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
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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
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.