Alantra appoints head of infrastructure and energy advisory division
Alantra has expanded its Investment Banking team with the addition of César Ciriza as Managing Partner and will head of its infrastructure and energy activity.
Ciriza is a renowned banker specialising in infrastructure and energy transactions and brings over 20 years of investment banking experience to the role. Before launching his own investment boutique in 2019, Ciriza founded and led Evercore's Iberian operations for seven years as Managing Director. He has successfully advised on transactions worth over EUR150 billion including M&A, sales, acquisitions, restructurings, IPOs, debt issuances and debt and equity advisory.
Alantra has advised on infrastructure and energy transactions in excess of EUR21 billion, including the sale of Q-Park to KKR for EUR3 billion; the sale of Gestamp Biomasa to Tikehau; Repsol’s acquisition of Viesgo’s retail and low-emission generation business for EUR750 million; the privatisation of 66 per cent of the Greek gas operator DESFA, which was acquired for EUR535 million by a consortium comprised by Snam, Enagás and Fluxys; Enagás' 16 per cent acquisition of TAP (Trans Adriatic Pipeline project) from Total and E.On; and AENA’s IPO, valued at more than EUR4 billion.
“With more than two decades of experience advising clients in the infrastructure and energy sectors, César is an outstanding addition to our Investment Banking division,” says Miguel Hernández, CEO of Alantra’s Investment Banking division. “We are delighted to expand our expertise in one of the most active sectors in the M&A landscape globally. We believe that César’s knowledge, experience and talent will contribute to the growth of our infrastructure and energy practice, particularly in Europe and Latin America.”
Ciriza says: "I am very excited to join Alantra, to be able to develop a winning project in the infrastructure and energy sector thanks to the firm's strong entrepreneurial culture, its successful model of sector specialisation and strong presence in Europe, Latin America, the United States and Asia".