Alantra’s Credit Portfolio Advisory (CPA) team maintained its position as the leading global advisor to financial institutions, platforms, investors and financiers for both credit and real estate market transactions, closing a number of market leading transactions across geographies, most notably in Greece and in Spain, where Alantra CPA continue to maintain its position above the lead tables.
The CPA team was able to complete transactions worth more than €12 billion and leveraged upon its wide breadth of market expertise to deliver innovative solutions to clients to ensure that transactions were completed despite the headwinds and market uncertainty brought on by COVID-19. Perhaps best illustrative of this, were Project Cairo, the largest Greek NPL securitization to date (an area where Alantra CPA continues to be a market leader) and Project Eume, one of the leading RPL divestments conducted in the Spanish market in FY20.
In anticipation of the growing challenges that are expected to confront both the financial and real estate sectors, the team opened new offices in China, Brazil and added key senior professionals to help strengthen its global practice. Amongst those key hires, Marcus Evans was hired from KPMG to help expand European banking and regulatory relationships and provide regulatory capital advice, Christos Stefanidis joined the firm from PwC to help strengthen Alantra’s presence with banks and investors in the Hellenic region and Francesco Dissera joined from Santander to help develop the securitization business.