Stockholm-based Arctos Corporate Finance is becoming part of Livingstone, the leading international mid-market M&A and Debt Advisory firm with offices in North America, Asia and Europe.
Arctos Corporate Finance (‘Arctos’) becomes part of Livingstone with immediate effect. The newly-named Livingstone Stockholm is a fully integrated part of the firm’s international infrastructure and joins established teams in Beijing, Chicago, Düsseldorf, London and Madrid. The marriage of the two firms creates a 100-strong organisation completing over 50 mid-market transactions each year.
Livingstone has worked closely on transactions with Partners Thomas Karlsson, Kenneth Westlund and Anders Jacobson, and co-founder Bertil Karlsson, for over 10 years. Livingstone Stockholm has a team of 10 seasoned corporate finance advisers.
Jeremy Furniss, Partner at Livingstone London, commented: “This important step materially enhances Livingstone’s access to the many sophisticated and ambitious strategic acquirers and investors in Sweden, and across the Nordic region. Thomas and the Stockholm team are now free to leverage Livingstone’s established international coverage and industry sector relationships seamlessly on behalf of their Swedish clients. Sweden is part of a vibrant mid-market M&A arena and we are all excited about the potential for growing our cross-border business in the region.”
Thomas Karlsson, Partner at Livingstone Stockholm, added: “By becoming a fully integrated part of Livingstone, we are able to provide mid-market clients with expertise within the Business Services, Consumer, Healthcare, Industrial and Media & Technology sectors with well-established local presences in the major global markets. This means that we can customise our advisory offering with tailored transaction teams from our international offices to meet the specific needs of each client.”
Thomas concluded: “The growing appetite among international groups for Swedish companies requires advisers to have well-resourced teams of experienced transactors with effective global coverage and knowledge in order to meet the demands of our clients. We have collaborated successfully with Livingstone for over 10 years and joining forces is a natural and exciting next step.”
Christian Grandin, Partner at Livingstone Düsseldorf commented: “We feel a deep mutual understanding and trust with Thomas and his team. It gives me great joy to finally take the last step towards becoming a single group. Livingstone will be the first fully integrated mid-market advisory firm to combine a global capability with a strong local presence in the Nordic region.”