Mid-market investment bank Alantra has hired a veteran human resources professional to lead a global recruitment push from London as it continues to expand while some rivals have cut back.

The bank has named Andy Robinson as global head of human capital, the bank said in a statement, as it looks to bring in more senior dealmakers.

Robinson was latterly head of HR at Jupiter Asset Management and has previously worked at UniCredit’s corporate and investment bank and Henderson Global Investors.

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“Our industry is undergoing a significant transformation that encompasses the way we identify and engage with clients as well as the breadth and sophistication of the services we offer,” said Santiago Eguidazu, executive chair of Alantra. “We aim to play a role in this evolution, and this means we need a renewed approach to attracting and developing talented professionals.”

Alantra plans to significantly expand its investment bank in the UK, its managing partner Andy Currie told Financial News previously. He said that the firm is aiming to double revenue and expand headcount by 80% over the next three years.

The Madrid-headquartered bank recently took a majority stake in tech firm Deko Data, and plans to hire a team of 50 people. In June, it hired JP McGrath from boutique Perella Weinberg Partners to lead its financial institutions coverage, and has been building that team.

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