Simon Smith is a Managing Director and Co-Head of in the Global Industrials Group of UBS Investment Bank based in New York. Mr. Smith has been involved in a wide variety of strategic and capital raising transactions in the general industrials sector, focusing on transportation, logistics, cruise lines, infrastructure and mining sectors, including corporate acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, both IPO and follow-on equity raisings, investment and non-investment grade debt offerings, leveraged loan, leveraged buyouts and defense assignments. Prior to joining UBS in early 2002 Mr. Smith spent 6 years at Merrill Lynch in Investment Banking in both New York and Melbourne and 3 years at PaineWebber in equity research covering oil services companies.
Mr. Smith's client transaction list includes Norwegian Cruise Lines, Prestige Cruise Holdings, Neovia Logistics, Greatwide Logistics, American Airlines, Capital Product Partners, Crude Carriers, Eagle Bulk Shipping, Paragon Shipping, United Parcel Service, CSX, Continental Airlines, ChemOil, TransAmerica Leasing, OOCL, Pacer International, Teekay Shipping, Overseas Shipholding Group, Arlington Tankers, Nordic American Tankers, Seaspan, American Commercial Lines, Maritrans, Diana Shipping, Southwest Airlines, ExpressJet, Peabody Energy, Xinergy, Consol Energy, BHP Billiton, Stillwater Mining, Phelps Dodge, Cyprus Amax, North Limited, Normandy Mining, and WMC Limited.
Mr. Smith holds a BA in Commerce from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Columbia University. He is also a Certified Financial Analyst and a member of the AIMR.