Barrington Associates was an investment banking firm. The firm provided financial advisory services along with services such as merger and acquisition, management buy-outs, leveraged buy-outs and fairness opinion advisory. The firm seeked to provide service in the food and beverage, healthcare, telecommunication, aerospace and defense, construction, packaging, and media sectors. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California. As of 2006, the firm was acquired by Wells Fargo Securities.