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 270 professionals, based in 19 countries.
Alantra’s US presence is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and brings over 40 years of investment banking experience, providing M&A services to mid-market family-owned companies, mid cap corporate and private equity investors. The team is comprised of 20 experienced professionals.
Paul A. Colone
Managing Director & Partner
Paul A. Colone
Paul Colone is one of three US-based Partners of Alantra USA. He has over twenty years of M&A experience and is responsible for the execution of divestiture and acquisition programs for global companies and leading private equity firms.
Paul Colone is one of three US-based Partners of Alantra. He has over twenty years of M&A experience and is responsible for the execution of divestiture and acquisition programs for global companies and leading private equity firms Mr. Colone has completed successful transactions with a broad range of industrial and consumer clients. Many of his recent transactions have included producers of specialty materials and engineered components for filtration, electronics, medical and other industrial applications. Additionally, Mr. Colone has worked with several clients in the value-added distribution market. Mr. Colone received his MSc degree in International Securities Investment, and Banking from the ISMA Centre for Education and Research at the University of Reading in England where he studied as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. He received a bachelor’s degree with honors in economics from Boston College where he also graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Wade Aust is one of three US-based Partners of Alantra. He has twenty-two years of M&A experience and is responsible for the Business Services and Industrials sectors. He travels extensively between the US, Continental Europe and the UK. He competed on the 1984 and 1988 U.S. Olympic Sailing Teams and worked as a coach in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He received his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Mathematics from Salve Regina University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Joe Downing is one of three US-based Partners of Alantra. With twenty-five years of M&A experience, he has initiated, completed and integrated numerous global acquisitions and divestitures. Joe brings strong cross border capabilities to his client’s projects. He lived in Europe for eight years and speaks Danish fluently. He is the head of the US Food & Specialty Ingredients sector and has extensive experience working with companies along the entire food & nutrition chain from agriculture and ingredients to processing and retail products. Previously, Joe was the head of North American M&A for one of the largest and most successful European based food and nutritional ingredient manufacturers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Finance from Boston University where he was a member of the Boston University football team, and a master’s degree in International Business Administration from the University of Aalborg in Denmark.