Brent Smith

Brent Smith

Managing Director, Consumer & Retail
+1 312 364 5392
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Education University of Chicago, MBA
University of Michigan, B.B.A.
Joined William Blair & Company 2000
Other Experience Lehman Brothers
Heitman Financial Limited
Community Involvement JUF Financial Division
Food Allergy Initiative Chicago
Cradles to Crayons
Awards Buyouts: Deal of the Year, 2016: Gold Standard Baking (Arbor Investments)
Investment Dealers' Digest: 2001 Overall and M&A Breakthrough Deal of the Year (Smuckers Acquisition of JIF and Crisco Brands from Procter and Gamble)
Notable Transactions
  • Warn Industries, Inc. - sale to LKQ Corporation
  • Ferrara Candy Company - sale to Ferrero
  • Lyons Magnus Inc. - sale to Paine Schwartz Partners
  • Traeger Pellet Grills Holdings LLC - sale to AEA Investors
  • Boulder Brands, Inc. - sale to Pinnacle Foods, Inc.
  • Nutrition Physiology Company - sale to Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
  • Cornfields, Inc. - acquired by Eagle Family Food Group
  • InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. - acquired by Lonza Group AG
  • The J.M. Smucker Company - acquisition of Big Heart Pet Brands
  • Sunrise Growers - sale to SunOpta Inc.