Mirabaud launches M&A advisory service in France and Switzerland

The Mirabaud Group, a specialist in wealth and asset management in Switzerland and beyond, is launching Mirabaud Advisors, an M&A advisory service dedicated to mid-cap transactions. 

The Mirabaud Advisors platform will assist entrepreneurs and family-owned companies in France and Switzerland by offering tailored, high value-added support throughout the development cycle of businesses. Mirabaud has appointed two experienced investment bankers to head up the new business. Stéphane Benouaich, head of Mirabaud Advisors’ French subsidiary, has worked for various M&A boutiques, including Mindset Capital Partners and DC Advisory, as well as larger firms such as Rothschild & Cie and BNP Paribas.

Based in Zurich, Andreas Plattner, will lead Mirabaud Advisors’ Swiss activities, having spent the past 15 years in PwC’s corporate finance department. Linked with the Mirabaud Securities business line, the new advisory capability will focus on the mid-cap segment of the M&A space, in transactions between €50-250m.

As an agile corporate advisor, Mirabaud Advisors aims is to provide high impact financial advice to entrepreneurs and shareholders of high-potential mid-caps – providing connections to the right partners at each phase of the company’s development. This can be private equity funds, investment holding companies, or industrial and strategic buyers in areas such as: sourcing of dealflow, disposals/acquisitions, buyouts, capital raising – equity, debt and hybrid financing, and reorganisation of shareholder structures. Mirabaud Advisors positions itself as a genuine, independent long-term partner for entrepreneurs, with the guarantee of the strictest confidentiality. The team can also advise major listed or unlisted groups, particularly in the context of asset arbitrages (carve out/sale).

The team at Mirabaud Advisors will work in complete synergy with the Mirabaud Group’s advisory and investment management structure – located in the Wealth Management division and the Private Equity department of Mirabaud. In addition, the Mirabaud Advisors team will benefit from powerful international contacts and networks, drawing on the Mirabaud Group’s expertise in Switzerland, Europe and the rest of the world. This corporate advisory activity has undertaken numerous successful operations in Spain since 2018, under the leadership of Enrique Aguado.

Andreas Plattner says: “I am delighted to join the Mirabaud platform to expand its corporate advisory footprint in Switzerland. Together with the team in France and Spain, we will bring a suite of products and services tailored to entrepreneurs, offering a pan-European coverage. I believe this represents a great opportunity for Wealth Management to leverage existing relationships to clients and introduce us as strategic sparring partners for entrepreneurial clients. I am very much looking forward to bring my experience in deal making to the Mirabaud platform.”

Stéphane Benouaich adds: “The Mirabaud Group is the ideal platform for providing tailor-made, high-impact financial and strategic advice. Mirabaud has the utmost expertise in private banking and a strong entrepreneurial culture. We are entrepreneurial investment bankers who are agile, responsive and inventive. Our ambition is to assist our entrepreneurial clients and family companies over the long term, often well in advance of transactions. We do this by drawing on our expertise in areas such as wealth engineering, financial management or investment advice. We also aim to be a preferred partner of private equity funds and investment holding companies in the generation of investment and build-up opportunities, as well as to support refinancing and exit processes.”

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