Alantra strengthens its Financial Institutions Group with the appointment of JP McGrath
Date 7 June 2022
- Alantra streghtens its Financial Institutions Group with the appointment of JP McGrath as a Partner in London.
- The appointment marks the first in a series of hires within the FIG space as Alantra seeks to leverage its full service platform in Europe.
London – Alantra, the independent global mid-market investment banking and asset management firm, has strengthened its Financial Institutions Group with the appointment of JP McGrath as a Partner in London.
JP has more than 20 years’ experience in investment banking and joins Alantra from Perella Weinberg Partners, where he advised a broad range of financial institutions clients. JP was previously Head of European Investment Banking at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, the US financial institutions-focused boutique, and spent the first half of his career at Rothschild.
This appointment marks the first in a series of hires within the FIG space as Alantra seeks to leverage its full service platform in Europe. As part of this, JP will benefit from Alantra’s 450 professionals dedicated to advising on M&A, credit portfolio transactions and securitizations and will form part of a team offering a fully integrated range of advisory services to banks and non-banking lenders.
JP McGrath, Partner at Alantra, said: “Financial Institutions are a hugely active sector for M&A for both corporates and the financial sponsor community, particularly in the mid-market. Business owners increasingly demand deep sub-sector knowledge from their advisers, which Alantra is well placed to provide. I am very excited to be joining the team and look forward to helping clients with their M&A needs going forward.”
Andy Currie, Managing Partner at Alantra, said: “FIG is a really significant sector in the M&A market and we are delighted to deepen our exposure to it with the hiring of JP, who is highly respected across his industry. JP will work closely with our existing FIG team across Europe to help deal with our clients’ advice needs. JP’s hire reinforces Alantra’s commitment to ensuring our clients are working with world class advisers who have in-depth sector expertise and relationships, an excellent transaction track record and industry experience.”