FI  Freemark Partners

     Office Locations:

408 W. 14th Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212-441-4900



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Freemark Partners is focused exclusively on acquiring and building a concentrated portfolio of world-class businesses. Freemark Partners is the private investment firm for the Marks family. Howard Marks is the co-chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Group. After 26 years at Citibank and TCW, Howard and the five managing directors who reported to him left TCW in 1995 to found Oaktree. Over the last 21 years, he has built Oaktree into a global firm with $98 billion under management and approximately 1,000 employees across 18 offices. Forbes pegs Marks wealth at nearly $2B. The firm targets platforms with consistent gross margins of more than 35% and pre-tax cash earnings of $2 million to $10 million. Platforms may be headquartered in U.S. or Canada; Add-on acquisitions anywhere in the world. Freemark considers Industrial products and services; Business services and insurance; and Branded consumer products.

    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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    Andrew Marks Partner
    J.J. Hearty Principal
    Matthew Ford Partner
    Yifan Lai Associate


    Portfolio companies include:

      Bluestone Lane Coffee

      Cambridge Franchise Group

      Jacobs Douwe Egberts


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