Alantra awarded as M&A Firm of the Year in Switzerland by Mergermarket

Date 12 December 2017

Type Investment Banking

Alantra, the global mid-market investment banking and asset management specialist, was named the M&A Firm of the Year in Switzerland at Mergermarket’s Annual European M&A Awards ceremony in London. The Mergermarket M&A Awards are the most sought-after honors in the deal industry across Europe.

The ceremony saw Alantra recognized for leading major M&A in Switzerland. In the year under review (1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017), Alantra advised on 13 announced deals for a total volume of over €28bn in Switzerland. Noteworthy deals in this period include, among others: Johnson & Johnson’s public takeover for Actelion (Fairness opinion providers to Actelion’s BoD); the simultaneous sale in two different transactions of a 71%-stake in Pax Anlage AG, a listed Swiss real estate company, to Baloise; the acquisition of the credit card acquiring and terminal business of Aduno Group by SIX Group; and the acquisition of a stake in Swiss data components manufacturer duagon by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG.

This recognition adds up to Alantra’s unique position among independent advisors, having ranked in Q3 2017 as second EMEA independent advisor and fifth in the US, according to Dealogic. The Firm also ranks as Top20 advisor in Europe both by value advised and by number of deals in the Mergermarket rankings.