Carl Marks Advisors’ Survey on U.S. Middle Market Lending Reveals Growing Concern About Borrower Leverage

New York, January 9, 2018 -- A survey of trends in U.S. middle market lending today revealed substantial and growing concern about the higher amounts of debt leverage carried by middle market companies heading into 2018, and found that less restrictive loan documents are a significant source of worry for traditional and alternative lenders and their professional advisors. Conducted by Carl Marks Advisors, a leading corporate restructuring and investment banking firm, the survey also concluded that alternative sources of capital like mezzanine lenders and business development companies (BDCs) may experience the greatest challenges…READ MORE >

CAREER SPOTLIGHT – A SUCCESSFUL YEAR IN REVIEW

Over the past twelve months, we’ve experienced significant growth at Carl Marks Advisors. Not only did the firm welcome new faces at nearly every level, but we also were able to recognize several of our team members with hard-earned promotions. Hires We welcomed Don Sheehan, a senior banking executive with deep expertise focused on commercial loan workouts, to our team as Managing Director. Don brings a unique perspective to Carl Marks Advisors with prior roles at Bank of America, Fleet Bank, Shawmut and Bank of New England. Our restructuring team welcomed Steven Agran…READ MORE >

Q&A WITH JONATHAN KILLION, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Challenges in the healthcare industry abound, as businesses have no alternative but to innovate or otherwise head for a restructuring or possibly bankruptcy.  Looking at 2018, is there reason for optimism and what does this mean for owners, operators, investors and capital providers? Carl Marks Advisors’ Jonathan Killion, a Managing Director with over 10 years of financial restructuring and investment banking experience including in healthcare, provides a snapshot on the industry looking ahead. Q1:  Looking ahead at 2018, what opportunities are you seeing in middle market healthcare?  At Carl Marks Advisors we continue…READ MORE >

Industry Snapshot With Steven Agran, Managing Director

Managing Director, Steven Agran, looks ahead at what’s in store for the transportation sector in 2018. Q1. What key challenges lay ahead for US transportation manufacturers and service providers in 2018? After a lackluster beginning for the year, truck sales and freight volume have exceeded 2016 levels and are in position to experience another strong year in 2018.  Volume is always a great equalizer in the industry and tonnage was up 10% in October. With that robust outlook, there are obstacles for 2018 and requirements as the trucking industry begins a dynamic change for…READ MORE >