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Alpen Capital launches its India Operations with offices in Mumbai and New Delhi

Dubai, 23rd March, 2010

Alpen Capital Group announced the launch of its India Operations with offices in Mumbai and New Delhi. Alpen Capital India Private Limited – the new entity is registered with a Merchant Banking license with the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

The license will enable Alpen Capital to provide an entire range of merchant banking services to its clients which would include issue management services, investment advisory services such as mergers & acquisitions advisory and Debt and Equity advisory.

Alpen Capital Group already has successful operations in the Middle East with offices in Dubai, Doha and Muscat and over the last five years has executed debt advisory / Joint Ventures / Mergers and Acquisitions transactions worth over USD 5 Billion for some of the largest business groups in the Middle East, working closely with some of the regional / international banks.

With the establishment of Alpen Capital India Private Limited, the Group intends to bring to the forefront cross market opportunities and provide a platform for business transactions between the Middle East and India. Its strong positioning in the Middle East and in-depth knowledge of the Indian markets will help provide added value to its clientele in India and the Middle East and provide them with business expansion and collaboration opportunities.

Alpen Capital’s associate, Sarasin Alpen (India) Private Limited, launched its operations in Mumbai and New Delhi in mid 2009. Both organizations function through a unique business model wherein the investment banking capabilities of Alpen Capital complement the private banking advisory activities of Sarasin Alpen. Sarasin Alpen (India) Private Limited, a subsidiary of Bank Sarasin – a leading Swiss Private Bank founded in 1841 provides financial advisory and consultancy services to wealthy private clients in India and distributes select prime third-party products.

India: A major step towards expansion
“We are delighted to have been granted the Merchant Banking License for Alpen Capital India Private Limited. There are many exciting business opportunities that exist between India and the Middle East and we hope to use our expertise to provide value added services to our clientele.” says Rohit Walia, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Alpen Capital Group.

“We are extremely happy with the establishment of our presence in India. It is a very important market and we hope to repeat the success we have had in the Middle East in India as well.” says Fidelis M Goetz, Member of the Board, Alpen Capital Group