Integration of Nordic Market Leader Adds to Livingstone’s Growing Global Footprint
Livingstone has again expanded its international reach with the addition of Stockholm-based Arctos Corporate Finance (‘Arctos’). The newly-named Livingstone Stockholm is a fully integrated part of the firm’s infrastructure and joins established teams in Beijing, Chicago, Düsseldorf, London and Madrid. The marriage of the two firms creates an international organization of over 100 professionals completing over 60 M&A and debt advisory transactions each year.
Livingstone has worked closely with Arctos partners Thomas Karlsson, Kenneth Westlund, Anders Jacobson, and Co-Founder Bertil Karlsson for over 10 years. This history, coupled with similar client bases, market approaches, and firm cultures, will make integration seamless and the global offering to clients immediate. Livingstone is now the only integrated international mid-market investment bank with a significant presence in the Nordic region.
David Sulaski, Partner at Livingstone Chicago, commented, “This is an important move for the firm both domestically and abroad. The addition of a talented team in Stockholm provides direct access to another active investor and acquirer base, an ever-relevant advantage with the number of cross-border transactions steadily on the rise. Additionally, the Stockholm team can now leverage our established coverage and sector relationships in key global geographies on behalf of their Nordic clients.”
Thomas Karlsson, Partner at Livingstone Stockholm, added, “By joining Livingstone, we are able to provide our clients with deeper expertise in core sectors and build upon their track record in major global markets. We are much better equipped to customize our advisory offering with tailored transaction teams to meet the specific needs of each client.” Thomas concluded, “Joining forces with Livingstone was a natural and exciting step after a decade of collaborating together and given the growing appetite for Swedish and Nordic companies globally.”
The Stockholm announcement comes at a time when Livingstone is also expanding in North America, with growth planned for both Chicago – where the firm just completed a large expansion of its River North offices – and in Los Angeles later this year, as the firm continues to eye both deeper American operations and gateways to Latin America and Asia.
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