Alantra, an independent global mid-market investment banking and asset management firm, has added 5 senior professionals. The group has sought to reinforce its investment banking capabilities by incorporating a real estate and hospitality team in Paris, and two managing directors in Frankfurt focused on industrials and technology.
Based in Paris, the new Real Estate & Hospitality sector team consists of five professionals, including three partners, each with between 15 and 20 years of experience in the sector. Working together since 2016 in the capital markets department of the Babylone Group, the three new partners—Yonel Marelli, Richard Desgroppes and Jérémie Sénior—have transacted a combined total of 150 deals.
Miguel Hernandez, CEO of Alantra Investment Banking, said, “The appointments of Yonel, Richard, Jérémie, Sven, and Matthias reflect our continued commitment to maximize the value we provide to our global clients, by investing in the highest-caliber professionals with deep sector expertise across our key geographies.”
“We are happy to continue Alantra’s growth story in France by welcoming Richard Desgroppes, Yonel Marelli, and Jérémie Senior, three sophisticated and creative advisors with the capacity to innovate and leverage strong and deep knowledge of French real estate market and its key players,” said Franck Portais, managing partner of Alantra France. “With their support, Alantra will be able to advise in all kinds of real estate transactions (sale, acquisition, sale & leaseback, partnership, JV, club deal, expertise and strategic recommendations) in all asset classes.”
“We are proud that we could attract renowned and experienced M&A experts such as Sven Harmsen and Mathias Heymann, and we welcome them to Alantra’s German management team,” Wolfram Schmerl, Managing Partner of Alantra Germany, said regarding the appointments in Germany. “Our clients will benefit from Sven’s extensive experience in our core sector areas of Industrials and Industrial Technology, and with Mathias’ expertise, we will continue our growth in the areas of Technology and Software.”