Michael Smith | Investment Banking | Stephens

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Michael Smith

Michael Smith is an Associate in Stephens’ Charlotte office. Michael joined Stephens in 2021 and is a member of the firm’s Specialty Finance investment banking group. At Stephens, he has worked on a variety of transactions for both public and private companies, including buy-side and sell-side M&A as well as debt and equity capital raising transactions. Michael has advised clients across the UK, Europe and the US.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Entrepreneurship from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.