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Graco Supply Company Agrees to Acquire E.V. Roberts to Form the Largest Niche Specialty Chemicals Distributor to Serve the North American Aerospace Market

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 9, 2019 – Graco Supply Company (“Graco”) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire E.V. Roberts to forge the largest aerospace-focused specialty chemicals distributor in North America.  The Graco/E.V. Roberts combination will create a full-service, solutions-oriented distribution firm offering access to a larger portfolio of products in more locations and custom value-added services to support the evolving needs of its customer and supplier partners.

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Carl Marks Securities Advises PowerTown Line Construction on Sale to Entregado Group, an AEA Investors Company

Investment Bank Sees Growing Trend in Outsourced Essential Services to Utilities NEW YORK, February 4, 2019 – Carl Marks Securities LLC, a mid-market investment bank focused on family and entrepreneurial businesses, announced today that it served as the financial advisor to PowerTown Line Construction, LLC in its sale to Entregado Group Inc., a portfolio company of AEA Investors. PowerTown is a growing, profitable entrepreneur driven company providing best-in-class outsourced services to the leading power and utility companies throughout the Southeast and along the Eastern Seaboard. Founded by CEO Steven Townsend in 2005, PowerTown…READ MORE >
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Stone-Goff Partners Announces Investment in Danforth Advisors

Partnership with Danforth Will Accelerate the Next Phase of Growth BOSTON, December 20, 2018 – Stone-Goff Partners (“SGP”) announced today that it has invested in Danforth Advisors, LLC (“Danforth”), a leading provider of outsourced finance, accounting, and strategic services to life science and healthcare companies. The investment will support the Company’s growth initiatives of expanding service offerings, building out the consultant team, geographic expansion into new life sciences clusters, and opportunistic acquisitions of complementary outsourced service providers in the life sciences industry. Founded in 2011, Danforth offers an integrated and scalable “one-stop shop”…READ MORE >
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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 >