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Turning to Alternative Financing Sources as Banks Apply Pressure

Date: Jun 26, 2023 @ 12:00 PM
Filed Under: Industry Insights

In this exclusive video, Bobby Lau, Partner, Carl Marks Advisors meets with Michael Toglia, Publisher of ABL Advisor, to discuss a recently released survey conducted by Carl Marks Advisors which reveals how the current wave of bank consolidation has encouraged mid-sized U.S. companies to look for alternative lenders. Lau discusses how a majority of survey respondents indicated the wave of bank consolidations had a net positive impact for companies seeking lending options, how alternative lenders are embracing relationships with borrowers, the issues impacting middle-market borrowers and much more.

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Robert Lau
Partner | Carl Marks Advisors
Robert Lau, Partner, Carl Marks Advisors Robert “Bobby” Lau has more than 30 years of experience as a senior executive in the U.S. financial markets. He leads Carl Marks Advisors’ nationwide business development. Prior to joining Carl Marks, Mr. Lau was a senior vice president at CIT Group Inc., where he focused on building and maintaining a diverse referral source network with equity sponsors, investment banks, attorneys, and turnaround professionals. In addition to CIT, Mr. Lau held senior positions at The Bank of New York, Heller Corporate Finance, and IBJ Whitehall Financial Group. His experience included sourcing, structuring, and underwriting asset based and leveraged financings across a wide spectrum of industries. Mr. Lau earned a BA in Economics from The University of Georgia and an MBA in Corporate Finance from Georgia State University. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association.
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