Stephen Hines Joins SMH Capital

Stephen Hines has joined SMH Capital as a managing director in the firm’s investment banking group. He previously was head of Lane Berry’s New York office, and is a onetime partner with private equity firm JH Whitney & Co.



SMH Capital is pleased to announce that Stephen P. Hines has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its investment banking practice in New York. Hines will be joining a highly experienced team of investment banking professionals in New York, where he will be spearheading the firm’s new business origination efforts.


Formerly a Managing Director at Lane Berry International, where he was Head of the New York office, Hines brings more than 27 years of investment banking experience and a strong background in new business development to his new role at SMH Capital. Hines’ investment banking experience includes a dozen years working in the mergers and acquisitions group at Goldman Sachs and nearly a half dozen years in the corporate financial advisory group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. In addition, Hines will bring his private equity investing experience as a General Partner of J.H. Whitney & Co. to bear on his new responsibilities at SMH Capital. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.


About SMH Capital


SMH Capital Inc. (member FINRA/SIPC) is a registered broker-dealer and a subsidiary of Sanders Morris Harris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: SMHG). The firm has offices in Houston, New York, Dallas and New Orleans, providing a full suite of investment banking services including private placements and public offerings of equity and debt securities, financial-advisory services in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and recapitalizations, as well as institutional equity sales, trading, research, prime brokerage services for hedge funds and fixed income securities sales and trading. Additional information is available at


About Sanders Morris Harris Group


Sanders Morris Harris Group is a financial services holding company headquartered in Houston that manages approximately $8.6 billion in client assets. The subsidiaries and affiliates of Sanders Morris Harris Group deliver superior wealth advisory, asset management, and capital markets services to individual and institutional investors and middle-market companies. Sanders Morris Harris Group has over 600 employees in 21 states. Additional information is available at