June 28, 2022 | LONDON — Arlington Capital Advisors, a leading investment bank offering financial and strategic advisory services to the consumer industry, expands its global reach by opening an office in London, England. Arlington has also added Rob Belanger and Raphael Schuler to its team as Vice President and Analyst, respectively, to strengthen its M&A execution capabilities in Europe.
Arlington has been successfully advising clients across the globe for over 18 years. By choosing the UK as its first international location, Arlington can now work more seamlessly with companies located outside the North American continent.
“ACA’s London office is a massive step forward for our firm. We’re now better placed to serve our clients and have access to a broader talent pool as we grow our team,” said Vann Russell, Arlington’s Founder and Managing Director.
Stephan Pietge, who joined Arlington as a Managing Director last December to strengthen the firm’s position internationally, comments: “We’ve made tremendous progress connecting with clients – new and old – in the UK and Europe over the last months. Having an office in London allows us to interact more closely with our clients. While everything can be done over video conference in the post-COVID era, nothing builds relationships like meeting our clients in person.”
Arlington’s London office is located at 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA.
“We intend to continue to grow the team here in London to help meet the demand we’re seeing for our services internationally,” added Pietge. The firm hired Rob Bélanger in early June as a Vice President to lead the execution of client mandates. Bélanger has many years of investment banking experience at bulge bracket banks and has recently acted as CFO / COO helping entrepreneurs whose businesses were facing challenges transformative in nature. In addition, Raphael Schuler joined Arlington in January 2022 as an Analyst, having prior investment banking experience at a middle market-focused firm.
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. Arlington Capital Advisors, Limited is an appointed representative of Kession Capital Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the FCA.