Dave Smith is a Managing Director and Head of Consumer Investment Banking for TAG. Dave has more than 34 years of investment banking experience, predominantly in the Consumer sector. Prior to joining TAG, Dave was Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Geraty Investments; Head of Consumer Investment Banking at Raymond James; and Head of Consumer M&A at Alex Brown. He has led more than 120 transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, private equity capital raises, public equity and debt financings, and a wide variety of board advisory assignments, including defense, fairness opinions and special committee work. He has particular experience in the Restaurant, Retailing and Consumer Product sectors and deep contacts with private equity firms active in the Consumer area.
Mr. Smith earned JD and MBA degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton Graduate Business School, and a BA from Duke University. He holds the Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.