NEW YORK Mark Smith has
joined Los Angeles-based investment bank Houlihan Lokey Inc. as
a director in its industrials group, where he will focus on
mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the metals and mining
Smith previously was president
and chief executive officer of independent consulting firm
Metallum Advisors, according to the company. He also was a
managing director in the metals and mining practice at HSBC
Securities (USA) Inc. in New York.
"Mark brings a tremendous range of experience to the
industrials team at Houlihan Lokey, having worked on M&A
transactions, strategic advisory, capital raising, valuation
and a number of related investment banking activities over a
nearly 20-year career," senior managing director William
Peluchiwski said in a statement.