In Alternative Asset Management, Alantra entered Venture Capital through the acquisition of a strategic stake in Asabys Partners, a Pan-European Venture Capital firm specialized in investments in the life sciences and health sectors, and the reinforcement of its Real Estate practice with the incorporation of a new team led by Juan Velayos.
The Private Equity, Private Debt and Real Estate divisions completed a total of 6 investments, 2 add-ons and 1 divestment during the year.
The Group completed the fundraising of a new private debt fund and started the fundraising of a new real estate private debt fund. Total assets under management in direct investments stood at €2.5bn.
2019 was also remarkable for the Investment Banking division in the number and quality of deals advised, market recognition and organic growth. Alantra advised in over 150 transactions, which helped us rank among the Top 5 independent advisors in Europe, in M&A and in bond placings.
The Group deepened its sector specialization and geographical presence through the opening of new offices in Hong Kong, Denmark and Chicago and the addition of a Managing Director to strengthen its global Chemicals practice.
Finally, Alantra won the Pan-European Corporate Finance House of the Year 2019 in the Private Equity Awards. The award was a recognition for the expansion of the firm as well as the value created for its clients across Europe.
Alantra’s global Credit Portfolio Advisory (CPA) team are the leading advisor to financial institutions, platforms, investors and financiers for credit and real estate transactions.
Our Credit Portfolio Advisory (CPA) team was established at Alantra in 2014 and has since grown to over 180 professionals, both organically and through the acquisition of KPMG’s Global Portfolio Solutions Group in London in 2018.
CPA is supported by big data and artificial intelligence-driven real estate valuations services through urbanData Analytics, a pioneer in the PropTech space. With over 90 clients in the network, our team of analysts and data experts is in a unique position to support the ongoing rehabilitation of European bank balance sheets, while serving the considerable needs of both banks and investors seeking to deploy liquidity and manage balance sheet risk.