Ms. Smith is a Managing Director and Head of Structured Equity in Houihan Lokey’s Capital Markets
Group. She is focused on providing customized equity capital solutions to
corporate and financial sponsor backed clients for acquisition finance, growth
capital, and balance sheet recapitalizations. Ms. Smith is based in the firm’s New York office.
has over 20 years of experience in the private placement industry, having
raised approximately $12 billion in equity and debt capital for companies in
the U.S., Europe, and South America. She joined the firm from Sagent Advisors,
where she was a Managing Director and Head of the Private Financing Solutions
Group with a focus on raising equity and equity-linked securities utilizing
complex financing structures for late-stage companies. Ms. Smith’s previous
experience includes leading a Private Placement Group at both Deutsche Bank and
Greentech Capital, where she raised equity, debt, and project finance, and
serving as a Director in the Private Placements Group at Credit Suisse and
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
holds a B.A. in Economics, cum laude, from Harvard University and an MBA
with distinction from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern
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