Benjiman Godbout has over 11 years of financial service experience, including significant expertise in financial restructuring and investment banking. Mr. Godbout works closely with company owners, management teams, board of directors, private equity groups, lenders, and investors on engagements spanning bankruptcies, workouts, loan restructurings, due diligence, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Godbout’s recent notable engagements include Joe Jean’s (winner of Out of Court Restructuring of the Year by Turnaround Atlas), Cal Dive International, Education Corporation of America, Extreme Plastics, Trident University, American Airlines (selected as the 2014 Mega Company Transaction of the Year by the Turnaround Management Association), SEM Group, Yokohama, and Department of Education – Hawaii.
Prior to joining Carl Marks Advisors Mr. Godbout served as a vice president at Yenni Capital within the private equity investment team, performing analysis on the lower middle-market including deal sourcing, acquisition due diligence, structuring, and strategic planning in the manufacturing and business service industries. Previously he was a senior associate at Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics, advising on bankruptcy and restructuring, business valuation, and operational improvements and focusing on the construction, real estate, manufacturing, and transportation industries.
Mr. Godbout holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He currently serves as a Board Member for a design-engineering firm in South Florida. He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Representative.