Healthcare Services Companies Continue to Struggle with a Myriad of Challenges: Reimbursement, Staffing and Technology Implementation Top of Mind, Carl Marks Advisors Survey Reveals

Post-M&A costs to integrate technology can put companies behind Reimbursement, cash flow hampered by need to upgrade tech New York, November 12, 2018 – Healthcare service providers are confronting significant challenges with reimbursement and payments, staffing shortages, and the cost and complexity of technology implementation as the industry heads into 2019, according to a new survey by investment bank Carl Marks Advisors. Reimbursements and payments were cited by 72 percent of respondents to the Carl Marks Advisors survey as the biggest challenge for middle market healthcare service company management teams. More than 61…READ MORE >

Grocery Industry Braces for Impact from Tariffs

By: Keith Daniels The series of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration is turning into a mixed bag for grocery-store chains. The tariffs are putting grocery stores in a tough spot because some of their vendors are experiencing higher costs as a result of the tariffs and they may be attempting to pass the cost increases on to grocery chains to maintain profitability. How things pan out depend on a few variables. Tariffs on steel and aluminum imposed on imports from Canada, Mexico and Europe, for instance, have led to double-digit price increases…READ MORE >

Carl Marks Advisors’ Webb and Killion Win Professional Achievement Awards

Carl Marks Advisors, a leading corporate restructuring and investment banking firm, is pleased to announce that Scott Webb, Senior Managing Director, and Jonathan Killion, Managing Director, have both won the M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award. Mr. Killion has also been recognized by the Commercial Finance Association (CFA) as a recipient of its annual 40 Under 40 Award. Mr. Webb brings more than 12 years of investment banking and financial restructuring experience, and has successfully closed more than 50 transactions across a wide range of industries including energy, healthcare, manufacturing and consumer products. He is known…READ MORE >

CAREER PROFILE: JEFFREY PIELUSKO, DIRECTOR AT CARL MARKS ADVISORS

Jeffrey Pielusko discusses the skills he has acquired over the four years he has worked at Carl Marks Advisors and what attracted him to the firm after leaving a large financial institution. What originally drew you to a career in restructuring and investment banking?  I was drawn to a career in restructuring/investment banking because it gave me the opportunity to help businesses work through turbulent situations and emerge stronger. I enjoy helping companies create and implement strategies that enable them to grow and thrive. Because I engage in a variety of unique and…READ MORE >