Christopher Parisi


Quick Facts

  • Has executed middle market M&A, financings and recapitalizations across a wide range of industries.
  • His specialty is customizing creative solutions that maximize value for his clients and carrying transactions through to successful close.
  • Delivers critical, strategic insights and advice on transactions, with an understanding of the near and long-term value creation potential.

Mr. Parisi helps family and independent businesses sell or recapitalize their companies’ capital structure, realize a liquidity event, transfer ownership to next generation, or combine with a larger partner to accelerate growth.

Prior to joining Carl Marks Advisors, Mr. Parisi was a Managing Partner of FPG Advisory where he focused on all aspects of sourcing and executing deals, including structuring, due diligence, financing, and post-transaction integration throughout North America and internationally.

Previously, he was a senior investment banker at Jefferies & Company where he was instrumental in building the General Industries Group into one of the firm’s largest and most profitable units. He maintained a broad industry specialization, working closely with companies in the basic materials, chemicals and capital goods sectors.

Earlier, Mr. Parisi was a Vice President with KeyBanc Capital Markets, focusing on middle-market consumer companies, including Food & Beverage and Retail. Before his investment banking career, Mr. Parisi worked in the private equity division of The Blackstone Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. He began his career with Ernst & Young.

Mr. Parisi earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Scranton and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a FINRA Registered Representative and a Certified Public Accountant.

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