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Carl Marks Anchors Stone-Goff Partners

Merchant Bank Forms New Partnership as it Enters its Tenth Decade NEW YORK, October 27, 2015 – Carl Marks & Co. (“Carl Marks”), a 90-year-old merchant bank with a long history of incubating investment businesses, announced its newest partnership, with Stone-Goff Partners (“SGP”), a private equity firm that invests in consumer and services companies. SGP is led by Hannah Stone Craven and Laurens Goff, who together have more than 40 years of relevant private equity experience. They formed SGP in 2010. “We are impressed by Hannah, Laurens and the business they have built…READ MORE >
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CM Equity Partners Announces Acquisition of Graco Supply & Integrated Services

NEW YORK – September 23, 2015 – CM Equity Partners (“CMEP”), in partnership with management, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Graco Supply & Integrated Services (“Graco”). Founded in 1959 and headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Graco is a leading value-added distributor of chemicals, specialty materials, consumables and related services to the aerospace and defense industries.  Graco’s extensive product line card consists of paints and other coatings, sealants, adhesives, surface treatments, composite materials and other shop consumables used in the manufacture and maintenance, repair, and overhaul of commercial, business and military aircraft.  Graco…READ MORE >
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Consortium to Acquire Carl Marks Investment SDI Media

LOS ANGELES – February 19, 2015 – A consortium of Japanese companies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SDI Media (“SDI”), a global market-leading localization company serving the media and entertainment industry. SDI is an investment of CM Media Partners, an affiliate of Carl Marks & Co. (“Carl Marks”). The consortium acquiring SDI is led by Imagica Robot Holdings Inc. and includes the Cool Japan Fund and Sumitomo Corporation. The members of the consortium are engaged in a wide range of media and entertainment related businesses, including creative and post-production services, content…READ MORE >
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The Deal Provides Coverage of Carl Marks’s Emerging Managers Effort and Partnership with Sand Oak

Private equity firm Sand Oak Capital LLC has teamed up with Carl Marks & Co. as part of the latter's renewed effort to incubate and build investment businesses. The firms unveiled their partnership on Oct. 15. New York-based Sand Oak, formed by Jeremy Schwimmer and Jeffrey Mizrahi last year, targets industrial and manufacturing companies in the Rust Belt with revenue of $20 million to $200 million. Sand Oak invests between $10 million to $50 million of equity. "There are so many companies in the industrial and manufacturing space that do not have succession…READ MORE >