News & Insights

February 2021

Heather Smith Invited to Participate in “Mergers & Acquisitions’ Most Influential Women Speak”

Heather Smith joined other senior women executives in Mergers & Acquisitions’ Most Influential Women Speak event. The 2-day virtual conference included keynote presentations, fireside chats, interactive panel discussions, and breakout sessions with female dealmakers, including private equity partners, investment banking directors and other advisory decision makers.

December 2020

The Mochi Ice Cream Co. and Lakeview Capital Inc. Announce a Strategic Partnership With Bregal Partners

Source: Business Wire
The Mochi Ice Cream Co., makers of My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream and the largest branded manufacturer of mochi ice cream in North America, and its majority owner, Lakeview Capital, Inc., announced a closing of a financing in partnership with Bregal Partners, a New-York based private equity firm focused on investing in middle market companies within consumer and food sectors and committed to promoting corporate social responsibility in all aspects of its business.


October 2020

Aledia, French Developer of Next-Generation microLED Displays For High-Volume Consumer Markets, Announces €80M Closing

Source: Business Wire
Company closes first of 3 tranches in Series D round. Backing will be used to complete product development near Grenoble and create a new display manufacturing facility based on Aledia’s proprietary technology of 3D microLEDs.


August 2020

Ancoris Capital Partners Advises Enerkem on Follow-on Financing of Senior Convertible Notes Completed by Aegon

Ancoris Capital Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Enerkem Inc. (“Enerkem”) on a follow-on financing of Senior Convertible Notes completed by Aegon. This investment complements the Senior Convertible Notes placed by Ancoris to Avenue’s Sustainable Solutions Fund and BlackRock in April 2020.


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.


April 2019

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

Source: Gotham Gal
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.


June 2018

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

Source: Mergers & Acquisitions
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.


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.

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 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.

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.

June 2018

What are the Current Trends in Structured Equity? Heather Smith Speaks with Private Debt Investor

Source: 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.