Board of Directors

Santiago Eguidazu

Executive Chairman of Alantra Group

Santiago Eguidazu

Santiago Eguidazu holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration, a Master’s in Philosophy and he is a State Economist…

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Santiago Bergareche

Vice Chairman

Santiago Bergareche

Mr. Santiago Bergareche holds a Degree in Economic Sciences and Law from Deusto Commercial University. He is currently Deputy Chairman of the Ferrovial Group…

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José Antonio Abad

Member

José Antonio Abad

Mr. José Antonio Abad began his career at Arthur Andersen and has been Director of Corporate Finance and member of the steering Committee of AB Asesores and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. He is one of the founding partners of  Alantra Group…

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Javier Carretero

Member

Javier Carretero

José Javier Carretero is an Industrial Engineer from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and holds a Master’s in Economics and Management from IESE…

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Luis Carlos Croissier

Member

Luis Carlos Croissier

Luis Carlos Croissier holds a degree in Economics from Universidad Complutense of Madrid and a postgraduate qualification from the Université de Paris –Sorbonne…

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María Garaña

Member

María Garaña

Mrs. María Garaña holds a reputable track-record leading business units and companies, obtaining benefits and increasing profitability indexes. She has been CEO for 10 years in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia….

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Rafael Jiménez

Member

Rafael Jiménez

Rafael Jiménez holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Barcelona…

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Jorge Mataix

Member

Jorge Mataix

Mr. Jorge Mataix joined the AB Asesores Group as Head of Private Equity and, from 2000 to present day he has been Deputy Chairman of Alantra…

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Alfred Vinton

Member

Alfred Vinton

Alfred M. Vinton received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He has developed his professional career at JP Morgan…

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Executive Team

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Management Team and Corporate Services

Santiago Eguidazu

Executive Chairman and CEO of Alantra Group

Santiago Eguidazu

Santiago Eguidazu holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration, a Master’s in Philosophy and he is a State Economist.

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Jacobo Llanza

Partner & CEO of Asset Management

Jacobo Llanza

CEO of Alantra Asset Management with over 26 years of experience…

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Mark Pensaert

Head of Investment Banking

Mark Pensaert

Mark Pensaert is a highly-reputed investment banker in Europe. Until January 2015 he was CEO of Leonardo & Co. Europe. Before that, he was Managing Director at Lazard, where he set up the Benelux business for the firm.

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Francisco Albella

Head of Legal Department and Secretary of the Board of Directors

Francisco Albella

He holds a Degree from the University of Valencia (specialising in Private Law)…

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Iñigo de Cáceres

General Manager

Iñigo de Cáceres

Mr. De Cáceres is General Manager of Alantra since his joining in 2006…

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Patricia Pascual Ramsay

Head of Strategy, Corporate Development & Communication

Patricia Pascual Ramsay

Patricia is in charge of the corporate development of the group as well as holding responsibility over the international corporate finance business…

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Investment Banking

United States

Joseph J. Downing Jr.

Managing Director & Partner

Joseph J. Downing Jr.

Joe Downing is one of three US-based Partners of Alantra USA. With twenty-five years of M&A experience, he has initiated, completed and integrated numerous global acquisitions and divestitures.

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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.

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R. Wade Aust

Managing Director & Partner

R. Wade Aust

Wade Aust is one of three US-based Partners of Alantra USA. He has twenty-two years of M&A experience and is responsible for the Business Services and Industrials sectors.

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Germany

Wolfram Schmerl

Managing Partner

Wolfram Schmerl

Worked on more than 65 completed M&A transactions with an accumulated transaction volume of more than € 12bn…

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Frank Merkel

Managing Partner

Frank Merkel

Frank Merkel’s career has focused on M&A for more than 15 years, including co-founding C.W. Downer & Co.’s German office in 2003 (now Alantra). In that time he has led more than 50 M&A deals, most of which are cross-border sell-side transactions…

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Robert von Finckenstein

Managing Partner

Robert von Finckenstein

Worked on more than 50 completed leveraged buy-outs and MBOs in Germany, North America and the UK.

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France

Franck Portais

Partner & CEO of Alantra France

Franck Portais

Franck Portais has extensive experience in M&A and Private Equity, having advised on more than 50 transactions with a total value of over €10bn during the last 10 years.

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Ashley Rountree

Managing partner

Ashley Rountree

Mr. Rountree has worked in the international corporate development field since 1983…

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Franck Noat

Managing partner

Franck Noat

Franck Noat has nearly a 20-year experience in corporate finance, having advised corporate, investment funds and governments in France, Europe and Emerging Markets. Franck joined Alantra from Oddo & Cie where he was head of M&A in the investment banking arm…

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Olivier Guignon

Executive partner

Olivier Guignon

Olivier started his career as a lawyer during 3 years and then spent 13 years in the Legal and Financial Affairs of Lazard where he has been involved in several transactions involving listed companies…

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Oriane Durvye

Executive partner

Oriane Durvye

Oriane has 10 years of M&A experience in various sectors such as media, food and retail. She has advised entrepreneurs, corporates and private equity houses on many buy-side and sell-side transactions, often cross-border…

Spain

Miguel Hernández

Managing Director and Head of Alantra Corporate Finance Spain

Miguel Hernández

Miguel is Corporate Real Estate & Financial Sponsors Director…

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Guillermo Arbolí

Chairman of Alantra Corporate Finance Spain

Guillermo Arbolí

Industrial Engineer, ETSII (Bilbao) and MBA (IESE)…

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Oscar García-Cabeza

Managing Director of Alantra Corporate Finance

Oscar García-Cabeza

Oscar is managing partner of Alantra’s M&A area and responsible for the Financial Institutions Group team. He has been involved in more than 40 operations…

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Joel Grau

Partner & Co-founder of Alantra Corporate Portfolio Advisors

Joel Grau

Joel has advised on numerous and very important Platforms, Real Estate and Debt transactions advising, on one side, some of the main sellers in the Spanish market…

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Alfonso Higuero

Partner & CEO of Alantra Equities

Alfonso Higuero

Managing partner of Alantra Equities since July 2010…

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Carlos Rodríguez-Viña

Managing Director of Alantra Corporate Finance

Carlos Rodríguez-Viña

Carlos is specialized in consumer goods, real estate and private equity and has 15 years of experience in investment banking…

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Javier Cabrera

Director & Co-founder Alantra Corporate Portfolio Advisors

Javier Cabrera

Javier is one of the co-founders of Alantra Corporate Portfolio Advisory. Before joining Alantra in 2014, he worked as Manager at KPMG Corporate Finance, specialized in transaction of non-core assets…

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Félix Rivera

Director & Co-founder of Alantra Corporate Portfolio Advisors

Félix Rivera

Félix holds a Degree in Business Studies (Caixanova Business School of Vigo). Before joining Alantra in 2014, he worked as Senior Manager at KPMG Corporate Finance…

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Roberto León

Managing Director of Alantra Corporate Finance

Roberto León

 He holds a degree in Business Administration and Law (ICADE)…

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Italy

Lorenzo Astolfi

Partner & CEO of Alantra Italy

Lorenzo Astolfi

Mr. Astolfi holds a Degree in International Economics from Università Bocconi and is CEO of Alantra Italy…

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Stefano Bellavita

Partner & Managing Director of Alantra Italy

Stefano Bellavita

Stefano has broad experience on the sector, having worked for 3 years in Arthur Andersen and for almost 13 in the investment banking industry at Schroders, Citigroup and JPMorgan both in London and Milan…

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Francesco Moccagatta

Partner & Managing Director of Alantra Italy

Francesco Moccagatta

Francesco joined Alantra in Milan as a Managing Director and Partner…

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Switzerland

Martin Menzi

Senior Partner

Martin Menzi

Martin Menzi is a co-founder of Alantra Swiss Capital and has 25 years of experience in M&A and corporate finance.

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Kurt Rüegg

Senior Partner

Kurt Rüegg

Kurt Rüegg is a co-founder of Alantra Swiss Capital 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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Benelux

Mark Pensaert

Head of Investment Banking

Mark Pensaert

Mark Pensaert is a highly-reputed investment banker in Europe. Until January 2015 he was CEO of Leonardo & Co. Europe. Before that, he was Managing Director at Lazard, where he set up the Benelux business for the firm.

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Latam

Julio Cardenal

Managing Partner of Chile

Julio Cardenal

Julio Cardenal is a senior partner at Landmark Capital (part of Alantra Group) and was also a founding partner of IB Partners, Landmark´s preceding company.

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Pablo Larraín

Partner

Pablo Larraín

Pablo Larraín is a partner at Landmark Capital (part of Alantra Group). He was a principal at IB Partners for 10 years and prior to that he was the Development Director for Endesa in Brazil…

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Hernán Sambucetti

Managing Partner

Hernán Sambucetti

Hernán Sambucetti is a partner at Landmark Capital and the Country Head for Argentina…

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Gianni Casanova

Managing Partner

GIanni Casanova

Gianni Casanova is a partner at Landmark Capital and the Country Head for Brazil…

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Raul Ciarelli

Partner

Raul Ciarelli

Raul Ciarelli is a partner at Landmark Capital (now Alantra Group). He was a partner for 9 years at LatinFinance Advisory & Research, one of the main Brazilian investment boutiques…

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Francisco Javier Aduriz

Managing parner of Colombia

Francisco Javier Aduriz

Francisco Javier Aduriz is a partner at Landmark Capital (now Alantra Group) and the Country Head for Colombia.

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Guillermo Arnaiz

Partner

Guillermo Arnaiz

Guillermo Arnaiz is a partner at Landmark Capital (part of Alantra Group). He has extensive experience in corporate finance and M&A…

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Greece

George Longos

Head of Alantra Greece

George Longos

George has 15 years of experience in Investment Banking and Private Equity in Greece and the wider Balkan region. His professional background includes a long career in one of the four Greek systemic banks before co-founding the first structured credit fund in Greece.

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Turkey

Okan Altuğ

Chairman of Alantra Daruma Corporate Finance

Okan Altuğ

Mr. Altug has over 20 years of experience in LBO, corporate finance & investment banking with specialization in project finance and M&A advisory….

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Tülay Kaya

Partner & CEO of Alantra Daruma Corporate Finance

Tülay Kaya

Tülay Kaya has extensive experience in debt finance, mezzanine and M&A advisory. Within Alantra Daruma she is leading the Energy, Business Support Services, Construction, FMCG and Metal Processing sectors….

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Özkan Yavaşal

Partner

Özkan Yavaşal

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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Orkun Altuğ

Managing Partner of Alantra Daruma Corporate Finance

Orkun Altuğ

Orkun Altug is responsible for food, chemicals and paper & packaging industries in Alantra Daruma…

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United Kingdom

Tim Cockroft

CEO of Alantra Singer

Tim Cockroft

Tim’s driving ambition for Alantra Singer is to be the leading Mid and Small Cap broker in the UK…

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Ireland

Philip Smith

Head of Alantra Ireland

Philip Smith

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Asset Management

Active Funds

Julián Cepeda

Partner & QMC Portfolio Manager

Julián Cepeda

QMC II Fund portfolio manager. More than 22 years’ experience including active fund management (at Alantra AM since 2003)…

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Francisco De Juan

Partner & EQMC Portfolio Manager

Francisco De Juan

EQMC portfolio manager since 2010, with over 16 years experience. Active fund management at Alantra AM since 2006…

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Private Equity

Federico Pastor

Chairman of Alantra Private Equity

Federico Pastor

Federico’s long and diverse private equity career spans over 24 years. In Alantra Private Equity since 1992, he has led or co-led in a large number of transactions covering most industrial sectors, all manner of investment structures and several business cycles…

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Gonzalo Rivera

Partner & CEO of Alantra Private Equity

Gonzalo Rivera

Gonzalo’s extensive private equity career – of over 20 years – was built at some of the best reputed mid-market firms in Spain…

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Javier Arana

Partner

Javier Arana

Javier has over 10 years of private equity experience, first in the local mid-market firm MCH, and, from 2007, at Alantra Private Equity…

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Bruno Delgado

Partner

Bruno Delgado

Bruno’s 15 years of experience in private equity (he joined Mercapital in 1999) were preceded by his work as management consultant in McKinsey, and as financier at Sevillana de Electricidad..

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Mariano Moreno

Partner

Mariano Moreno

Mariano has a unique combination of experience in private equity, industry and management consulting…

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David Santos

Partner

David Santos

David started his private equity career in 2006, at Alantra Private Equity, after eight years as a management consultant at McKinsey, having previously worked as a financial analyst at Salomon Brothers..

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Private Debt

Luis Felipe Castellanos

Partner

Luis Felipe Castellanos

Holds more than 20 years experience analysing and structuring complex national and international debt transactions…

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REIM

Luis Iglesias

Partner& Head of Alantra REIM (Spain)

Luis Iglesias

Luis has a 14 years’ experience in Real Estate, including investment, financing, structuring and asset management…

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Wealth Management

Javier Arruti

Partner & Chairman of Alantra Syz

Javier Arruti

Before joining Alantra SYZ, Javier was partner in AB Asesores and CEO in Morgan Stanley.

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Alfonso Gil

Partner & CEO of Alantra SYZ

Alfonso Gil

More than 25 years of experience in Private Banking. Alfonso was partner of AB Asesores and Managing Director in Morgan Stanley.

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Jaime Porras

Partner

Jaime Porras

Before joining Alantra SYZ, Jaime was associate at KPMG Peat Marwick, Tax Director at BNP Spain, private banking director at Banco Urquijo and Deputy Chairman of Citigroup Private Bank.

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Luis Altarejos

Back office director

Luis Altarejos

He has worked in the corporate clients division of Telefonica, and he has been Back Office Director of Morgan Stanley.

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Manuel Arias

Partner

Manuel Arias

Prior to his incorproration, Manuel was Private Banker at Morgan Stanley and Director of the Ultra High Wealth Management Individuals at “Caixabank Private Banking”.

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Diego Bareño

Partner

Diego Bareño

Diego has a strong expertise in Private Banking over the last years. First in AB Asesores, and as Vice President at Morgan Stanley. Before joining Alantra SYZ, he was Director of Bilbao office at “Caixabank Private Banking.

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Rebeca Fdez-Sueiro

Partner

Rebeca Fdez-Sueiro

Over 15 years of experience in Wealth Management. Rebeca It has recovered different positions of responsibility inside the area of Business Development, at Morgan Stanley and “Caixabank Private Banking”.

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Sergio García

Partner

Sergio García

Over 15 years of experience in Wealth Management and alternative investments. Before joining Alantra SYZ, institutional sales and UHNWI at Morgan Stanley, and at “Caixabank Private Banking”, as a director for Key Clients coverage.

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Jordi Grau

Partner

Jordi Grau

Jordi has a wide experience in private banking since his incorporation at AB Asesores. Prior to hin incorporation to Alantra SYZ, he was Director of Private Banking at Caixabank.

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Íñigo Marco-Gardoqui

Partner

Íñigo Marco-Gardoqui

Before joining Alantra SYZ, Iñigo was Director of the Ultra High Wealth Management Individuals area in “Caixabank Private Banking” and Executive Director of Morgan Stanley (2001-2008).

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