Alantra continues to boost its FIG and Technology offering with MD appointments in London and NYC

Date 16 January 2024

Type Investment Banking

London / New York – Alantra, the independent global mid-market financial services firm, has boosted both its Financial Institutions Group and Technology teams with Managing Director appointments: Patrick Porritt joins the Firm with a focus on FIG M&A and will be based in London; Pierre-Alain Rikkers will focus on Fintech and will be based in New York City.

Patrick brings over 27 years of experience in Global Capital Markets, having held senior positions at renowned institutions including UBS Investment Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Credit Suisse International. Additionally, he is an investor in, and serves as Board Member of, various early stage technology companies.  

Pierre-Alain has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking with specific expertise in the financial technology sector, including payments, banking, data analytics and capital markets technology. He joins Alantra from Teneo, where he was a Senior Managing Director. Prior to that role, he worked for Arma Partners, Moelis & Company, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The appointments follow several other recent senior hires for Alantra’s FIG and technology sector teams, both of which are key sectors for Alantra globally.

Alantra’s FIG advisory team consists of 150 people and has dedicated team members in London, Madrid, Dublin, Lisbon, Milan, Amsterdam, and Athens. The team’s “integrated solution” focus, rather than the traditional “product” focused approach to client needs, is already capturing the attention of FIG clients across Europe. Since 2019, Alantra has completed 250+ transactions worth more than €160bn in the FIG sector.

Alantra’s global technology investment banking team is headquartered in London, with more than 40 team members across the US, Germany, France, Benelux, and Scandinavia. In the past three years, Alantra has advised on more than 100 deals in the technology space at a value of c. €11bn.

At the same time, the two hires further strengthen Alantra’s key hubs London and New York City. The Firm’s Investment Banking headquarters are in London, where Alantra is strategically focussed on the continued rapid expansion. In New York City, Pierre-Alain’s appointment marks the third MD hire in the past six months, underlining the Firm’s ambitions to expand its deep sub vertical expertise within existing sectors and introduce new verticals in the US.