Alantra expands its global technology practice with the addition of a specialist team in San Francisco

Date 19 September 2018

Type Corporate News

Alantra expands its capacities in Technology with the addition of a team in San Francisco formed by five seasoned professionals. The team is led by Irfan Iqbal, who has over 15 years of technology investment banking experience at successful boutiques Inertia Advisors, Vaquero, Rutberg and global firms Pacific Crest and SG Cowen

The new West Coast presence will bolster access for Alantra’s clients to the world’s leading technology ecosystem and to deep domain expertise in critical technology subsectors such as Enterprise Software, Financial Technology, Data, Internet and Digital Media

With this incorporation, Alantra’s global Technology team grows to over 20 dedicated professionals, with a combined global track record of over 50 transactions advised in the last 5 years

San Francisco represents Alantra’s third location in the United States after Boston and New York

San Francisco, 19 September 2018 – Alantra, the independent global mid-market investment banking and asset management firm, today announced the addition of five professionals, formerly San Francisco-based boutique Inertia Advisors, to strengthen its global Technology practice. Irfan Iqbal, who has over 15 years of technology investment banking experience, will head Alantra San Francisco as Managing Director & Partner.

John Emery, who leads Alantra’s Technology practice, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Irfan and his team to Alantra, which is an important step in our strategy of becoming one of the leading global technology advisors, with a strong presence in the US, Europe and APAC. The day-to-day access to the West Coast technology ecosystem will allow us to better serve our clients across the globe, as Silicon Valley continues to be the world’s largest source of technology acquirers and investors. In addition, Irfan’s team will complement our deep sector expertise in enterprise software, fintech, internet, digital media and communications.”

Mr. Iqbal, who has completed more than 60 transactions for technology companies across the growth lifecycle, said: “We are delighted to join Alantra’s dynamic practice, with a local presence in 21 countries and specialized domain expertise. Technology innovation is a global phenomenon, not limited to Silicon Valley and other technology hubs, with digital transformation across all major industries. By joining Alantra, we will be able to offer proprietary relationships to our clients and leverage our deep technology expertise to exploit synergies across traditional industry verticals.”

With this addition, Alantra’s Technology team grows to over 20 dedicated professionals, who have advised on over 50 transactions in the last 5 years.