GoodSmith & Co., Incorporated, was founded in January 1984 in Costa Mesa, California, as a specialized corporate financial services and investment banking corporation.  The company is a United States corporation formed under the laws of the state of California.

Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, the firm operated from offices in Costa Mesa, CA, New York, NY, and Walnut Creek, CA, as it participated in transactions on behalf of clients throughout the United States.  Through growth and acquisitions, the company expanded its base of knowledge and experience in specialized corporate financing, focusing specifically in equipment leasing, leveraged leasing, secured financing, and highly structured transactions.

In 1997, the firm moved its headquarters to Long Beach, California, where it continues to provide professional investment banking and corporate financial advisory services on an international scale, representing clients throughout the world.

GoodSmith & Co. has represented hundreds of corporate and institutional clients, including leasing companies, corporate investors, banks, equipment vendors and suppliers, equipment lessees, real estate developers, and other participants in highly structured financing transactions.  The firm has been directly involved in more than US$2.5 billion in corporate financings and transactions.

Since its founding, GoodSmith & Co. has been managed by President and CEO Paul Bent (click for résumé), who has participated actively in the firm's business, financial transactions, and client relationships.  Under his direction, GoodSmith & Co. has established a reputation for specialized expertise, responsiveness, strong client support, and integrity in all of its business dealings.

The hallmarks of GoodSmith & Co.'s practice throughout our history have been recognizing and capitalizing on specialized opportunities and financing niches during the many swings and shifts in U.S. and international economic conditions.  We continue to seek out new ventures and opportunities to enhance financial returns for the firm and for our international base of corporate and institutional clients.


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