Acquisition International - Issue 1 2023 9 ounded by Jean-François Alandry, You Are Capital is an international corporate finance advisory firm headquartered in Madrid and operating out of three offices. With over 30 partners leading it to be the number one independent mid-cap M&A advisory in Spain, YAC relies on an international internal execution team specialising in cross-border buy and sell-side M&A, private placements, capital restructurings, fundraising for both equity and debt, financial and strategic advisory, and private equity advisory. Whilst able to support clients in many different environments, the firm has a distinct edge when it comes to IT services, technologies, healthcare, life sciences, environment and renewable energies, B2B services, consumer brand, retail, leisure, and media. One of the aspects of YAC that sets it aside from competitors is its ability to deliver cross-border transactions. These deals leverage the extensive networks of its international partners and team. The global nature of the business also puts it in another league altogether when compared to the competition, while the specificity of its support ensures that the team can lead the way when helping clients. As a company which is entirely independent, but able to draw on multiple pools of specialist talent, the team can ensure that the solutions they devise are always aligned with the needs of their clients. As an advisory firm, the talents of those who work on the team are what drives trust in the business. The partners selected to work with the team at YAC are some of the best professionals in the business and possess consolidated experience in M&A and corporate finance, as well as both origination and execution capabilities. Any new recruits must fit into this desire to achieve corporate excellence within the firm. Meanwhile, it’s no secret that Covid-19 rocked the world, bringing many industries to their knees, however YAC was able to navigate its way successfully through the pandemic and the subsequent unexpected economic slowdown. Jean François explains more about how this was executed. “During the lockdown period, very few deals were closed as PE firms and businesses adopted a prudent strategy, giving priority to the F management of ongoing activities and postponing the implementation of plans based on external growth,” he begins. “When the market started to open up again, the firm saw an opportunity in the M&A space and started scouting for potential M&A deals, understanding that, pandemic or not, people would not stop living, and business won’t come to a standstill. Since September 2021, the company saw a massive come-back in M&A activity, which has come as a muchneeded breath of fresh air.” The turnover of circa €2 million in 2020 compared to the initial forecast of €10 million was an unexpected outcome of the pandemic, however Jean François is confident on achieving exponential growth from 2021 onwards and expects annual revenues to be between eight million and ten million euros. Now, looking towards the future, Jean François and the team have further plans to consolidate YAC’s leading position as an independent advisory firm in Spain, and they want to increase its market share in countries such as France, UK, Germany Italy and Portugal, as well as the Asian market. “Our objective is to become a global corporate finance advisory firm with expertise in multiple verticals.” As an international corporate finance advisory firm with more than 30 partners worldwide and a team who has been in the business for over three decades, You Are Capital (YAC) stands head and shoulders above competitors when it comes to expertise. We find out more from the company’s founder, Jean-François Alandry in the wake of it being recognised as ‘Leading PE Advisory of the Year 2022 – Spain’. Sep22252 Corporate Finance Advisory on a Global Scale Contact: Jean François Alandry Company: You Are Capital Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.youarecapital.com Nov 073 Whilst able to support clients in many different environments, the firm has a distinct edge when it comes to IT services, technologies, healthcare, life sciences, environment and renewable energies, B2B services, consumer brand, retail, leisure, and media.