Birmingham, AL – Arlington Capital Advisors, a leading consumer-focused investment bank, announces it has hired Dai Truong as a Managing Director. Dai will be focused on growing Arlington’s presence in the cannabis industry, building upon its recent sale of SweetWater to Aphria.

“I am excited to join Arlington given its singular focus on the consumer sector and impressive track record advising premium brands. Arlington’s existing platform provides a strong base for growth and success in the Cannabis industry,” said Truong.

“Dai’s addition to the Arlington team will help us accelerate our focus on the cannabis industry,” said Vann Russell, Arlington’s founder and Managing Director. “Dai has built a strong network and his deep relationships and focus will help our team tremendously. The cannabis industry is seeing and will continue to see a significant amount of growth, mergers and acquisitions and we look forward to serving premium brands in the industry.”

Prior to joining Arlington, Dai served as VP Corporate Development for Left Coast Ventures, a diversified cannabis and hemp company specializing in cultivation, manufacturing, brand development and distribution. Prior to Left Coast Ventures, Dai held various corporate development and investment positions at MedMen, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Austin Ventures and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Dai graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

In addition to Dai, Arlington is adding two new analysts to its team this summer: Sam Choi and Michael Lee. Sam is a recent graduated from Washington & Lee University and Michael joins the firm from Auburn University.

Arlington Capital Advisors is a boutique investment bank that specializes in providing businesses in the consumer sector with financial and strategic advisory services. Arlington focuses on providing strategic advice to its clients, including sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions, sourcing growth capital and other capital-centric strategic alternatives. Securities offered through its affiliate, Arlington Capital Services, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Arlington Capital Advisors, a leading consumer-focused investment bank, announces it has hired Ashish Seth as a Managing Director.  Ashish joins Arlington’s Bill Kraus, John Goldasich and Vann Russell as leaders in the consumer sector where Ashish will be exclusively focused on driving forward the firm’s leadership position in the restaurant space.   

“We are thrilled to have Ashish join the Arlington team,” said Vann Russell, Arlington’s founder and Managing Director.  “Ashish’s reputation, relationships and singular focus in the restaurant sector is a great complement to our restaurant team.  His addition and leadership in the restaurant practice will further solidify Arlington’s position as a trusted advisor to leading consumer brands.” 

“Arlington’s entrepreneurial spirit and reputation in the restaurant market, particularly with premium brands and emerging growth concepts where I have spent my time, were key factors in joining the team,” said Seth. “Arlington’s platform and demonstrated success in the consumer space provide a lot of opportunities for growth and success.” 

Prior to joining Arlington, Ashish worked in the Food, Consumer & Retail practice at BMO Capital Markets where he led the firm’s restaurant practice as well as the fitness and consumer experiential sectors. Ashish has over 17 years of investment banking experience and has completed numerous advisory and equity and debt underwritings for clients at leading firms, including RBC, Merrill Lynch, and Bank of America. Ashish graduated from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.  Ashish can be reached at aseth@arlingtoncapitaladvisors.com or (917) 885-1033.

In addition to Ashish, Arlington has also added two new analysts to its growing team: Jack Brennan and Hall Massey.  Jack joins the firm from Pathway Capital Management and graduated from the University of Alabama.  Hall spent time with Warren Averett prior to coming to Arlington and is also a graduate of the University of Alabama. 

Arlington Capital Advisors is a boutique investment bank that specializes in providing businesses in the consumer sector with financial and strategic advisory services. Arlington focuses on providing strategic advice to its clients, including sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions, sourcing growth capital and other capital-centric strategic alternatives.  Securities offered through its affiliate, Arlington Capital Services, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.

Birmingham, AL – Arlington Capital Advisors, a leading consumer-focused investment bank, announced that it has hired Will Saxton into its Debt Capital Markets practice. Will joins restaurant finance veteran Bill Kraus on Arlington’s DCM team, and the group will be focused on helping clients and companies with a variety of debt capital services, including acquisition financing, refinancing existing debt, debt recapitalizations, working capital management, and growth financing opportunities.

“Will is a great addition to the growing Arlington team,” said Seton Marshall, Arlington’s President & COO. “We are seeing a wider and more diverse set of capital structure alternatives in the marketplace.  Will’s addition to the debt capital markets team marks a significant expansion in our capabilities and will accelerate the DCM practice’s growth and presence in the market.”

“I am excited to join the Arlington team and help continue to build its DCM practice,” said Saxton. “The firm’s impressive positioning and expertise in the consumer sector and the ways ACA outpunches its weight on transactions is what attracted me to the firm. The ability to bring a more diverse suite of products to our existing client base and expand the scope of new prospective clients should create interesting new opportunities and a compelling value proposition for our engagements.”

Prior to joining Arlington, Will worked in the Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse in New York, where he executed over $30 billion of Leveraged Finance transactions for private equity clients. Will attended the University of Tennessee and holds JD and MBA degrees from the University of Arkansas and University of Virginia, respectively.

In addition to Saxton, Draper Newton and Griffin Walker have joined the Arlington team as analysts.  Draper is a recent graduate from Auburn University, where he majored in Finance.  Griffin joins the team after graduating from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance.

Arlington Capital Advisors is a boutique investment bank that specializes in providing businesses in the consumer sector with advisory services. Arlington focuses on providing strategic advice to its clients, including sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions, sourcing growth capital and other capital-centric strategic alternatives for businesses.  Securities offered through its affiliate, Arlington Capital Services, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.

Please visit arlingtoncapitaladvisors.com for more information.