News & Insights

July 2020

Heather Smith selected to participate in BDO’s “Influential Women in Middle Market M&A” series

Heather joined approximately 50 other senior women in investment banking and private equity to participate in a BDO sponsored event to share market insights.

April 2020

Ancoris Capital Partners Advises Enerkem on the issuance of C$40 million of Senior Convertible Notes

Ancoris Capital Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Enerkem Inc. (“Enerkem”) on its C$40 million Senior Convertible Note financing from Avenue’s Sustainable Solutions Fund and BlackRock.


December 2019

Ancoris Capital Partners Advises Associated Supermarket Group

Ancoris Capital Partners is pleased to announce that its client, Associated Supermarket Group, LLC (“ASG”), has completed a comprehensive debt recapitalization.


May 2019

Heather Smith speaks at the Global M&A Network Restructuring Distressed Investing 11th Annual Intelligence Forum

Heather discussed investing in distressed and/or special situation companies in the middle market. Given the large amount of liquidity currently on the sidelines, Heather described the need for creativity in structuring financial solutions for clients.

May 2019

Heather Smith interviewed by Margaret Butler of Ice Miller Law Firm for Podcast on Women Founded Businesses

Heather shared her perspective on Wall Street from her 23-year career. She also discussed how the timing was perfect to launch Ancoris Capital Partners, a specialty advisory company to raise equity capital for private companies.

April 2019

It All Starts with Culture, Heather Smith interviewed on Gotham Gal’s Podcast

Heather discussed launching Ancoris Capital Partners, the history of private capital raising, and the importance of getting the culture right when building an investment bank.


March 2019

Heather Smith speaks at the 20th Annual Women in Business Conference “Moves That Matter” at Fordham University’s Graduate Business School

Heather talked about the current economic environment and the key financial market drivers that led her to found Ancoris Capital Partners. Heather shared professional advice from her successful 23 years on Wall Street.

June 2018

Heather Smith named One of the Most Influential Women in 2018 in Mid-Market M&A

The challenges women face in achieving top-tier status in financial services are particularly acute in the middle market, where women account for approximately 14 percent of all dealmakers. These women, 35 of the Most Influential Women In Middle Market M&A, have stood the test of time and adversity.


June 2018

What are the current trends in Structured Equity? Heather Smith Speaks with Private Debt Investor

Heather spoke with Private Debt Investor about current trends in structured equity and how new offering terms in some preferred securities can provide additional downside protection for investors.