Alantra adds Collina as MD to team

Alantra, an investment bank and asset manager, has hired Andrew G. Collina as a managing director. Based in the firm’s Boston’s office, Collina will be in charge of managing Alantra’s financial sponsor relationships in the U.S. Previously, he was a managing director in the financial sponsors group at BB&T Capital Markets Inc.

PRESS RELEASE

ALANTRA, a global investment banking and asset management firm, is pleased to welcome Andrew G. Collina as Managing Director in the Boston office. Mr. Collina will manage the firm’s Financial Sponsor relationships in the US.

Prior to joining ALANTRA, Mr. Collina spent six years as a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors Group at BB&T Capital Markets Inc. His 20+ years of M&A experience also includes buy-side and advisory positions at Castanea Partners, EMC Corporation, RBC Capital Markets, BancBoston Robertson Stephens and Coopers & Lybrand, LLP

Paul Colone, Managing Director & Partner with ALANTRA, stated, “We are very excited to welcome Drew to our US team. Drew’s excellent reputation in the middle market and systematic approach to sponsor coverage will be extremely beneficial to our team as we seek to enhance our private equity relationships. We are committed to building our US practice and the addition of Drew fulfills one important strategic component of our expansion plan.”

“I’ve known Paul, Wade, Joe and the entire Boston-based ALANTRA team for many years and have always admired their industry expertise, M&A execution capabilities and international reach,” said Drew Collina. “I look forward to working as a team to further expand our private equity relationships and help communicate ALANTRA’s expertise and clear differentiation in the middle market.”

Mr. Collina received his Masters of Business Administration from Boston University and his bachelor’s degree from Brown University.