Mehyar Afkari

  • Works collaboratively with stakeholders across the capital structure, enhancing the value of both public and private companies.
  • Has led negotiation, due diligence, and lending processes in an acquisition of mid-market, direct-to-consumer ecommerce leader.
  • Gained invaluable experience in leveraged finance and M & A transactions as he led the analysis, due diligence, and negotiation of acquisitions for a Family Office’s investments.

Mr. Afkari has 5 years of investment banking and transaction experience, advising management teams, boards of directors, lenders, and investors across M&A and leveraged finance transactions. He is responsible for M&A, restructurings, and corporate finance transactions for public and private clients across a variety of industries.

Prior to joining Carl Marks Advisors, Mr. Afkari served as an Investment Associate at the Farids’ Family Office, where he focused on the analysis and execution of controlling-interest direct investment opportunities and the strategic planning of existing portfolio companies, including the 1,200-unit global franchise, Edible Arrangements.

Mr. Afkari holds a BS in Finance and Art History from NYU’s Stern School of Business.