Switzerland

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.

Alantra’s Swiss office provides comprehensive M&A, Debt and Equity advisory services to listed and private mid-market companies. Our expertise in Switzerland includes advising on more than 70 mid-market transactions with a total volume of over € 60 billion since 1998.

Partners

Martin Menzi

Managing Partner

Martin Menzi

Martin Menzi is a co-founder of N+1 Swiss Capital (now Alantra) and has 25 years of experience in M&A and corporate finance.

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Kurt Rüegg

Managing Partner

Kurt Rüegg

Kurt Rüegg is a co-founder of N+1 Swiss Capital (now Alantra) and has over 25 years of experience in M&A and corporate finance.

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Ralf Herrmann

Partner

Ralf Herrmann

Ralf has more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance having advised on more than 35 M&A and financing transactions.

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Transactions

SIX Group

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Alantra advised SIX Group on the acquisition of Aduno SA, the credit card acquiring business of Aduno Group.

Argos Soditic

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Alantra advised Argos Soditic, a leading pan-European private equity group focused on the mid-market, on the sale of its portfolio company BMF Group to a fund jointly managed by Rantum Capital and Cedarlake Capital.

Rieter

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Alantra advised Rieter, a world leading textile machinery manufacturer listed on the Swiss stock exchange with a market cap of CHF 1bn, on the acquisition of SSM, the textile machinery division of Swiss stock listed [...]

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

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Alantra advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG), a listed private equity company focusing on the mid-market, on the signing of an agreement to acquire a stake in duagon, a provider of network components for data communication in [...]

Hilcona

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Alantra advised the Toni Hilti Family Trust on the sale of its remaining 49% stake in Hilcona to listed Bell Food Group

Vaudoise Assurances Holding

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Advisor to Lausanne-headquartered Vaudoise Assurances Holding SA on the acquisition of a pair of Swiss asset managers based in Bern: Dr Meyer Asset Management AG, the fund manager of Swiss open-end real estate funds Immo Helvetic [...]

SIX Group

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Alantra advised SIX Group on the sale of its Austrian commercial issuing business (the issuing of credit and prepaid cards) to easybank, Austria’s largest and most profitable direct bank, with over 700,000 customer accounts. SIX [...]

Actelion

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February/2017 Fairness opinion provider to Actelion's Board on Johnson & Johnson’s CHF 30bn public tender offer Johnson & Johnson, the US-based healthcare giant, launched a public tender offer for all publicly held registered shares of [...]

Pax Anlage AG

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Sole financial advisor to Pax on the sale of publicly listed Pax Anlage AG

Implenia

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Advisor to Swiss construction company Implenia on the acquisition of German Bilfinger Hochbau

Energie Zürichsee Linth

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Alantra advises Swiss EZL in the sale of a 30% stake to a financial investor and the subsequent placement of a further 30% stake

Charles Vögele

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Advisor in the sale of Charles Vögele’s German business

Looser

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Advisor to listed Looser Holding on its announced combination with AFG

Syngenta

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Fairness opinion provider to Syngenta's Board on ChemChina’s US$43bn public tender offer

gategroup

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Fairness opinion provider to gategroup Holding AG Board on HNA Group public tender offer

FRANKE

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Advisor to Swiss Franke Group on the acquisition of Italian Mamoli

Graubündner Kantonalbank

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Financial advisor to Graubündner Kantonalbank on the increase of its stake in Privatbank Bellerive from 62.5% to 100%

Kaba

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Advisor to Kaba group on the structuring and negotiations of the CHF 500m syndicated loan facility

KOMAX

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Advisor to Komax Holding on the sale of Komax MedTech, an automation assembly company in the medtech space, to GIMA for approx. CHF 30mn (over €27mn)

KUONI

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Fairness opinion provider to Kuoni's Board on EQT Partners’ US$1.36bn public tender offer

HypothekenZentrum Mobiliar

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Sole financial advisor to Hypotheken-Zentrum on a long-term structured credit risk transfer program to Schweizerische Mobiliar Asset Management

Swisscanto

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Sole financial advisor in the sale of Swisscanto group to Zürcher Kantonalbank

KABA

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Fairness opinion provider to Kaba Holding on its merger with Dorma Holding to become the dorma+kaba group

PUBLIGROUPE

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Advisor to PubliGroupe on the sale of its subsidiary Publicitas to Aurelius

VESCORE

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Advisor to Vescore on its sale to TCMG

ADVALTECH

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Advisor to Adval Tech on the sale of its Mexico business and its medical technology activities in China to Phillips-Medisize

Hypotheken Zentrum GBK

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Sole financial advisor and arranger to HypothekenZentrum on a long-term structured credit risk transfer program to Graubündner Kantonalbank (GKB)

RUAG

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Advisor to Ruag on the sale of its subsidiary RUAG Mechanical Engineering to Berghoff

AFG

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Advisor to AFG on the sale of Forster refrigeration technology business to Zug

Moser Group

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Sole financial advisor in the sale of all operationals companies of Moser Group AG to a group of Swiss Investors

Grand Hotel Bellevue

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Financial advisor together with HVS Hodges Ward Elliott to Dr. h.c. Thomas Straumann for the sale of the Grand Hotel Bellevue SA.

RUAG Impreglon

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Sole finacial advisor in the sale of 100% of subsidiary RUAG Coatings AG to Impreglon SE

Stadler Rail Capvis

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Sole financial advisor in the buyback of 20% Stake from Capvis

RUAG ascom

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Sole financial advisor in the acquisition of defense activities of ascom

Swissphone – Orange Communication SA

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Sole financial advisor in the sale of Minority Stake in Orange Communication SA

Hypotheken Zentrum BKB

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Sole financial advisor and arranger to HypothekenZentrum on a long-term structured credit risk transfer program to Basler Kantonalbank (BKB)

RUNGIS express

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Sole financial advisor in the acquisition of Majority Stakein FIDECO

Crystal Travel

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Sole financial advisor in the Management Buy-out backed by private investor

Ascom

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Advisor to Ascom in the structuring and negotiation of a EUR 170m syndicated loan

Maurice Lacroix

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Sole financial advisor in the sale of the Majority Stake to DKSH and the Minority Stake to Davidoff

Feintool

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Sole financial advisor in the takeover by Franke Artemis Holding

ASH

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Advisor to Aebi Schmidt equipment in the structuring and negotiation of a EUR 80m syndicated loan

Workstation AG

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Sole financial advisor to workstation ag in the search of a partner for its future growth

Implenia Sulzer Immobilien AG

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Sole financial advisor to Implenia in the acquisition of Sulzer Immobilien AG from Sulzer AG for CHF 82.1m

Hypotheken Zentrum SGKB

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Sole financial advisor and arranger to HypothekenZentrum on a long-term structured credit risk transfer program to St.Galler Kantonalbank (SGKB)

ARYZTA

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Advisor to ARYZTA in the structuring and negotiation of a CHF 600m syndicated loan

Baumot

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Sole financial advisor to the shareholders of Baumot in selling a majority stake to US private equity fund Perseus

RUAG Oerlikon Space

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Sole financial advisor in the acquisition of oerlikon space

Kaba

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Advisor to Kaba group on the structuring and negotiations of the CHF 575m syndicated loan facility

sia Bosch

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Sole financial advisor to sia Abrasives on its successful defense against Giorgio Behr's takeover attempt and the subsequent recommended takeover offer from Bosch.

Bank Hugo Kahn

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Sole financial advisor to the selling shareholders of Bank Hugo Kahn on their succession planning

sia CHF

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Financial advisor to sia Abrasives on its successful defense against 40% shareholder Giorgio Behr

Adval Tech

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Sole financial advisor to Adval Tech on the structuring of said capital increase of CHF 100m and its execution.

Swiss StraBAG Group

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Sole financial advisor to the shareholders of the Swiss StraBAG Group on the sale of their companies

Adval Tech

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Sole financial advisor to Adval Tech on structuring and procurement of a CHF 120m credit facility

Implenia Laxey Partners (1/2)

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Sole financial advisor to Implenia on its successful defense against the unsolicited stake building and takeover bid from fund Laxey Partners

Hiestand

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We have been retained as sole financial advisor of Hiestand.

Desco von Schulthess

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Sole financial advisor to Desco von Schulthess Holding Ltd. in its succession planning

Implenia Laxey Partners (2/2)

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Sole financial advisor in the transfer of Laxey Stake to Private and Institutional Investors

Nationale Suisse

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Advisor to Nationale Suisse on Helvetia's public cash and share bid.

Nobel Biocare

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Fairness Opinion provider to Nobel Biocare in connection with the Public Tender Offer by Danaher

Stadler

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Advisor to Stadler on the acquisition of Voith Railservices

AEBI-SCHMIDT Group

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Sole financial advisor to AEBI's shareholder group in their acquisition of 100% of Germany based SCHMIDT from private equity firm BWK

Zürcher Kantonalbank

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Advisor to Zürcher Kantonalbank in structuring and placing its first ever mortgage backed capital market transaction with a volume of EUR 349m

Acorn Sarasin

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Fairness opinion provider for the public Exchange offer to the Shareholders of Acorn by Sarasin

Hiestand Fricopan

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Sole financial advisor in the acquisition of Fricopan

Hiestand

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Advisor to Hiestand in the structuring and procurement of a CHF 245m acquisition financing

Stadler Rail Group Capvis

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Sole advisor to the owner of Stadler Rail Group on the sale of a 20% minority stake to Capvis Equity Partners AG

A&A Liegenschaften Schweiz

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Sole financial advisor to the shareholders of A&A Liegenschaften Schweiz AG on the company's sale to Pramerica Real Estate Investors Ltd., London

Franke Holding AG

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Advisor to Franke Holding AG in a USD 170m US private placement

Capvis Equity Partners

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  December/2005 We assisted Capvis Equity Partners AG throughout the acquisition of Ticketcorner as its exclusive financial advisor (incl. securing acquisition financing provided by ZKB). Together with the existing management team, Capvis acquired a majority [...]

Zschokke and Batigroup

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Sole financial advisor to Zschokke Holding AG and Batigroup AG

Saia-Burgess Johnson Electric

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Sole financial advisor to Saia-Burgess on the recommended take-over offer from Johnson Electric Holdings Ltd

Saia-Burgess Sumida

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Sole financial advisor to Saia-Burgess on its successful defense against Sumida

Bernie’s

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Sole financial advisor to Bernie's owner on his succession planning

Ability AG and Winsto AG

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Sole financial advisor to Ability AG and Winsto AG in the acquisition of Avireal AG from SAirGroup/SAirLines in receivership - including the acquisition financing

Galenica

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Arranger and placement agent to Galenica in the private placement process

Mikron Technology Group

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Sole financial advisor to Mikron Technology Group on a CHF 110m equity injection and CHF 340m debt restructuring

Geberit

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Arranger and placement agent to Geberit in the private placement process

Forbo

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Arranger and placement agent to Forbo in the private placement process

ATEL

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Advisor to the consortium of ATEL and its Italian partners on the provision of EUR 3.0bn acquisition financing.

A&A

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Co-manager to A&A on the capital increase

Walter Meier

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Advisor to Walter Meier on the structuring and negotiation of a CHF 150m syndicated credit facility

AKAD

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Sole financial advisor to the Management Buy-in by J.Limancher Beteiligungs AG

Mikron Technology Group

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  October/1999 We initiated the private placement and acted together with its long term product partner, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), as arranger and placement agent to Mikron Technology Group. The USPP helped to [...]

Zürcher Kantonalbank

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Arranger of a CHF 1.1bn syndicated loan under the lead of ZKB for the Liechtenstein Global Trust

LGT Group

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Financial advisor and arranger to LGT on a structured credit facility for the portfolio.

Address

T. +41 44 552 50 50