Members of SMI Group’s senior team have executed well over 250 complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestments, strategic ventures and licenses and real estate developments with a transaction value exceeding $50 billion. Many of these transactions included financial and operating turnarounds. Businesses acquired and managed by our professionals have generated billions of dollars of combined operating revenues and employed thousands of employees around the world.
Our senior professionals have founded or-co-founded dozens of businesses, successfully financed these companies and obtained liquidity for investors through initial public offerings, reverse-mergers, follow-on offerings, mergers and sales.
Our professionals have served as chairmen or top officers of public and private companies ranging from development-stage to more than $1 billion in annual revenues, served as directors of numerous companies, including troubled financial institutions, and helped create many billions of dollars of wealth for investors in North America, Europe and Asia.
Industries for which our professionals and executives of our strategic alliances have concluded multiple transactions include: apparel, agriculture, alternative and traditional energy, beauty products, broadcasting, construction and infrastructure projects, consumer products, education, entertainment, finance, food products, gaming, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, media, medical devices, mining, publishing, real estate, technology and telecommunications.
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. The list of major corporations and properties advised by our senior professionals is considerably longer.
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.
Examples of our strong expertise in numerous sectors include:
Advertising, Entertainment, Gaming and Media: Our senior professionals and advisors have led and advised entertainment and media companies of nearly every size and function, ranging from major studios, to networks, production companies, distributors, broadcast stations, cable systems, hotels, casinos, advertising agencies, publishers and Internet start-ups. Our team has acted in nearly every capacity in these companies, including chairman, chief executive officer, attorney, investment banker, writer, producer, director and even performer and on-air talent. Our team has concluded many billions of dollars of complex transactions, financings and licensing arrangements for entertainment and media properties.
Real Estate: Our senior professionals have concluded real estate transactions totaling nearly $20 billion in value, and served as senior executives or senior project managers for projects exceeding an estimated additional $10 billion in value, including, among many others, major exhibition centers in the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia, major Las Vegas hotels and casinos, and production and studio facilities, office complexes, multi-family dwellings and shopping centers in North America, Europe and Asia.
Technology: Our senior professionals and technology advisors have served as senior executives for some of the world’s largest technology companies, such as Hewlett-Packard, Electronic Data Systems (now DXC Technology) and Digital Technologies, as well as some of its most innovative start-ups and have arranged investments and commercialization of technologies valued at many billions of dollars. Technology companies led or advised by our team, or in which are team has invested, include: alternative energy (wind, solar, biomass, geothermal); artificial intelligence; batteries and other energy storage technologies; big data; data distribution, management and storage; communications technologies; cyber-security, encryption and disaster recovery; food and water purification; genetic and other technologies related to agriculture and food; mobile applications and technologies; robotics; semiconductor applications; social gaming not requiring licenses; health and life sciences; nano-technologies; payment technologies; and waste management.
Energy and Natural Resources: Our senior professionals and executives of our strategic alliances have extensive experience as senior executives and advisors for substantial businesses engaged in oil and gas exploration, refining and distribution, oil rigs, alternative energy, including wind, solar and hydro, battery development and marketing, and mining and distribution of natural resources, including cobalt, copper, coltan, diamonds, gold and timber.
Blockchain: Our senior professionals, advisors and partners have provided strategic business advice to businesses that utilize or provide services relating to blockchain technology. However, we do not advise regarding the offering of digital tokens.
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