Alantra ranks as #11 advisor in Europe YTD, according to Mergermarket

Date 14 December 2017

Type Investment Banking

Alantra, the global mid-market investment banking and asset management specialist, ranks as #11 advisor in Europe, according to Mergermarket preliminary rankings. This 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 has also been awarded as M&A Firm of the Year in Switzerland, by Mergermarket.

Year to date, Alantra advised in over 120 transactions, out of which 91 have been M&A transactions in Europe. Noteworthy transactions in this period include (client in italics): the acquisition of French Natural Santé and Italian Sakura by Spanish pharmaceutical Group Cinfa; the sale of Q-Park to KKR Infrastructure for c. €3bn; the sale of France’s 4th largest nursing homes operator, Colisee, to IKK Investment Partners; Mediahuis and VP Exploitatie public takeover for Telegraaf Media Group ( €280mn); Pachá’s sale to Trilantic Europe (c. €300mn); LIberbank’s restructuring of its non-core exposure and parallel €500mn rights issue; the merger of BMN with Bankia; Johnson & Johnson’s public takeover for Actelion (Fairness opinion providers – €30bn) and the Oaktree’s investment in a luxury cruise business with The Ritz-Carlton.