09 July 2013

ACGM Opens Representative Office in Berlin, Germany

New York, NY. – 09 July 2013 – ACGM, INC. today announced the opening of a representative office in Berlin, Germany. The establishment of a German representative office reflects ACGM’s international focus and its commitment to the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) markets. The Berlin representative office will be regulated by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

Germany was chosen as the location for ACGM’s first European office because of the firm’s longstanding relationships in Germany, the country’s central location, and Germany’s importance as a political and economic powerhouse within the region. As well as being Germany’s political and cultural capital, Berlin is recognized as the center for all major policy decisions affecting the Eurozone. The opening of a representative office in Berlin is the first step in ACGM’s plan to build an increased local presence across EMEA, a major strategic growth area for the firm.

The German representative office will be led by Wolfgang Richter, Senior Advisor and European Representative and Michel Rybkin, European Representative, Emerging Markets & Special Situations.

ACGM’s President and CEO, Carlos Abadi, announced the office opening, noting that ACGM’s global client base will be major beneficiaries of the firm’s local expertise within EMEA.

The opening of the Berlin office marks a major commitment to the EMEA region and the future of the firm. Having a local presence and local expertise in an area where we have seen significant transactional and advisory activity allows the firm to better serve our global client base and positions us to more effectively access and quickly act upon compelling opportunities on behalf of our clients. In the knowledge and relationship-driven business of finance, a local presence can be fundamental to a transaction’s success. I’m extremely pleased with the high quality team we are building in EMEA and this office provides a launching pad for further international expansion.”

Founded in 1991, ACGM is a boutique investment banking firm specializing in global special situations advisory and investment banking transactions for financial and corporate issuers in the US, Europe, LATAM and the Middle East, closely integrated with a fixed income sales and trading capability.

Source: ACGM