Bankruptcy Big Catch

The second quarter may not have had a great deal of activity on the bankruptcy front, but sifting through the cases that washed ashore in court provides a hint of what future tides may bring. In this Deal Pipeline interview Carl Marks Advisors partner Christopher Wu talks about what is happening in the marine transportation sector.READ MORE >

The Death of the Traditional Community Bank

Those interested or involved in the banking industry have read plenty about the state of community banks, as the past several years have proved challenging. Many banks rode the wave of easy access to capital, often through the issuance of trust-preferred securities and/or participation in the government-assisted Troubled Asset Relief Program. In this American Banker article Carl Marks Advisors partner Evan Tomaskovic talks about the increased M&A as healthier banks begin to consolidate smaller banks and the negative side effects.  READ MORE >

Rising Interest Rates Next Threat to Bank M&A

The recent uptick in long-term rates has brought the dire warnings about interest rate risk closer to reality for many community bank executives and could bog down deal negotiations. In this interview with American Banker, Carl Marks Advisors partner Evan Tomaskovic talks about how increasing interest rates affect consolidation.READ MORE >