Silverfern Snares Ex-Wachovia Banker

Kevin Smith has joined The Silverfern Group as a managing director. He previously was with Wachovia Securities as head of Diversified Industrials and Business Services banking.


The Silverfern Group, Inc. announced today that it has continued the expansion of its senior merchant banking team with the addition of Kevin Smith, the former Group Head of Diversified Industrials and Business Services banking at Wachovia Securities.

Kevin brings over 15 years of Mergers & Acquisitions and corporate finance experience to the Silverfern team. Over the course of his career Kevin has provided financial advice to a wide range of both public and private companies in the diversified industrial and business services sectors. Kevin’s key sub-sectors of expertise include capital goods, flow control, industrial technology, and energy services, as well as having experience in the industrial and consumer services sectors.

Prior to joining Silverfern, Kevin spent four years at Wachovia Securities as Group Head of the Diversified Industrials and Business Services team within Wachovia’s investment banking group. Kevin completed a broad array of transactions on Wachovia’s universal banking platform, specializing in leveraged buyouts and capital raising for growth initiatives and acquisitions. Prior to Wachovia, Kevin spent twelve years at JP Morgan Chase in the diversified industrial group where he advised and financed large-cap multi-national corporations.

Based in New York, Kevin leads Silverfern’s Diversified Industrial merchant banking business.

Silverfern Chairman & CEO Clive Holmes said, “Kevin’s deep experience in the Diversified Industrials sector combined with his knowledge of how to effectively work with Client CEOs adds another key dimension to The Silverfern Group’s unique value proposition to its Clients — combining exclusive access to robust proprietary deal flow with the highest levels of Wall Street advice and negotiating deal experience. At a time when proprietary deal origination is more valuable than ever, Kevin’s relationships will be an increasingly important resource for our Clients.”

About The Silverfern Group, Inc.

The Silverfern Group, Inc. (Silverfern) is an independently owned Merchant Bank specializing in originating and structuring proprietary (non-auction) buy-side Mergers & Acquisitions opportunities, Private Equity Fundraising, and through its affiliates Silverfern Co-Investment Partners and Silverfern Debt Advisors in making private equity co-investments and debt investments with relationship corporates and private equity firms worldwide. Silverfern’s senior merchant bankers deliver a compelling competitive advantage to its Clients — combining exclusive access to robust proprietary deal flow and leading managers with the highest levels of Wall Street advice, analytical support and negotiating deal experience. The Silverfern Group, Inc. is a U.S. Broker-Dealer. Member FINRA.

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