The Global Mid-Market Specialist
Vienna– Alantra, the independent global mid-market investment banking and asset management firm, has entered the Austrian & CEE markets by means of the incorporation of a new investment banking office in Vienna. This new office demonstrates Alantra’s interest in and commitment to this European region and is also a reinforcement of Alantra’s capabilities in the DACH area, where it ranked as No.9 M&A player in H1 2017, according to Mergermarket. In this region, Alantra is already present through strong local teams in Frankfurt and Zurich.
Alantra Austria & CEE will work closely with Alantra’s Frankfurt and Zurich offices to reinforce the services in mid-market investment banking in the DACH region whilst further nurturing the group’s cross-border ambitions.
Klaus Vukovich, who previously was global co-head of Corporate Finance Advisory at UniCredit and brings with him over 18 years’ investment banking experience, will head Alantra Austria & CEE. He is joined by Victor Karadjov, who comes from Raiffeisen Bank International, with over 14 years of investment banking experience. The team will grow in the coming months by adding senior as well as junior M&A professionals with diverse sector and geographical backgrounds across the region.
Commenting on the incorporation of the office, Mr. Vukovich said: “I am delighted and proud to be joining Alantra with our Vienna team. Our expertise ranges from corporate finance solutions for stock listed companies to M&A advisory to family-owned companies. The global reach, sector expertise and professionalism of Alantra set us apart from competition in our markets and open new perspectives to our clients across Austria and CEE. I am convinced that Alantra will soon become the leading M&A house in this region.”
This incorporation is yet another step towards becoming a benchmark independent advisor in the mid-market segment, combining solid local footprints and know-how with a global reach. With the opening of the office in Vienna, the firm expands its presence to offices in 21 countries, including the main financial centers across Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia.
Santiago Eguidazu, Executive Chairman of Alantra, said: “We are very proud of incorporating such talented and experienced professionals as Klaus and his team, which allows us to continue our geographical growth path. We believe that Vienna’s special connection with the CEE region will give Alantra a solid position to widen our corporate finance reach. I am looking forward on the cooperation with Klaus and his team in this objective.”
 DACH by deal value – Mergermarket Global and regional M&A H1 2017
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