Bella Carlo is a merchant banking institute based in Salinas, California. Bella Carlo advises and provides management, investment banking, and investment evaluation services to its clients. The firm's merchant banking division provides strategic funding to privately owned, small to middle market firms to facilitate retirement, succession, growth, management buyouts, capital restructuring, turnarounds and/or bankruptcy reorganizations. The firm invests in companies with established products and services and who are focused on food, agriculture, manufacturing, and distribution industries. Additionally, the firm provides turnaround & workouts, market & business research, marketing, trade & sales management.