Hilco Corporate Finance appointed Mark A. Smith managing director within the firm’s Corporate Finance team. Smith previously joined the Hilco Global Industrial Group, focusing on the metals, mining and adjacent sectors. He will be based in Northbrook, IL and will split his time between Corporate Finance and Industrial, as needed.

Specializing in investment banking, strategy and corporate finance, Smith will work with clients to acquire and divest businesses and raise equity and debt financing for growth, leveraged buyouts and various other strategic matters.

Smith previously worked for Houlihan Lokey, where he was global head of Metals and Mining. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, he served as managing director in the Metals and Mining practice at HSBC Securities in New York. He also held senior executive roles at FTI Consulting, ABN AMRO/Royal Bank of Scotland and GE Capital, among others.

“Mark brings a tremendous range of deal making experience to Hilco Corporate Finance, having worked on M&A transactions, strategic advisory, capital raising, valuation and numerous related investment banking activities over a nearly 20-year career,” said Jason Frank, CEO of Hilco Corporate Finance. “We are thrilled that Mark is joining the team, and we’re certain his deep industry experience and network will be invaluable as we continue to expand our overall platform.”

“I’m excited to officially join Hilco Corporate Finance because of its ability to tap into Hilco Global market leading platforms such as Valuation and Industrial. We are in a unique position to offer our clients a comprehensive set of solutions designed specifically to fit their needs,” said Smith.