Thoughts on Alantra (US)?

Hey monkeys,

I have heard a lot about Alantra's European dealflow presence as of late. I was wondering if anyone can speak to the firm's reputation in the US specifically. How does it compare to other non-elite boutiques/MM's in the US?

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Jan 10, 2020 - 5:35pm

NY is exclusively TMT, doing mostly cap raises. Clients are commonly younger companies with pretty unique and interesting products / services. Team is one analyst, one VP, and maybe one more senior guy. The two I've spoken with are super chill and intelligent -- seems like a great culture. Boston is the U.S. HQ and does TMT, A&D, and consumer, with more of an M&A focus. I think there's also a small SF office (guessing it's tech).

 
Dec 21, 2020 - 11:22am

Avoid at all costs. They undepay (65K throughout your analyst years, no raise) and will always lowball you come bonus time, bonuses of under 40% are not uncommon. Deal flow is shit as well, lots of pitches they have no chance of winning and at one point in time they went almost a year without closing a single deal while their competitors were killing jt. If you absolutely have no other offers I would go and lateral to another place after you pass your series. I xan't stress enough how bad the culture is and how they are not willing to invest in their employees at all. The US office was acquired by ALANTRA a few years back and the culture has remained virtually unchanged, it's that of a crappy boutique, which is what they were before they were acquired

The above only applies to the US offices, no real insight into the EU offices although I know that they underpay as well.

 
  • Intern in CorpFin
Dec 21, 2020 - 2:47pm

Can confirm the above about the Boston office - have definitely heard a lot of interesting stories

 

Although I will say if you're recruiting for Alantra tech they operate completely separate of the industrials / generalist group, as seen in their pay analyst pay difference (I've heard at least 75k base and 50-100% target bonus). Great group to work for and I think they work with some pretty cool companies too

 
  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Dec 21, 2020 - 7:21pm

Can confirm for Boston as well. My school sends a couple interns there and pay is $600/week...

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