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Clairfield International announces new partner in Argentina

Clairfield International, a top-ranked global corporate finance advisory provider, and First Capital Group, Argentina’s largest corporate financial advisory firm, are pleased to announce a partnership to expand their M&A advisory capabilities and services across Argentina. First Capital Group joins Clairfield’s LatAm partners in Brazil and Mexico, strengthening Clairfield’s coverage in this vibrant region.

First Capital Group offers M&A, valuation, debt restructuring, securitisation, corporate debt issuance, capital markets, and wealth management services. With a team of over 100 finance professionals divided into three group companies, First Capital Group is a leader in Argentina. From 2000 to 2013 the firm served as the corporate finance division of Deloitte in Argentina and LATCO (LATAM without Mexico and Brazil), becoming First Capital Group in 2013. The company prides itself on its hands-on, customer-focused approach, long-term client relationships, and excellent in-house team.

In the last 20 years, First Capital Group has structured more than 1,400 securitised transactions for more than US$30,000 million, has carried out more than 1,200 valuations throughout Latin America, and has participated in the creation and development of consumer credit systems for more than US$10,000 million. Its clients include major domestic multinational groups, notable family businesses, and municipal, provincial, and national governments. During its 30-year history, the firm has provided financial advisory services to some of the country’s significant multinational companies, including Shell, Dupont, ICBC, and Unilever.

Clairfield International advises entrepreneurs, multinational corporations, and financial investors on M&A and other corporate finance solutions, with expertise in crossborder situations through over 30 country teams globally. In the last five years, Clairfield International has completed 780 transactions on behalf of clients, totalling EUR 30 billion in disclosed deal value.

Miguel Arrigoni

“As we embark on this new journey, we see boundless opportunities for growth and value creation. This partnership strengthens our global footprint and amplifies our capacity to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients,” says Miguel Arrigoni, CEO of First Capital Group. “Despite the problems our country faces, family businesses are seeking safe havens outside the country, which make access to international parties provided by our new partners at Clairfield International invaluable; And Argentina remains a resource-rich country that can be of interest to investors with careful guidance.”


Luiz Penno

“We are happy to welcome our neighbours to the Clairfield partnership. Brazil is Argentina’s main trading partner, and we look forward to exploring crossborder opportunities together with our new colleagues,” says Luiz Penno, managing partner at Clairfield in Brazil.

Alex Klemm

“Clairfield has well-established and successful operations in Brazil and Mexico, and with our new partners in Argentina, we are delighted to expand our LatAm footprint. This new partnership brings significant opportunities for all our clients and the Clairfield partner offices, and we are committed to establishing long-term relationships and expanding our offerings in the Americas. Despite domestic challenges, Argentina remains an attractive market for foreign investors due to its natural resources, skilled workforce, and strategic location. With this partnership, we will expand our client offering in the LatAm region and beyond,” says Alex Klemm, executive chair of the Clairfield board of directors.

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