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Zack Smotherman

General Partner
Joined Battery in 2013
Focus Areas: Industrial Tech + Life Science Tools
"It is very rewarding to partner with family and founder-owned businesses, driving them to new heights with investments for organic growth and M&A."

Zack helps lead Battery’s growing industrial-technology and life science tools practice, backing later-stage, buyout investments in the U.S. and Europe.


Zack joined Battery in 2013 and focuses on later-stage, buyout investments in industrial technology and life science tools. Zack is currently involved with a number of Battery’s acquisitive platforms, including AnalytiChem, Axiometrix Solutions, ifp Institut für Produktqualität (ifp), Physical Property Testing (PPT), Process Sensing Technologies (PST), Noise & Vibration Technologies (NVT) and SPT Life Sciences. Zack has worked on more than 15 add-on acquisitions within this portfolio across the U.S. and Europe.

Prior to Battery, Zack was an investor at WestView Capital Partners, where he evaluated and executed middle-market buyout and recapitalization transactions across the tech-enabled services and software sectors. Zack began his career in the investment banking group at Avondale Partners.

Zack graduated from Tufts University with a BS in economics. He also holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Zack was recognized as Growthcap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors of 2021.