Stark Capital Solutions

Creative Solutions to

Maximize your business

About Stark Capital

Founded in 2003, Stark Capital Solutions, Inc. is a national investment banking firm specializing in two primary activities: 

  • Billboard Brokerage:  Through either Seller or Buyer representation, Stark Capital provides merger and acquisition services to outdoor advertising companies looking to buy or sell billboard assets.
  • Billboard and Cell-Tower Loans:  Stark Capital specializes in financing outdoor advertising and communication tower companies.  With a deep understanding of these niche industries, and years of lending experience, Stark Capital is able to get deals done where banks fall short.  

The Stark Capital management team has a passion for helping others.  It is their mission with each transaction to find the best solution for its client by doing business with the client's best interest in mind.  Stark Capital has helped hundreds of billboard and cell tower operators achieve their goals.

With more than two-decades of industry experience, Stark Capital has closed over 400 transactions creating over $350,000,000 in value for their clients.

By the Numbers

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Market
Served

Financing Deals: all 50 States
Brokerage Deals: all 50 States
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Number of Transactions

Financing Deals: 385
Brokerage Deals: 75
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Transactions
Size Range

Financing Deals: $250,000 - $20 million
Brokerage Deals: $200,000 to over $100 million
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Total Value of Transactions

Financing Deals: $254 million
Brokerage Deals: $344 million
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Recent Transactions

Meet the Stark Capital Solutions Team

Chris Stark

Chris Stark

Chris Stark is President of Stark Capital Solutions.  Chris has been in banking and finance since 1991. Chris started his banking career as a Commercial Lender for Irwin Union Bank & Trust Company in Columbus, IN and Union Federal Savings Bank in Indianapolis, IN.  In 1998 Chris joined Midwest Bankers Group, Inc. After joining Midwest Bankers Chris took over the outdoor advertising niche. During his time at Midwest Bankers, he expanded the services to include funding of communication tower transactions as well as buyer/seller representation and capital matchmaking. In 2003 Chris left Midwest Bankers Group to start Stark Capital. 

Chris graduated from Hanover College in Hanover, IN in 1991 with a BA in Business Administration. Chris has been a speaker and panelist at several of the prominent industry trade shows and conventions. Chris enjoys outdoor activities, and spending time with his three amazing children.

Craig Berry

Craig Berry

Craig Berry is a Partner at Stark Capital Solutions. Craig started his career in the Health & Fitness Industry after studying Kinesiology & Entrepreneurship at Purdue University. Upon graduation, Craig founded a Physical Therapy clinic and purchased ownership in a CrossFit gym in Indianapolis. After a successful stint as a small-business owner, Craig joined Stark Capital as Vice-President in 2018.

Since joining Stark Capital, Craig has successfully assisted a variety of Billboard and Cell-Tower companies through numerous finance and M&A-related transactions. Craig is married to Ashlyn and has two children.