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Sarkis Garabedian

Managing Director

520 Pike Street Suite 1505 Seattle, WA 98101

Sarkis Garabedian is a seasoned investment banker with a 20-year track record in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advisory services, focusing on the senior living and healthcare sectors. Sarkis has successfully sourced, structured, and executed over $6 billion in capital financing, helping clients to achieve their strategic objectives. In 2013, he established the Seattle office of Ziegler, where he currently leads as Managing Director.

With deep expertise in fostering organizational growth, Sarkis crafts customized finance plans that align immediate needs with long-term ambitions. His comprehensive background spans a variety of projects, financing methods, and M&A strategies, making him adept at guiding intricate fixed- and variable-rate public bond offerings and private placements. He excels in conducting comprehensive credit, legal, and refunding analyses to assess their impact on credit ratings, market access, and capital costs.

Sarkis’s notable achievements include constructing, negotiating, and establishing advantageous legal structures and credit terms to serve his clients’ interests—encompassing financial covenants, security, disclosure prerequisites, and call options. He is a respected voice at Board retreats and industry events, sharing insights on strategy, trends, capital market conditions, novel funding sources, and inventive financing models.

An active member of LeadingAge, Sarkis is a sought-after speaker at sector conferences. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a focus on Finance and an MBA from Western Washington University. Licensed as a Municipal Securities Principal, Sarkis possesses Series 7, 79, 63, 52, and 53 securities licenses.