Alantra installs new leadership team in Switzerland

25 May 2023 2 min. read
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International financial advisory firm Alantra has refreshed its leadership team in Switzerland, with Michael Maag and Martin Gamperl coming on board as longstanding Swiss managing partners Martin Menzi and Kurt Rüegg gradually step back from the firm’s day-to-day business.

Martin Menzi and Kurt Rüegg have been at the helm of Alantra’s Swiss wing for over two decades. Under their leadership, the business has grown into one of the country’s leading dealmakers and asset managers focused on the mid-market landscape.

Now stepping into their shoes are the duo Michael Maag and Martin Gamperl, who both have been hired externally from tier-one investment banks. Maag has been installed as Chief Executive Officer of the Switzerland business, Gamperl has joined in the role of Managing Director.

Alantra installs new leadership team in Switzerland

Maag joins Alantra from Morgan Stanley, where he was Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking in Switzerland. Before that, he worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt and London. He brings 20 years of experience and has advised on transactions worth over $50 billion, including numerous M&A, IPO and capital raising transactions across various sectors and geographies.

“I am excited to join Alantra and look forward to working with the team in Zurich and my colleagues worldwide. Together we want to grow in Switzerland, the DACH region and beyond, focusing on the needs of mid-sized companies across different industries,” said Maag.

Gamperl has 15 years of investment banking experience. He joins from Rothschild & Co, where he was a Director in the Swiss Corporate Finance Advisory team focused on M&A and capital markets transactions. Alantra is familiar ground for Gamperl – from 2014 to 2017, he was already part of the firm’s Corporate Finance Advisory practice.

Commenting on the leadership transition, Miguel Hernández, CEO of Alantra’s Investment Banking arm said: “I’d also like to thank Martin and Kurt for leading the generational change and for their outstanding contributions to Alantra in the past decade. With Michael and Martin among our ranks, we are convinced Alantra will be able to successfully consolidate and expand its position in Switzerland.”

Headquartered in Madrid, Alantra has over 650 professionals across Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia. The firm has been active in the Swiss market since 2000 (formerly Swiss Capital Group).