Merit Harbor Capital, an investment banking firm headquartered in Tacoma, has joined CDI Global’s worldwide mergers and acquisitions advisory firm.

Specifically, Merit Harbor will be CDI Global’s exclusive partner for capital raises in the United States as well as its mergers and acquisitions affiliate in the western U.S.

CDI is a global company, established in 1973 with offices in 33 countries; to date, it has completed over 1,500 transactions globally.

“Merit Harbor’s partnership expands our service offering to include growing companies in search of capital,” said CDI Global Executive Managing Director Jeffrey Schmidt. “In addition, Merit Harbor provides a network of offices to support our clients in the Western US, including offices in Seattle/Tacoma, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix/Scottsdale, and San Francisco.”

“We are very pleased to be joining CDI Global as an affiliate partner, and offering true global reach to our middle market clients,” said Merit Harbor’s CEO, Craig Dickens. “CDI partners’ experience and focus, bringing real-world strategic advisory to clients, aligns very well with Merit Harbor, whose senior deal makers all have operating or entrepreneurial experience in addition to investment banking know how.”