Switzerland

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 20 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

Martin Menzi

Martin Menzi

Managing Partner

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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

Managing 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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Argos Soditic

Argos Soditic

Switzerland, France, Financial Institutions, Industry Machinery, M&A

Advisor to 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
SIX Group

SIX Group

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, M&A

Advisor to SIX Group on the acquisition of Aduno SA, the credit card acquiring business of Aduno Group.
Desco

Desco

Switzerland, Consumer & Retail, M&A

Advisor to Desco von Schulthess Holding Ltd. in its succession planning resulting in the sale of substantial parts of the group to DKSH
Rieter

Rieter

Switzerland, Industry Machinery, Manufacturing, M&A

Advisor to Rieter on the acquisition of SSM for a consideration amount of CHF 124mn
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, M&A

Advisor to 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
Hilcona

Hilcona

Switzerland, Food & Special Ingredients, M&A

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

Vaudoise Assurances

Switzerland, M&A

Advisor to Vaudoise Assurances Holding SA on the acquisition of a pair of Swiss asset managers based in Bern: Dr Meyer Asset Management AG and Berninvest AG
SIX Group

SIX Group

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, M&A

Advisor to SIX Group on the sale of its Austrian commercial issuing business (the issuing of credit and prepaid cards) to easybank
Actelion

Actelion

Switzerland, Healthcare, M&A

Alantra was mandated by the Board of Directors of Actelion Ltd. to provide a fairness opinion in order to assess the financial adequacy of the public tender offer launched by Johnson & Johnson
Implenia

Implenia

Switzerland, Germany, Building Products, Business Support, M&A

Advisor to Swiss construction company Implenia on the acquisition of German Bilfinger Hochbau from German company Apleona
Maurice Lacroix

Maurice Lacroix

Switzerland, Fashion, M&A

Advisor to Desco von Schulthess Holding in selling a majority stake in Maurice Lacroix and a minority shareholding to Zino Davidoff Luxury Group
Ruag

Ruag

Switzerland, Technology, M&A

Advisor to RUAG on its acquisition of Oerlikon Space
Charles Vögele

Charles Vögele

Switzerland, Consumer & Retail, M&A

Advisor to Sempione Retail on the sale of Charles Vögele’s German business
AFG

AFG

Switzerland, M&A

Advisor to AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG on the sale of its refrigerator technology business
Looser Group

Looser Group

Switzerland, Building Products, Industrials, M&A

Advisor to Looser Holding. Alantra´s role comprised the fair valuation of both companies, the analysis of exchange ratio, the transaction structuring, negotiations with the buyer as well as the overall project management
Syngenta

Syngenta

Switzerland, China, Chemicals, Consumer & Retail, M&A, Strategic Advisory

Alantra was mandated by the Board of Directors of Syngenta AG to provide a fairness opinion in order to assess the financial adequacy of the public tender offer
Graubündner Kantonalbank

Graubündner Kantonalbank

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, M&A

Advisor to Graubündner Kantonalbank on the acquisition of a 51%-stake in Swiss wealth manager Albin Kistler
Gategroup

Gategroup

Switzerland, Business Support, M&A

Alantra was mandated by the Board of Directors of gategroup Holding AG to provide a fairness opinion in order to assess the financial adequacy of the public tender offer
Graubündner Kantonalbank

Graubündner Kantonalbank

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, M&A

Alantra was exclusively mandated by GKB to assess strategic options, conduct financial analysis as well as business valuation and to advise on the structuring of the transactions
Franke

Franke

Switzerland, Italy, Industrials, M&A

Advisor to Swiss Franke Group on the acquisition of Italian Mamoli
Kaba

Kaba

Switzerland, Technology, Debt Advisory

Advisor to Swiss security technology group Kaba on the structuring and negotiation of the 5-year, CHF 500m syndicated loan facility
Komax

Komax

Switzerland, Industrials, M&A

Advisor to Komax on the sale of the company’s Medtech segment
Kuoni

Kuoni

Switzerland, Business Support, M&A, Strategic Advisory

Alantra was mandated by the Board of Directors of Kuoni Travel Holding AG to provide a fairness opinion in order to assess the financial adequacy of the public tender offer
HypothekenZentrum

HypothekenZentrum

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, Debt Advisory

Alantra acted as originator for and sole financial advisor to Hypotheken-Zentrum on a long-term structured credit risk transfer program to Schweizerische Mobiliar Asset Management
Swisscanto

Swisscanto

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, M&A

Advisor to 23 Swiss Cantonal Banks in the sale of their stakes in Swisscanto to Zürcher Kantonalbank
Kaba

Kaba

Switzerland, Business Support, M&A

Advisor to the Board of Directors of Kaba Holding AG to conduct a fairness opinion in order to assess the financial adequacy of the envisaged ownership interests of the two shareholder groups in the combined business
PubliGroupe

PubliGroupe

Switzerland, Technology, M&A

Advisor to PubliGroupe, a leading Swiss-based provider of marketing and media sales services listed on the Swiss stock exchange
Vescore

Vescore

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, M&A

Advisor to Vescore’s shareholders, one of the leading quantitative-oriented asset management boutiques in the German speaking area which emerged from the scientific community of the University of St. Gallen.
Adval Tech

Adval Tech

Switzerland, United States, Automotive, Industry Machinery, M&A

Advisor to Adval Tech Group, a global technology and process partner with focus on the complementary technologies of metal stamping and forming and plastic injection molding.
AdvalTech

AdvalTech

Switzerland, United States, Automotive, Industry Machinery, M&A

We acted as sole financial advisor to Adval Tech Group, a global technology and process partner
Ruag

Ruag

Switzerland, Technology, M&A

Advisor to RUAG on the sale of its non-core subsidiary RUAG Mechanical Engineering AG to family-owned Berghoff Holding GmbH
Moser Group

Moser Group

Switzerland, Fashion, M&A

Advisor to Moser Group, a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches and escapement components
Grand Hotel Bellevue

Grand Hotel Bellevue

Switzerland, Consumer & Retail, M&A

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

Ruag

Switzerland, Technology, M&A

Advisor to RUAG, a Swiss technology group active in the aerospace and defense sectors, in the sale of its subsidiary RUAG Coatings AG to Germany-listed Impreglon SE
Stadler Rail Group

Stadler Rail Group

Switzerland, Germany, Industrials, M&A

Advisor to Peter Spuhler, the owner and CEO of Stadler Rail, in the buyback of a 20%-stake in Stadler Rail sold to Capvis Equity Partners in 2006
Ruag

Ruag

Switzerland, Technology, M&A

Advisor to RUAG, a Swiss technology group active in the aerospace and defense sectors, in the acquisition of the Defense activities of Ascom
Swissphone

Swissphone

Switzerland, Technology, M&A

We advised Swissphone on all aspects of the disposal of a minority stake in Orange Communication SA to France Telecom
HypothekenZentrum AG

HypothekenZentrum AG

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, Debt Advisory

Advisor and arranger to HypothekenZentrum on a long-term structured credit risk transfer program to Basler Kantonalbank (BKB) as a new risk carrier
Rungis Express

Rungis Express

Switzerland, Food & Special Ingredients, M&A

Advisor to RUNGIS express on the acquisition of a majority stake in Swiss fine food wholesaler Fideco
Crystal Travel

Crystal Travel

Switzerland, Consumer & Retail, M&A

Advisor to a managing director and a private investor in the MBO transaction of Crystal Travel
Ascom

Ascom

Switzerland, Healthcare, Debt Advisory

Advisor to Ascom, the SIX-listed international provider of mission-critical communication solutions, in the structuring and negotiation of a EUR 170m syndicated loan
Feintool

Feintool

Switzerland, Industry Machinery, Technology, M&A

Advisor to Feintool’s Board of Directors with respect to the unsolicited takeover bid from Artemis
ASH

ASH

Switzerland, Industry Machinery, Debt Advisory

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

Aryzta

Switzerland, Food & Special Ingredients, Debt Advisory

Advisor to Aryzta in the structuring and negotiation of a CHF 600m syndicated loan facility
HypothekenZentrum

HypothekenZentrum

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, Debt Advisory

Advisor and arranger to HypothekenZentrum on a long-term structured credit risk transfer program to St.Galler Kantonalbank (SGKB) as a new risk carrier
Baumot

Baumot

Switzerland, Manufacturing, M&A

Advisor to the shareholders of Baumot in selling a majority stake to US private equity fund Perseus
Kaba

Kaba

Switzerland, Technology, Debt Advisory

Advisor to Swiss security technology group Kaba on the structuring and negotiation of the 4-year, CHF 575m syndicated loan facility
Sia Abrasives

Sia Abrasives

Switzerland, Industrials, Manufacturing, M&A

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

Bank Hugo Kahn

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, M&A

Advisor to the selling shareholders of Bank Hugo Kahn on their succession planning
Sia Abrasives

Sia Abrasives

Switzerland, Industrials, Manufacturing, M&A

Advisor to sia Abrasives on its successful defense against 40% shareholder Giorgio Behr
Hiestand

Hiestand

Switzerland, Food & Special Ingredients, Capital Markets

Advisor on the merger of IAWS and Hiestand to form Aryzta
Adval Tech

Adval Tech

Switzerland, Automotive, Industry Machinery, Debt Advisory

Advisor to Adval Tech on the structuring of said capital increase of CHF 100m and its execution.
STRABAG

STRABAG

Switzerland, Building Products, M&A

Advisor to the shareholders of the Swiss STRABAG Group on the sale of their companies – STRABAG Strassenbau und Beton AG, Witta Bau AG and Frey + Götschi AG – to Austrian STRABAG SE
Adval Tech

Adval Tech

Switzerland, Automotive, Industry Machinery, Capital Markets

Advisor to Adval Tech on structuring and procurement of a CHF 120mn 4-year revolving credit facility
Implenia

Implenia

Switzerland, Building Products, M&A

Advisor to Implenia on its successful defense against the unsolicited stake building and subsequent takeover bid from activist hedge fund Laxey Partners
Implenia

Implenia

Switzerland, Building Products, M&A

After 2.5 years of rather confrontational shareholdership, Laxey Partners, a British activist hedge fund, has sold its 52%-stake in Implenia, Switzerland's largest construction group. Throughout the entire period, we acted as advisors
Nationale Suisse

Nationale Suisse

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, M&A

Alantra has advised the Board of Swiss National Insurance Ltd. on its public transaction with Helvetia Holding AG
Nobel Biocare

Nobel Biocare

Switzerland, Healthcare, M&A

Alantra was mandated by Nobel Biocare Holding AG to provide a fairness opinion in order to assess the financial adequacy of the public tender offer launched by Danaher Corporation
Capvis

Capvis

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, M&A

We assisted Capvis Equity Partners AG throughout the acquisition of Ticketcorner as its exclusive financial advisor
Stadler Rail Group

Stadler Rail Group

Switzerland, Industrials, M&A

Advisor to Stadler Rail on the acquisition of Voith Group’s Dutch subsidiary Voith Railservices B.V
AEBI

AEBI

Switzerland, Automotive, M&A

We acted as sole financial advisor to AEBI’s shareholder group in their acquisition of 100% of Germany based SCHMIDT from private equity firm BWK
Zürcher Kantonalbank

Zürcher Kantonalbank

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, Debt Advisory

We advised Zürcher Kantonalbank in structuring and placing its first ever mortgage backed capital market transaction with a volume of EUR 349mn
Acorn

Acorn

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, M&A

Sarabet AG a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank Sarasin & Co made a public exchange offer to the shareholders of Acorn Alternative Strategies AG
Hiestand

Hiestand

Switzerland, Food & Special Ingredients, Manufacturing, M&A

Assistance to Hiestand throughout the acquisition of Fricopan as its exclusive financial advisor
Hiestand

Hiestand

Switzerland, Food & Special Ingredients, Debt Advisory

Hiestand, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of deep-frozen and convenience bakery products, has acquired German family business Fricopan
Stadler Rail Group

Stadler Rail Group

Switzerland, Germany, Industrials, M&A

Advisor to the owner of Stadler Rail Group on the sale of a 20% minority stake to Capvis Equity Partners AG
A&A Liegenschaften

A&A Liegenschaften

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, M&A

Advisor to the shareholders of A&A Liegenschaften Schweiz AG on the company’s sale to Pramerica Real Estate Investors Ltd
Franke

Franke

Switzerland, Consumer & Retail, Debt Advisory

We initiated a USD 170m US private placement and acted together with Royal Bank of Scotland as arranger and placement agent to Franke Holding AG
Zschokke Holding and Batigroup Holding

Zschokke Holding and Batigroup Holding

Switzerland, M&A

Advisor to Zschokke Holding AG and Batigroup Holding AG throughout their public merger process in order to form Implenia
Saia-Burgess

Saia-Burgess

Switzerland, Industrial Automation, M&A

We acted as sole financial advisor to Saia-Burgess on the recommended take-over offer from Johnson Electric Holdings Ltd, the Hong Kong-based industrial electronics manufacturer
Saia-Burgess

Saia-Burgess

Switzerland, Industrial Automation, M&A

We acted as sole financial advisor to Saia-Burgess on its successful defense against Sumida
Bernie’s

Bernie’s

Switzerland, Fashion, M&A

Advisor to Bernie’s owner and founder of Bernie Lehrer on the sale of the company to Mariella Burani Fashion Group SpA, an Italian based manufacturer and distributor of luxury apparel and leather goods collections
Ability AG and Winsto AG

Ability AG and Winsto AG

Switzerland, M&A

We acted as sole financial advisor to Ability AG and Winsto AG in the acquisition of Avireal AG from SAirGroup/SAirLines in receivership – including the acquisition financing
PSP Swiss Property

PSP Swiss Property

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, Capital Markets

We advised PSP Swiss Property in partnership with JPMorgan on the capital increase, further improving PSP’s potential for acquisitive growth
Galenica

Galenica

Switzerland, Healthcare, Debt Advisory

We initiated the private placement and acted together with its long term product partner, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), as arranger and placement agent to Galenica
Mikron Technology Group

Mikron Technology Group

Switzerland, Industrial Automation, M&A

We acted as sole financial advisor to Mikron Technology Group on a CHF 110m equity injection and CHF 340m debt restructuring
Geberit

Geberit

Switzerland, Healthcare, Debt Advisory

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 Geberit
Forbo

Forbo

Switzerland, Building Products, Debt Advisory

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 Forbo
Atel

Atel

Switzerland, Energy, Debt Advisory

We advised the consortium of ATEL and its Italian partners on the provision of EUR 3.0bn acquisition financing
A&A | EIC Electricity

A&A | EIC Electricity

Switzerland, Energy, Capital Markets

We acted as co-manager in A&A | EIC Electricity’s capital increase
Walter Meier

Walter Meier

Switzerland, Energy, Technology, Debt Advisory

We advised Walter Meier on the structuring and negotiation of a CHF 150m syndicated credit facility (term loan and revolver)
PSP Swiss Property

PSP Swiss Property

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, Capital Markets

We advised PSP Swiss Property in partnership with Morgan Stanley on its IPO – a spin off from Zurich Insurance Group
AKAD

AKAD

Switzerland, M&A

We advised the buyers on all aspects (including the acquisition financing) of the purchase of AKAD, the second largest private schooling organization in Switzerland.
Mikron Technology Group

Mikron Technology Group

Switzerland, Industrial Automation, Debt Advisory

We initiated the private placement and acted as arranger and placement agent to Mikron Technology Group
Zürcher Kantonalbank

Zürcher Kantonalbank

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, Debt Advisory

We arranged a CHF 1.1bn syndicated loan under the lead of ZKB for the Liechtenstein Global Trust
LGT Group

LGT Group

Switzerland, Financial Institutions, Debt Advisory

We acted as financial advisor and arranger to LGT on a 5-year structured credit facility for the portfolio.