Alantra wins Cross-Border M&A Deal of the Year at 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

Date 22 December 2016

Type Investment Banking

Merger of C.W. Downer & Co. and N+1. to Form Alantra was named winner of “Cross Border Deal of the Year (Over $25mm – $50mm)” by the M&A Advisor Awards

15th Annual Awards Gala was held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the New York Athletic Club in New York City

Boston– The merger of C.W. Downer & Co. with N+1 to form Alantra has been named winner of “Cross Border Deal of the Year (Over $25m – $50m)” at the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala held November 9, 2016 in New York City, NY.

The Gala is the premier celebration of the year for the industry’s leading M&A Dealmakers and was held in conjunction with the 2016 M&A Advisor Summit that featured over 500 of the industry’s leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by over 45 M&A, media, academic, and industry stalwarts. Paul Colone, Managing Director, and Joseph Downing, Managing Director, attended the ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of Alantra.

In early 2016, C.W. Downer & Co. completed its merger with N+1, a leading European corporate finance and asset management firm. The merged firm rebranded as Alantra in September of this year. Alantra operates in 19 countries, with 345 professionals and 57 partners. The company also manages assets on behalf of 80 institutional investors and 450 family groups.

“Our merger with N+1 was clearly a transformative deal for our organization and we are proud that this transaction was recognized by The M&A Advisor,” said Paul Colone. “Like all transactions this required a tremendous team effort and we would like to thank all of the other advisors who provided valuable assistance and guidance to successfully complete the merger.”

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. Alantra was chosen from over 615 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize Alantra and bestow upon them our highest honor for M&A firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President, The M&A Advisor. Alantra represents the best of the M&A industry in 2016 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

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About Alantra

Alantra is a global investment banking and asset management firm focused on the mid-market with offices across Europe, the US, Asia and Latin America. Its Investment Banking division employs over 280 professionals in 19 countries on 4 continents, and provides independent advice on M&A, debt advisory, financial restructuring, credit portfolio and capital markets transactions. The Asset Management division comprises a team of 75 professionals with €3.3bn of assets under management. For more information, visit


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