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Peter J. Smidt

Senior Managing Director

Practice Group Leader, Transaction Services

Detroit

Pete Smidt is a shareholder of Conway MacKenzie and leads our Transaction Services practice. Pete has twenty years of mergers and acquisition services, advising on over 350 transactions, including buy-side, merger integration and sell-side engagements.

In addition, Pete also provides strategic consulting, debt restructuring, and performance improvement services for performing and under-performing businesses. Mr. Smidt works extensively with the firm’s private equity and hedge fund clients. He is also a┬áCertified Public Accountant.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Conway MacKenzie, Mr. Smidt was the Executive Vice President and CFO of Plastech Engineered Products, Inc, a $1.5 billion Tier 1 supplier of interior and exterior components. In this position, Pete reported directly to the CEO and was responsible for developing strategic direction and financial goals and managing the day-to-day finance and treasury organization. Mr. Smidt was instrumental in leading the Plastech organization through its restructuring process.

Prior to joining Plastech, Mr. Smidt was a Director in the Transaction Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was responsible for leading and coordinating due diligence efforts on over 150 transactions of performing and under-performing businesses. Mr. Smidt’s clients included large private equity and corporate clients. Additionally, he was a Senior Associate in the Business Accounting and Advisory Services Group at Deloitte & Touche where he provided auditing and business advisory services to manufacturing and financial clients.