Downer and Lehman Brothers, as well as at Booz-Allen Hamilton as a strategy consultant, Ray Morin has advised clients in the Industrials, Oil & Gas, Automotive and Chemicals sectors, including mandates from both corporate and private equity clients.
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Michaela Pfeifenberger

Director

Michaela Pfeifenberger

Ms. Pfeifenberger has advised both private equity and corporate clients on M&A transactions specifically within the Industrial Automation and Oil & Gas and Marine sectors, mainly on sell-side transactions.
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Christopher Jobst

Director

Christopher Jobst

He has more than 9 years of experience in corporate finance with leading mid-cap focused investment banks in Germany. He advised on various transactions predominantly in the Healthcare and Industrials sector for both, corporate as well as private equity clients.
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Transactions

Avedo Group

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Alantra advised Seafort Advisors, a German private equity fund, and the Management team on the sale of 75% of the shares in Avedo Group, a leading telesales and dialogue-marketing specialist, to Ströer SE & Co. [...]

Oaktree

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Alantra advised funds managed by Oaktree (“Oaktree”), a leading global alternative investment management firm, on its recent investment regarding the establishment of a new ultra-high end luxury cruise concept, which initially will start with three [...]

Quadriga Capital

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Alantra has advised Funds advised by Quadriga Capital on its sale of M&R Automation GmbH, a leading industrial automation company to PIA Automation Holding GmbH which recently was spun off from Preh Group (part of [...]

Sojitz Corporation

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Alantra advised Sojitz Corporation on the acquisition of solvadis holding

Mahle Group

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Alantra has advised MAHLE Group on the sale of MAHLE Motorkomponenten GmbH

Silverfleet Capital Partners

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  Silverfleet Capital Partners (“Silverfleet”) has sold its shares in Orizon, the eighth largest temporary staffing company in Germany, to listed Japanese Outsourcing Inc. for a total consideration of € 75 million. Completion of the [...]

Ergon Capital Partners III S.A

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  Alantra advises Ergon Capital Partners III S.A. as exclusive M&A and Debt advisor on the acquisition of Deutsche Intensivpflege Holding GmbH (“DIH”). Ergon Capital Partners III S.A. (“Ergon”) recently signed an agreement to invest [...]

IK Investment Partners

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  IK Investment Partners (“IK”) has acquired SCHOCK, the world’s leading granite kitchen sink manufacturer, from HQ Equita, investing alongside its current management. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary legal and regulatory approvals. [...]

IK Partners

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Advisor to IK Investment Partners on the acquisition of Aposan, a leading pharmaceutical homecare company in Germany, from founding partner

Duran Group

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Advisor to OEP / Duran Group on the acquisition of Kimble Chase, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of laboratory and scientific glassware, from Gerresheimer / Thermo Fisher Scientific

Equistone

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Advisor to Equistone Partners Europe on the acquisition of United Initiators, a world leading manufacturer of organic peroxides and persulfates, from Vision Capital and Speyside Equity.

Mahle

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Advisor to Mahle GmbH on the sale of its industrial filtration business to Filtration Group

Lindsay Goldberg

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Advisor to Lindsay Goldberg on the acquisition of Schur Flexibles Group, a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging products in Europe

Equita

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Advisor to Equita on the sale of LMF, a producer of high pressure compressor systems used in the oil & gas industry, to Kaishan, a Hong Kong listed competitor

ROCA

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Advisor to Roca on the sale of a 25% stake in German Duravit

Chequers capital

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Advisor to Chequers Capital on the acquisition of Spandex. Alantra advised Chequers Capital as exclusive M&A and Debt Advisor.

Emmegi

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Advisor to Italian Emmegi on the acquisition of German Elumatec.

Herkules Capital

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Advisor to Herkules Capital AS on the sale of Hatteland Display AS to Norautron Group AS

Equita

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Advisor to Equita, the investment holding company of Harald Quandt, on the sale of a majority stake of CaseTech to the German entrepreneur Frank Niedecker.

Tyrol Equity

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Advisor to Tyrol Equity on the sale of a majority stake in BBS GmbH to the Korean industrial group Nice Holdings.

Conditorei Coppenrath & Wiese GmbH & Co. KG

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Advisor to Conditorei Coppenrath & Wiese GmbH & Co. KG on its sale to Dr. August Oetker KG.

Echo Medien

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Echo Medien (a regional South Hesse newspaper) and its managing shareholder (50% stake), Dr. Hans-Peter Bach, on the sale of the company to Rhein Main Holding

Equistone Partners

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Advisor to Equistone Partners on a debt raising in connection with the acquisition of Polo Motorrad und Sportwear.

Equita

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Advisor to Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA on the sale of Transnorm Beteiligungen GmbH to IK Investment Partners of Sweden

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