Alexander Pretzner
Managing Director

Alex is the Head of Financial Institutions Investment Banking for Central and South East Europe (CSEE) and Head of Banking Austria based in London with more than 15 years of experience advising financial institutions, having joined the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group of Schroder Salomon Smith Barney, later Citigroup, and also working for a couple of years in the New York office covering U.S. banks and diversified financial services.

Alex has advised on key M&A and capital markets transactions in the Greek and Cypriot banking sector, such as the capital raises of Alpha Bank as global coordinator in 2013, 2014, 2015 and Eurobank and NBG as bookrunner in 2014 as well as advising on the sale of Millennium BCP's Greek business to Piraeus Bank (2013).

He also covers financial institutions clients in Central and South-Eastern Europe, where, among others, he has advised Advent International on their acquisition of Hypo Alpe-Adria's SEE network (2015), Alpha Bank on the sale of their Bulgarian business to Eurobank (2015), Citi Holdings on the sale of their Hungarian consumer business (2015), Citi Holdings on the sale of their Czech consumer business (2015), LBBW on the sale of their Czech business (2014) and Sberbank on the acquisition of Volksbank International (2012).

Furthermore, Alex has advised on a number of bank restructurings, for instance advising Bank of Ireland on its sale of assets to NAMA and rights issue (2011) and acting as financial advisor to H.M. Treasury on the set-up of Asset Protection Scheme for RBS (2009).

He holds a Masters in Law from the University of Vienna and a Masters in Commerce from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and completed a Masters in Finance at London Business School.