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Providing unmatched creativity and leveraging Hilco Global's unique reach and relationships,  Hilco Corporate Finance is re-imagining investment banking advisory for the Middle Market.
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Our Vision

Hilco Corporate Finance, a boutique investment banking advisor affiliated with Hilco Global, provides unmatched creativity and relentless support to our clients.  Our seasoned team of professionals specializes in comprehensive advisory services to private & public companies, private equity groups, family offices, and entrepreneurs.

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Our Industry Focus


Our Industry Focus

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Hilco Corporate Finance is the investment banking affiliate of Hilco Global – the market leader in valuing and monetizing assets.  Our affiliates provide financial advisory services and capital to middle-market businesses worldwide.

So, our clients benefit not just from our corporate finance relationships, but also the global relationships of our Hilco affiliates.

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Mark A. Smith Appointed as Managing Director of Hilco Corporate Finance

Apr 05, 2018

Hilco Corporate Finance announced that Mark A. Smith has been appointed Managing Director within the firm’s Corporate Finance team.  Mr. Smith previously joined the Hilco Global Industrial Group, focusing on the metals, mining and adjacent sectors. He is based in Northbrook, IL and will split his time between Corporate Finance and Industrial as needed.   

Mr. Smith previously worked for Houlihan Lokey, where he was Global Head of Metals and Mining. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Smith was serving as managing director in the metals & mining practice at HSBC Securities in New York. He has also held senior executive roles at FTI Consulting, ABN AMRO/Royal Bank of Scotland and GE Capital, among others.

Specializing in investment banking, strategy, and corporate finance with extensive corporate mergers and acquisitions experience, capital raising and restructuring experience, Mr. Smith has developed broad and deep expertise in working with clients in acquiring & divesting businesses, raising equity and debt financing for growth, leveraged buyouts, and various other strategic matters. 

"Mark brings a tremendous range of deal making experience to Hilco Corporate Finance, having worked on M&A transactions, strategic advisory, capital raising, valuation, and numerous related investment banking activities over a nearly 20-year career," said Jason Frank, Chief Executive Officer of Hilco Corporate Finance. "We are thrilled that Mark is joining the team, and we're certain his deep industry experience and network will be invaluable as we continue to expand our overall platform."

Mr. Smith, who holds a BBA in finance and economics from Indiana University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, expressed enthusiasm for his new role.  "I’m excited to officially join Hilco Corporate Finance because of its ability to tap into Hilco Global market leading platforms such as Valuation and Industrial.  We are in a unique position to offer our clients a comprehensive set of solutions designed specifically to fit their needs. “


About Hilco Corporate Finance: Hilco Corporate Finance LLC is a registered broker/dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA (www.finra.com) and SIPC (www.sipc.org).  Hilco Global is an independent and diversified financial services company with a strong track record of maximizing the value of assets for both healthy and distressed companies.  Hilco Global is comprised of twenty specialized business unit’s that work to help companies understand the value of their assets and then monetize that value.  Hilco Global has an excellent track record of delivering successful results by aligning interests with clients and providing them strategic insight, advice, and, in many instances, the capital required to complete the deal.  

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