Who we are

Group Overview

Established in 1995, Antares is an international boutique investment bank with offices in San Francisco, California and Paris, France.
The Antares team consists of experienced bankers, focused on providing strategic advisory services to clients for a wide range of M&A transactions.

Antares delivers a full range of M&A services, including:

  • Mergers and acquisition advisory,
  • Sales and divestitures, and
  • Strategic partnerships and alliances

Antares’ professionals have experience in many types of advisory assignments, including:

  • Strategic Acquisitions
  • Leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations,
  • Management buyouts,
  • Management buy-ins,
  • Strategic partnerships, and
  • Majority and minority investments.

Antares is a relationship-focused investment bank, at a time when many larger firms are increasingly transaction oriented.

Industry expertise

  • Antares professionals have superior execution capabilities for strategic assignments.
  • Antares principals have over 100 years of experience in M&A advisory, and have executed M&A transactions with an aggregate value exceeding $20 billion.
  • Our cross-border M&A experience provides significant insight into the international M&A process.
  • Our exclusive focus on mergers and acquisitions ensures efficient execution by a group of knowledgeable and seasoned professionals.
  • Antares’ assignments have ranged in size from under $10 million to over $1 billion.
  • M&A expertise leverages our valuation skills.
  • Experience in advising companies in various industries, including:

Relationship driven approach

Why Antares?

Truly independent advice

  • Privately owned
  • Respected brand name
  • Benefits of an international corporate adviser without the conflicts or the multilayer bureaucratic structure of large integrated investment bank

Recognized strength in core advisory work

  • Relationship driven
  • Senior executives intimately involved in all aspects of transactions

Antares values its client relationships

  • Long term commitment to clients
  • Development of close working relationships
  • Independent advice
  • Global capabilities, local knowledge
  • No cross-selling of services

Antares’ qualifications

Focus on Mergers and Acquisitions

  • M&A expertise ensures that all pertinent transaction issues are thoroughly addressed in the course of a transaction,
  • Successful background in M&A provides bulge bracket execution capabilities, and
  • Valuation expertise leverages securities valuation skills.

Antares provides bulge bracket execution capability

  • Comprehensive background in M&A ensures thorough due diligence and efficient execution,
  • Significant international experience provides knowledge of and access to foreign markets, and
  • Senior level participation throughout the transaction process.

Demonstrated ability to execute successful acquisition advisory assignments

  • Buy-side experience, valuation expertise and industry knowledge ensure the viability of proposed acquisitions,
  • Ability to expeditiously negotiate and execute transactions mitigates risk of overpaying, and
  • Current portfolio of industry leading clients attests to full commitment on all assignments.

Demonstrated ability to execute successful divestiture advisory assignments

  • Proven ability to successfully position and market companies,
  • Knowledge of industry ensures participation by accredited and reputable buyers, and
  • Minimal disruption of business minimizes day-to-day involvement of management.

An individual style of business

Antares’ focus on M&A advisory services affords its clients many benefits over other intermediaries, including:

  • Intimate involvement of senior bankers throughout the transaction process,
  • Knowledge of our clients’ industries,
  • Ability to expeditiously respond to our clients’ needs and requests,
  • Alignment of interests with respect to successful execution of all transactions,
  • Frequent correspondence with management to provide updates on current events,
  • Up-to-date knowledge of rules and events affecting the current M&A market, and
  • Involvement in all M&A-related transactions.

Antares’ success depends upon the success of our clients; ultimately, this results from professional, service-oriented relationships and our ability to provide value-added advisory services to our clients.




Antares’ Value-Added Role

Valuation Deal structures Thorough due diligence
Pro forma financial Negotiation Supervise closing

Positive Implications
On Client’s Business

Enhanced shareholder value Improved capital structure Enhanced competitive position