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Zack Smotherman

Joined Battery in 2013
Focus Areas: Industrial Tech
Zack helps lead Battery’s growing industrial-technology practice, backing later-stage, buyout investments in the U.S. and Europe.

Zack joined Battery in 2013 as a vice president and was promoted to partner in 2020. He focuses on later-stage, buyout investments in industrial technology. Zack is currently involved with a number of Battery’s acquisitive industrial- technology 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.