Farber and Son Launch Investment Venture

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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Encino, CA – Trade show veteran Skip Farber and his son, Jason, have launched a new investment firm that will focus on opportunities with small and micro-market companies.

Carlin Capital Partners is based in Encino and will not be limited to the B-to-B or exhibitions sector.

“Our goal is to build a diversified portfolio of investments with a simple and straightforward business style,” said Farber, who brings 30 years of business experience to the table.

Jason, 30, has also compiled a track record of transaction experience in the investment banking industry. The pair are undaunted by the current economic climate.

“The combination of our operating and transaction experience and our simple structure make us nimble and flexible in our approach and execution,” Farber said. “We have a great depth of experience in all facets of transactions and operations.”

Farber most recently was the principal of MCF & Associates, Inc., an independent show organizer. His previous experience includes vice-president level positions with Advanstar Communications, Inc., Reed Publishing USA, Reed Exhibitions Worldwide and Cahners/Reed Direct Marketing Services.

Farber joined the World Shoe Association (WSA) in 2004 and led a management buyout of the association two years later. Farber retired as CEO of WSA Global Holdings LLC last Summer after selling the trade show to ENK International.

Farber said the launch of Carlin Capital Partners did not necessarily indicate he was closing the door on his trade show career. “We will – and have – looked at deals in the trade show industry, but we are also looking in other industries as well,” he said. “I still like the trade show biz and would welcome the right opportunity.”

Reach Skip Farber at (818) 379-1133 or skip@carlinpartners.com