Alantra Partners’ Acquisition of a Stake in MCH Investment Strategies

Uría Menéndez advised Alantra Partners, while King & Wood Mallesons advised MCH on the deal.

Alantra Partners and MCH Investment Strategies have reached an agreement whereby Alantra will acquire a 40% stake in MCH Investment Strategies and become its strategic partner to support its growth plans. Through this transaction, the partners of MCH Private Equity will exit the company’s shareholding structure after 12 years as minority shareholders. Upon completion of the transaction, which is subject to approval from the Spanish securities market regulator (CNMV), the firm will adopt a new brand and the executive team will retain a controlling interest.

The deal equity value has not been disclosed, but the target holds more than €3 billion in assets under management.

Founded in 2008, MCH Investment Strategies is an independent investment products firm specialising in the selection of international asset class managers with proven talent and the structuring of alternative investment products which it markets to Spanish, Italian and Portuguese institutional clients and family offices.

Alantra is a global alternative asset management, investment banking, and credit portfolio advisory firm focusing on providing high value-added services to companies, families, and investors operating in the mid-market segment. The Group has over 540 professionals across Europe, the US, Latin America, and Asia.

Uría Menéndez advised Alantra Partners on the acquisition and on the execution of a shareholders´ agreement with the management team holding the remaining 60 per cent with a Madrid office M&A – Private Equity team led by partner Francisco San Miguel (Picture), and including senior associate Leonor de Osma.

King & Wood Mallesons advised MCH with a team led by Madrid office Corporate partner Germán Cabrera, along with Corporate senior associate Victoria Ruenes.

Involved fees earner: Germán Cabrera – King & Wood Mallesons; Victoria Ruenes – King & Wood Mallesons; Leonor de Osma Gillet – Uria Menendez; Francisco San Miguel – Uria Menendez;

Law Firms: King & Wood Mallesons; Uria Menendez;

Clients: MCH Investment Strategies; Nmas1 Dinamia SA;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler