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HOULIHAN LOKEY ANNOUNCES SENIOR HIRE IN ITS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS GROUP
Koester Joins as Managing Director and Co-Head of Financial Institutions Group
NEW YORK –
September 13, 2017 – Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE:HLI), the global investment
bank, today announced that Reinhard Koester has joined the firm as a Managing
Director and Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG), where he will
help grow the firm’s Specialty Finance practice. He is based in New York.
Koester joins from Barclays Capital, where he was Co-Head of Specialty Finance.
A seasoned banker with more than two decades of experience, Mr. Koester
previously co-led and helped build the specialty finance practices at Goldman
Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. He was also an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell
experience in building strong specialty finance practices at several
institutions, along with his client relationships around the world, will help
further build on our FIG Group’s success,” said Scott Adelson, Co-President and
Co-Head of Corporate Finance. “His leadership and expertise represent an
excellent fit with our client-centric culture, and I’m delighted that he has
joined Houlihan Lokey.”
not be more thrilled to join Houlihan Lokey at this exciting time in the firm’s
and the FIG Group’s growth trajectory,” said Mr. Koester. “Houlihan Lokey is
uniquely positioned to provide independent advice to leading financial services
companies, and I look forward to helping expand the FIG Group.”
excited to add Reinhard as my new partner,” said Jeffrey M. Levine, Managing
Director and Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Group. “I look forward to
continuing to grow our market-leading mortgage, commercial and consumer
finance, insurance, and asset management practices.”
Koester holds a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University, an MBA from the
University of Michigan, and a J.D. from Yale University.
professionals, Houlihan Lokey's Financial Institutions Group remains the most
active U.S. Specialty Finance-focused group over the past decade. Between 2007
and 2016, Houlihan Lokey ranked No. 1 for all U.S. specialty finance
transactions, based on number of deals, according to SNL Financial.
Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm's commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, according to Thomson Reuters.
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