Alantra reinforces its investment banking capabilities in Spain with the addition of Ernesto Plevisani as Managing Director

Date 1 June 2023

Type Press Releases

  • Ernesto brings over 16 years of experience in investment banking, including M&A and capital raisings, in which he has advised on deals worth more than €50bn. He will lead Financial Sponsors coverage in Spain
  • He will leverage Alantra’s strong capabilities and diverse offering in the Spanish market, in which the firm has a team of over 40 professionals devoted to M&A, debt advisory, restructuring and ECM who have completed over 100 deals in the last five years
  • Alantra continues to attract highly talented professionals to its Investment Banking division to foster a more integrated and sophisticated service offering. Year-to-date, it has significantly strengthened its capabilities in Germany (Jan Caspar Hoffman, CEO), the Nordics (Daniel Lilliehöök, Partner), Spain (Pedro Urresti, MD in FIG), and Switzerland (Michael Maag, CEO and Martin Gamperl, MD)

Madrid – Alantra, the independent global mid-market financial services firm, has reinforced its investment banking capabilities in Spain with the hire of Ernesto Plevisani as Managing Director based in Madrid, who will focus on Financial Sponsors coverage.

Ernesto has over 16 years’ experience in investment banking, including M&A and capital raisings. Before joining Alantra, Ernesto spent 12 years at Nomura’s Iberian Investment Banking division and at Lehman Brothers in London. Most recently, he worked at FTI Capital Advisors.

Alantra’s Investment Banking team in Spain, which offers a full range of services, including equity and debt capital markets, M&A advisory, debt advisory, restructuring, Credit Portfolio Advisory, and SFABS, is led by Javier García-Palencia, who previously headed the firm’s Debt Advisory practice. In the past months, the team has advised on transactions such as the recapitalisation and debt restructuring of Siro, Audax’s agreement with Shell, the integration of ALG Naturgreen into The Natural Fruit Company, and the sale of Haya Real Estate’s securitization business to Beka Finance.

Javier García-Palencia, CEO of Alantra Investment Banking in Spain, said: “We are very excited to welcome Ernesto during a period of key organizational changes in our global Investment Banking division. We are confident his expertise and experience will play an important role in accelerating our growth ambitions in Spain.”

Ernesto Plevisani, Managing Director at Alantra, said: “I am delighted to be joining the team and very much look forward to expanding Alantra’s Investment Banking coverage of the Spanish market.”