February 3, 2023


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Alantra enters the Center East by means of the opening of a brand new workplace in Dubai

  • Alantra has appointed Saad Ashraf as Managing Associate of its Center East workplace. He brings to the position greater than 25 years of expertise in funding banking and can lead Alantra’s operations within the area.
  • With the opening of the Dubai workplace, the agency expands its presence to 25 places of work in 21 nations, together with the primary monetary hubs throughout EMEA, the US, Latam and Asia.
  • The opening responds to Alantra’s ambition to grow to be a world unbiased advisor with extremely specialised capabilities. Final yr, Alantra employed 30 senior professionals in high-growth sectors and lately launched a brand new funding banking vertical: maritime and offshore.

Dubai, 02 February 2022 – Alantra, the unbiased world mid-market funding banking and asset administration agency, is increasing into the Center East with the incorporation of Saad Ashraf. Saad has been concerned in additional than 65 M&A, restructuring offers, and debt capital markets transactions valued at greater than $10bn. These embody advanced credit score transactions in each standard and Islamic finance within the Center East, specializing in Maritime & Offshore, Monetary Establishments, Actual Property, and Healthcare. As well as, Saad has C-suite strong relationships within the area’s company, FIG, non-public fairness, and SWF sectors. Earlier than becoming a member of Alantra, he was a Principal and Managing Director at StormHarbour, the place he was the Head of the Center East enterprise for greater than 5-years and primarily targeted on M&A advisory, restructurings, and structured finance transactions throughout numerous sectors.

Within the Center East, Alantra shall be primarily based within the Dubai Worldwide Monetary Centre, a number one worldwide monetary hub within the MEASA area. This enterprise ecosystem allocates greater than 3,292 energetic firms that profit from the centre’s sturdy unbiased judicial system & regulatory framework, a world monetary trade, inspiring structure, and enabling assist companies.

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“By opening our first-ever workplace within the Center East, we’re including an ‘on the bottom’ presence in Dubai, which has grown to grow to be one of the crucial thrilling and dynamic monetary hubs on the planet. In recent times, the Center East has skilled an upsurge in cross-border M&A exercise. We consider that now’s the best time for Alantra to ascertain a presence within the area as we proceed to supply our mid-market purchasers a extremely specialised service with a very world attain”, mentioned Miguel Hernandez, CEO of Alantra’s Funding Banking division.

Saad Ashraf, Associate at Alantra, commented: “I’m excited to be becoming a member of Alantra on this new frontier for the agency, whose specialised and numerous companies throughout a number of sectors and world attain will permit to additional dynamize the monetary group within the area and throughout present purchasers across the globe.”

About Alantra

Alantra is a world different asset administration, funding banking, and credit score portfolio advisory agency specializing in offering excessive value-added companies to firms, households, and buyers working within the mid-market section. The Group has over 540 professionals throughout EMEA, the US, Latin America, and Asia.

Its Funding Banking division supplies unbiased recommendation on M&A, debt advisory, monetary restructuring, and capital markets transactions. It has suggested on greater than 475 offers for a complete worth of c.€70bn within the final three years. Alantra’s senior bankers and execution groups supply a world understanding of business sectors mixed with sturdy native relationships with the businesses, buyers, entrepreneurs, and financing establishments in every of its markets.

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In Different Asset Administration, Alantra provides its purchasers distinctive entry to a variety of funding methods in seven extremely specialised asset administration lessons (non-public fairness, energetic funds, non-public debt, infrastructure, actual property, transition power, and know-how). As of 30 December 2021, property beneath administration from consolidated companies stood at €2.4bn, whereas property beneath administration from strategic partnerships by which Alantra holds a major stake have been €12.8bn.

Alantra’s Credit score Portfolio Advisory group is the main portfolio advisory unit in Europe, devoted to transaction execution, structuring, pricing, modelling and information enhancement in relation to credit score portfolios and banking platforms. The group has suggested on greater than 140 transactions for a complete quantity of c. €93bn within the final three years.