PE/VC  Carl Marks

     Office Locations:

336 Main Street
P.O. Box 1005
Bedminster, NJ 07921
Phone: 908-234-2373

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    Founded in 1925, Carl Marks began as a dealer of foreign securities in the United States. The company has diversified into a multi-faceted investment and advisory services firm offering a range of specialized services, including corporate revitalization and investment banking, distressed securities, private equity, real estate and asset management. The firm has several different investment vehicles. The Carl Marks Opportunity Fund invests in later stage Venture Capital opportunities as well as middle market companies, with investments ranging from $500,000 to $5 million. The Carl Marks Private Equity fund focuses on control investments in services oriented companies. A private equity affiliate of Carl Marks, Merchant Partners, invests in mature, middle-market companies with enterprise values ranging between $10 million and $50 million. Focused on companies capable of improving fundamental performance, with each investment Merchant Partners provides its strategic and operational expertise to support the development and execution of an effective business plan, thus maximizing the value of the company. Carl Marks maintains additional offices in Bedminster, NJ, Vienna, VA and Charlotte, NC and serves clients throughout the U.S. To date, Carl Marks has invested in more than 400 businesses and real estate properties.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Daniel Colon, Jr. Partner
    David F. Shnitkin Corporate Controller
    Joel R. Jacks Managing Partner
    Mark L. Claster President
    Peter M. Schulte Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Ascendia Brands
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      Dr. Miracles
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      Elite Model Management
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      ES Originals
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      Harry Wils & Co
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      Industrial Color Brands
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      Lifetime Brands
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      Mattress Giant
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      Piggly Wiggly
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      Robb Report
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      Salus Surgical Group
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