N+1 and C.W. Downer Become ALANTRA


ALANTRA- Boston – The partners of N+1 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”.

Paul Colone, Managing Director & Partner, commented, “We are excited to unite behind our new brand and what it stands for in terms of growing our US presence.  Wade Aust, Joe Downing and I received enthusiastic and unanimous support from our global Partners on our US growth strategy.  Over the next 12 months, we will add to our US team both geographically and in terms of sector specialization and we are confident that our growth project will be attractive for new candidates.”

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 (client in italic): the acquisition by US private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg of Austrian Schur Flexibles Group from Capiton, the CHF 511Mn recommended public purchase and exchange offer by AFG on Looser Holding (both Swiss based), the sale of Italian La Fortezza to Swedish listed group ITAB for €105Mn, the €42Bn public tender offer to Swiss Syngenta from ChemChina (fairness opinion provider), the sale of a 25% stake of Spanish Roca in German Duravit and the sale of Gamber-Johnson to Main Street Capital Corporation by listed Leggett & Platt (both US based).

In Asset Management, ALANTRA manages over €3.2bn in assets. In this business, the company serves more than 80 institutional clients by investing in 5 highly specialized alternative asset classes characterized by a hands-on approach and an exclusive focus on the mid-market. Its wealth management team advises over 450 high net worth individuals providing an integral service based on independence, specialization, capital preservation and search of positive return.


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