Andrew Smith

M & A​ Advisor

Andrew Smith is a co-founder and President of Houlihan Capital, which was established in 1996. He was previously a Senior Vice President for EVEREN Securities, Inc. (formerly Kemper Securities, Inc., 1993 to 1996) where he was the founder and co-head of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. For the past thirty years, Mr. Smith has been active on a full-time basis in mergers and acquisitions and financing middle-market, private and public businesses. During this period, he has completed over 250 M&A and financing assignments. Mr. Smith was previously a Managing Director at Geneva Capital Markets (1986 to 1993). Mr. Smith was an auditor for Ernst & Whinney from 1981 to 1984, where he specialized in serving financial institutions. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Smith worked as an independent business broker. He is currently the chairman of Houlihan’s Fairness Committee and Houlihan’s Solvency Committee and is a frequent speaker on business valuation and corporate finance topics. He graduated with honors from Ohio Wesleyan University, earning a B.A. in Economics. Mr. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant, a Series 24 General Securities Principal, a Series 27 Financial Operations Principal, a Series 7 Registered Representative and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. He is credentialed through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as “Accredited in Business Valuation.”
Specialties: Financial Opinions, Financings, Merger & Acquisitions Advisory, Valuations of complex and illiquid securities, Hedge Fund Restructuring, Structured Credit, Renewable Energy, and Expert Witness services relating to fairness and solvency matters and complex financial transactions.