RALEIGHViking Mergers and Acquisitions is on a growth spree, opening an office in Raleigh this week.

It’s the seventh new office that the Charlotte-based brokerage firm has opened in the past four years.

Dan Wilson, a seasoned entrepreneur and former exec with Complete Network and Waypoint Solutions Group, is set to join the firm as its managing partner, representing entrepreneurs in the Triangle area.

“Since I have been a business owner myself, I have seen the firsthand struggles and pitfalls surrounding the sale of a business. I am making it my mission to guide and protect business owners with the single largest financial transaction of their lives,” Wilson said in a statement.

“I want to bring professional and confidential representation to a segment of the Raleigh market where it is hard to come by.”

Founded in 1996 by father-son team, Brad and Jay Offerdahl, Viking is focused on providing business acquisition and brokerage services.

“The Viking team has closed more than 500 business transactions, the vast majority of which (96%) are still in business today despite the economic downturn and over 20 years later,” the company said on its website.