Validor Capital has named Lauren M. Smyers as a business development principal. Prior to joining Validor Capital, Smyers led business development at Weatherford Capital. Previously, she was responsible for marketing and investor relations at The Carlyle Group and Siguler Guff.
BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Validor Capital, an independent operationally-focused investment firm, today announced the hiring of Lauren M. Smyers as Principal, Business Development. Ms. Smyers brings to Validor 8 years of private equity experience. In her role, Ms. Smyers will lead deal origination, focused on sourcing family-owned manufacturing and industrial service businesses in the lower middle market.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lauren to the team,” said Matt Kaufman, Managing Partner at Validor Capital. “Lauren’s track record and experience will enable Validor to be more proactive and responsive to the community of intermediaries we work with as well as providing key insights to the investment team, particularly given the dynamic deal and economic environment we are in today.”
“I am excited to be joining the team,” said Lauren Smyers. “Validor embodies a work ethic and collaborative spirit, which has enabled them to have great success. I look forward to working with the entire team and helping grow Validor’s portfolio.”
Prior to joining Validor Capital, Lauren led business development at Weatherford Capital. Previously, Lauren was responsible for marketing and investor relations at The Carlyle Group and Siguler Guff. Lauren earned her B.S. degree, cum laude, in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University.
About Validor Capital
Validor Capital is an independent operationally-focused investment firm that provides liquidity to family-owned manufacturing and industrial service businesses in the lower middle market. Our team consists of experienced investment professionals and executive managers with decades of experience guiding companies towards growth. We seek to leverage our expertise and deep relationships with operating executives to bring significant financial, strategic, and managerial excellence to the businesses we acquire. For more information, please visit www.validorcap.com.