Online Delivery: The Latest Battleground in Competitive Grocery

  Author: Keith Daniels, Partner Carl Marks Advisors The last few years have been difficult for the brick and mortar retail business, including groceries. Deflation and competition by new international competitors and nontraditional grocery retailers have been driving down margins, causing further reduction in capital available for investment to meet changing consumer preferences for such things as prepared foods and technology-based delivery. It is hard to discuss what is going on with grocery today, as with almost any type of consumer product-oriented business, without Amazon becoming a topic of discussion. While online grocery…READ MORE >

FOOD TECHNOLOGY INNOVATOR GENIE ENTERPRISE RAISES $10 MILLION TO ENTER U.S. MARKET

Provides Restaurant Quality Meals At The Touch of a Button NEW YORK and RISHPON, ISRAEL, April 10, 2018 –  Genie Enterprise Ltd, a food technology company that develops and markets smart ovens that cook healthy, tasty and affordable meals in 2-3 minutes, today announced the successful closing of its Series A round of financing, which was oversubscribed at $10 million. Carl Marks Securities LLC acted as the exclusive financial advisor on the transaction and the firm and its principals are also investors in the business. The capital raised will build Genie’s organization in…READ MORE >

INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT: INNOVATION UNDERWAY IN HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Mark Claster, Partner of Carl Marks Advisors, shares some of his thoughts on how healthcare services will continue to change, and areas that will see change.  Mr. Claster is the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northwell Health (previously known as the North Shore-LIJ Health System). He also serves on the executive committee of Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital, among other responsibilities. Q: Has anything surprised you about the rise in nontraditional healthcare service providers – and the shift toward providing more specialized care outside the hospital? Years ago,…READ MORE >

CAREER SPOTLIGHT: DAVID ENDO, DIRECTOR

David Endo, Director, shares how his experiences at Carl Marks Advisors have expanded his skills, why he enjoys working in a variety of sectors and what he’s looking forward to this year. How has your investment banking career progressed during your time at Carl Marks Advisors? Carl Marks Advisors provided me an opportunity and platform to take on more responsibility at every stage of my career, which I’ve been able to leverage all through to my current position as a Director. I joined Carl Marks Advisors in June 2011 and since then, have…READ MORE >