November 7, 2022 | CHICAGO — Arlington Capital Advisors, a leading investment bank offering financial and strategic advisory services to the consumer industry, expands its reach by opening an office in Chicago. Arlington has also added Matt Kogan and Maahir Babwani to its team as Vice President and Analyst, respectively, in its Chicago office to support coverage and transaction execution in the restaurant and multi-unit consumer services spaces.
Ashish Seth, who joined Arlington as a Managing Director in February 2021, will continue to be based in Chicago and lead the firm’s restaurant and multi-unit practices.
Chicago has long been a hub for leading consumer brands and the private equity industry, making it an ideal location for Arlington’s newest office.
“The formal opening of an office in Chicago highlights our firm’s tremendous growth and our commitment to serving the needs of founder-owned and sponsor-backed businesses, public companies, and leading consumer industry investors and experts,” said Vann Russell, Arlington’s Founder and Managing Director.
Arlington’s Chicago office is located at 167 N. Green Street. “We are excited to continue growing the team in Chicago and attracting outstanding finance talent from the Midwest and across the country with our new space in Chicago’s exciting West Loop neighborhood,” added Ashish.
Matt Kogan joined the firm in April 2022 with over a decade of combined experience in investment banking at William Blair and BMO Capital Markets, and consumer insights at Nielsen. Maahir Babwani joined the firm in August 2022 from the corporate development team at Frontier Communications.
Arlington Capital Advisors is a leading investment bank focused on providing businesses in the consumer sector with financial and strategic advisory services, including sell-side and buy-side M&A advisory, sourcing growth capital and other capital-centric strategic alternatives. US securities offered through its affiliate, Arlington Capital Services, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.