Alantra implements strong succession plan in Switzerland with the appointments of Michael Maag as CEO and Martin Gamperl as Managing Director
Date 24 May 2023
Type Press Releases
- Michael Maag brings 20 years of investment banking experience and joins from Morgan Stanley where he was Head of Investment Banking in Switzerland
- Martin Gamperl has 15 years of investment banking experience and joins from Rothschild & Co, where he was a senior Director in the Swiss Corporate Finance Advisory team
- Martin Menzi and Kurt Rüegg, Managing Partners in Switzerland, will gradually reduce their operational involvement and support Michael Maag and Martin Gamperl with achieving a seamless transition, continuing to provide best-in-class services to an impressive client base
- The appointments follow a series of senior hires within Alantra’s Investment Banking division aimed at providing a plan for succession and fostering greater integration and increased sector and product specialization
Zurich – Alantra, the independent global mid-market financial services firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Maag as CEO and Managing Partner in Switzerland and Martin Gamperl as Managing Director based in Zurich. Longstanding Swiss Managing Partners Martin Menzi and Kurt Rüegg will begin stepping back from the day-to-day business, ensuring a seamless transition to maintain Alantra’s market leading position in Switzerland.
The additions to the Swiss office follow a series of new appointments across Alantra aimed at fostering greater integration within Alantra’s Investment Banking division, globally. It also underlines Alantra’s growth ambitions in German-speaking Europe, following the recent appointment of Jan Caspar Hoffman as CEO of Germany.
Michael Maag joins Alantra from Morgan Stanley, where he was Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking in Switzerland. Before that, he worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt and London. He brings 20 years of experience and has advised on transactions worth over $50bn, including numerous M&A, IPO and capital raising transactions across various sectors and geographies.
Martin Gamperl has 15 years of investment banking experience. He joins from Rothschild & Co, where he was a Director in the Swiss Corporate Finance Advisory team focused on M&A and capital markets transactions. From 2014 to 2017, he was part of Alantra’s Swiss Corporate Finance Advisory team and prior to this, he worked at Rothschild & Co in the firm’s German and Indian offices.
“I am delighted to welcome a professional with Michael’s reputation and experience to Alantra. I’m also excited to welcome back Martin to our Firm. With both additions and other recent appointments, we are delivering on our plans to invest in top talent to grow in key regions, such as German-speaking Europe,” said Miguel Hernández, CEO of Alantra Investment Banking, “I’d also like to thank Martin Menzi and Kurt Rüegg for leading the generational change and for their outstanding contributions to Alantra in the past decade.”
Michael Maag, Managing Partner and CEO of Alantra Switzerland, said: “I am excited to join Alantra and look forward to working with the team in Zurich and my colleagues worldwide. Together we want to grow in Switzerland, the DACH region and beyond, focusing on the needs of mid-sized companies across different industries.”
Martin Menzi and Kurt Rüegg added: “We are enthusiastic about Michael’s and Martin’s arrival and are convinced that they – together with our strong team – will successfully consolidate and expand Alantra’s strong position in Switzerland and the DACH region.”