Alantra strengthens its technology advisory team with the appointment of Richard Ludwig to cover digital infrastructure

Date 5 September 2023

Type Press Releases

London – Alantra, the independent global mid-market financial services firm, has strengthened its technology advisory team with the appointment of Richard Ludwig as a Director in London where core areas of focus will include data centers (retail, wholesale, HPC, hyperscale), fibre (FTTP, B2B, submarine cables), and towers / DAS / small cells.

With more than 15 years’ experience, Richard has advised clients including digital infrastructure funds, private equity as well as owner managers across Europe, the US and Africa and has completed numerous buy-side, sell-side and capital raisings. Previously, he worked at Torch Partners in London where he helped lead their Digital Infrastructure offering and prior to that at RBC Capital Markets and SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited, amongst others.

The addition forms part of Alantra’s strategy to expand its sector-specialized offering and follows several senior hires announced in the last 12 months. Alantra’s technology investment banking team has a proven track record of helping established and emerging growth companies achieve their growth and liquidity objectives. Technology sub-sectors that the team covers include Communications & Networking, Financial Technology, Internet & Digital Media, IoT & Smart Industry, Software, Technology Enabled Business Services, and Gaming.

Since 2019, Alantra has completed 160+ transactions worth c. €15bn in the technology sector. In the UK, Alantra recently advised JMAN Group on a minority investment from Baird Capital, Objectivity on its sale to Accenture, and shareholders of FSP, including LDC, on an additional investment from private equity investor CBPE to support FSP’s continued expansion.