N+1 Downer becomes ALANTRA and opens Stockholm office

September 28, 2016

• N+1 Downer, the financial advisory and asset management group, enters a new era with the adoption of a new global brand for the institution.
• With this decision, the partners of the 19 countries and different businesses in which the group operates are putting behind brands that have been in the market between 15 and 40 years (N+1, C.W. Downer & Co., Swiss Capital, Daruma, Dinamia).
• This is another critical step in the firm’s goal to become a global financial services institution specialized in the mid-market segment. ALANTRA’s 57 partners and 345 professionals operate from 25 global offices.
• In the Nordic region, Jonas Bauréus has joined the firm to lead its expansion efforts from the newly opened Stockholm office.

 

Stockholm / Frankfurt am Main / Madrid- The partners of N+1 Downer have decided to adopt a new common brand: ALANTRA. This new brand responds to the new reality of the group, a truly global player with over 345 professionals in 19 countries. It also responds to the principle “one firm, one brand”, by which the different partnerships of the group will be adopting a common brand from now on.

Santiago Eguidazu, Executive Chairman of ALANTRA, said: “Adopting ALANTRA as our new brand is the best way to express our will to enter a new era. To have a unified name means to become a unified group. It also means establishing a new project among the partners of the 19 countries and different business areas in which we operate.”

ALANTRA starts this new phase with the aim of becoming a unique partner for corporates, family-owned companies and financial investors active in the mid-market, a segment its partners have been serving for over 30 years. In investment banking, where ALANTRA has completed 368 transactions since 2013, the company offers a full range of services in 13 highly specialized industry sectors. The most noteworthy transactions advised in 2016 year-to-date include the following: the sale of a 25% stake of Spanish Roca in German Duravit, the acquisition of Kimble Chase by the German DURAN Group, the sale of the industrial filtration activities for the MAHLE Group to the US Filtration Group Corporation, the acquisition by US private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg of Austrian Schur Flexibles Group, the CHF 511Mn recommended public purchase and exchange offer by AFG of Looser Holding (both Swiss based), the sale of Italian La Fortezza to Swedish listed group ITAB for €105Mn, and the €42Bn public tender offer to Swiss Syngenta from ChemChina.

Since 1 July 2016, ALANTRA has established a local presence in the Nordic region through the recently opened office in Stockholm.  The Nordic team is led by Jonas Bauréus, whose previous roles include senior positions at Lehman Brothers and UBS Investment Bank, covering the Nordic region.  Frank Merkel, Managing Partner at ALANTRA, said: “We are very pleased to have Jonas on board to lead our efforts in the Nordics.  He brings valuable experience and relationships as we enter into an important phase of expansion in the region.  We believe that we have a highly attractive and unique proposition to offer the Nordic middle market through the combination of deep industry knowledge and global presence.  We look forward to working closely together with Jonas to develop our Nordic business further.”

In Asset Management, ALANTRA manages over €3.2Bn in assets. In this business, the company serves more than 80 institutional clients and its wealth management team advises over 450 high-net-worth individuals.

ALANTRA is a listed company built on a partnership model. As such, it combines solid corporate governance tools with flexibility, autonomy and responsibility which define our partnership. This model has allowed us to create a unique culture which nourishes entrepreneurial spirit, strong alignment of interests amongst all stakeholders and a long-term vision.

By Yago Sánchez September 28, 2016 Corporate News, Press Releases

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