Heather Smith
Managing Director
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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.


Ms. Smith 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. 


Ms. Smith 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 University.