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SMI Group's professionals have led multi-national companies and divisions with billions of dollars in annual revenues and thousands of employees, and also led, structured, negotiated or advised on more than $50 billion* of completed merger, acquisition, restructuring, financing, licensing and related transactions.  SMI group's professionals may have acted as a principal, senior executive, investment banker, attorney or other advisor for transactions described in the website.

*Transaction value as an estimate

Exceeds $50 billion*

SMI Group is a Los Angeles-based management consultant, investment bank and registered investment advisor that participates in creating and building companies, joint ventures and other business opportunities. We lead or participate in guiding the strategy, business development and management of these businesses. We provide investment banking services for some of these businesses and other clients, with a focus on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, other business combinations and dispositions, complex licenses, strategic investments and financings.

  • Our parent, SMI Group LLC (SMIG), creates businesses, business opportunities and strategic alliances globally, with a focus on North America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. SMIG also provides management and strategic advice to these businesses.


  • Our subsidiary, SMI Capital Markets LLC (SMI-CM), is registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). SMI-CM provides licensed investment banking services in the United States, focused on mergers and acquisitions and private placements, particularly for strategic investments.


  • Our subsidiary, SMI Advisors LLC (SMI Advisors), is a registered investment advisor that provides a platform for managing funds and “funds-of-funds” that invest in other funds.


  • Directly and through our international collaborations, we participate in creating, acquiring and building businesses and business opportunities and provide strategic advice in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


Our goal is to create businesses and business opportunities that deliver quality products and services to customers, while creating profits for the visionaries, entrepreneurs and management who conceive of and manage these businesses and investors who provide the capital.


Iconic companies and assets sold or acquired by our senior professionals include, among many others: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists, MGM Grand, Bally’s, Desert Inn (now Wynn Hotel), Sands (now, the Venetian), Dunes (now Bellagio), Earls Court/Olympia (largest exhibition center in London), MITEC (largest exhibition center in Malaysia), Metro Traffic Networks, Premiere Radio Networks and major infrastructure projects throughout Southeast Asia.


Other leading companies advised by our senior professionals for significant business initiatives or transactions include, among many others large and small: AT&T, British Telecom, Cable & Wireless, Dentsu Advertising, Deutsche Bank, Preferred Bank, Digital Equipment Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Netscape Communications Corporation, Novell Corporation, Westwood One, Resorts World, Reuters, Tata Group and Texas Instruments.

We also advise and are principals in start-up and emerging companies in branding and marketing, entertainment and media, energy and alternative energy, blockchain, security and technology.  


Our core value is to operate with the utmost honesty and integrity in all business transactions. We are committed to creating not only financial profits, but also to increasing the value of “human capital.” We are committed to respecting the rights of individuals and different cultures and to the growth and development of the communities in which we operate.

SMI Group LLC (referred to herein as “SMIG” and together with its subsidiaries as “SMI Group”) maintains this website and other websites that are linked to this website (the “Site”) for informational purposes only. This Site does not contain information on any current financing, investment product or other transaction and does not provide any investment, tax or legal advice or service. Nothing herein is a solicitation, offer, or recommendation, to acquire or dispose of any investment or to engage in any other transaction.


SMIG is not licensed as an investment bank, investment advisor or broker-dealer in any jurisdiction. SMI-CM is registered as a broker-dealer with the SEC and is a member of FINRA and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), licensed to provide investment banking services in the United States in conformity with its business plan.


SMI Advisors is licensed as a registered investment advisor in Washington.


This Site is owned and controlled by SMIG and not by SMI-CM, SMI Advisors or any other company mentioned on this Site.


Investing in securities involves risks, and losses are always possible.


SMI Group does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice. You should consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions.


Asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing do not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets. The website for FINRA may be found at www.finra.org. The website for FINRA’s BrokerCheck may be found at www.brokercheck.finra.org.  The website for SIPC may be found at www.sipc.org.