Financial services firm Alantra has reinforced its credit portfolio advisory (CPA) division in the Iberian region with the appointment of Manuel de Macedo Santos as head of Alantra CPA in Portugal.
Macedo Santos succeeds Carlo Savani, who will be now oversee the company's CPA international hub.
Macedo Santos joins Alantra from financial services firm AXIA where he was director in the investment banking division.
Previously he spent five years as senior manager in the corporate finance and advisory division of consultancy Oliver Wyman. He has almost 15 years of experience in investment banking, strategy consulting and private equity in the Iberian market.
Macedo Santos will lead the Alantra CPA Lisbon office, which currently encompasses eight dedicated professionals providing advice in Portugal to banks, non-bank lenders and financial investors seeking to undertake credit portfolio and other credit-related transactions.
Andrew Jenke, managing partner of Alantra's credit portfolio advisory team said: “We are delighted to announce the addition of Manuel our business in Portugal. He brings an impressive CV working as a financial advisor to banks, corporates and investors across Europe, coupled with extremely strong technical skills. I've no doubt that Manuel will continue to expand the capabilities and activities of Alantra in Portugal”.
The Alantra CPA team in Portugal has advised on over 20 transactions in the past three years. This includes market leading transactions for Santander Totta, Banif Banco de Investimento SA (BBI), Novo Banco and Cerberus.