Established in 1925, Carl Marks is a merchant bank headquartered in New York City, New York. The firm offers a range of investment and advisory services. The firm's primary areas of operation are advisory services, distressed investments, real estate, private equity, and investment management for asset classes. Carl Marks Advisors focuses on equity sourcing, financial restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures. The firm caters to the business product services and financial services sectors.