Services & Industries

Unlocking Value and Delivering Results


Private Placements

Our team has raised a variety of capital for our clients, including senior, subordinated and mezzanine debt, as well as private equity. We have long-standing relationships with the leading providers of private debt and equity capital and support our clients in achieving an array of strategic objectives.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our professionals develop and efficiently execute mergers and acquisition transactions from beginning to end. We create compelling marketing materials that highlight the company’s strengths and opportunities, source potential buyers/sellers, review, analyze and negotiate contemplated transactions, manage the various constituents and drive transactions to a successful closing. We believe successful M&A transactions begin by setting the right strategy and goals and then we deliver a closing that maximizes value.


The Carl Marks Securities team has a wealth of experience providing valuations in virtually every industry. Our team delivers thoughtful, objective perspectives to a wide variety of constituents, including shareholders, lenders, and alternative capital providers. We employ an in-depth analytic process, as well as our own personal experiences as owners and operators, to every situation.

Strategic Alternatives Evaluations

The best pathways and viable strategic alternatives available for companies in growth mode or undergoing transition are not always clear. Additional options need to be created, explored and distilled into concrete strategies that can be executed with confidence. Carl Marks Securities has steered owners, boards of directors, management teams, and stakeholders through the process of assessing strategic alternatives and choosing the right path to achieve the desired result. We have decades of experience providing targeted and concise assessments and thoughtful solutions to clients.

Advising Family Businesses

Selling a company is often the most important financial decision the owner(s) of a family business will make in their lifetime. As part of a fourth-generation family-owned, entrepreneurial business, Carl Marks Securities truly understands this dynamic, and the pressures it brings at this critical juncture in the life of the company. Our team acts as a trusted advisor to family businesses in these situations, working tirelessly to navigate the complexities and close the right deal with the right buyer at the right price.


  • Healthcare Services and Devices
  • Food and Beverage
  • Consumer Products
  • Trucking and Transportation
  • Business Services
  • Energy
  • Education
  • Manufacturing, Automotive and Industrials

How to prepare your company for sale