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26 August 2014

Forensic Services Update

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) has been transparent regarding the focus of presence examinations of the private equity industry that began in October 2012.

18 July 2014

GOODWILL IMPAIRMENT IN THE FACE OF CALLS FOR CHANGE IN FAIR VALUE TREATMENT

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to share its new whitepaper Goodwill Impairment in the Face of Calls for Change in Fair Value Treatment. The paper discusses the changes in standards, guidance, and practices regarding fair value analyses under both International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 

18 July 2014

Independent Third-Party Valuation Insights: Portfolio Valuation Best Practices

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to share its Independent Third-Party Valuation Insights: Portfolio Valuation Best Practices. Increased scrutiny of asset managers has led to a demand for greater transparency and enhanced governance over the valuation and reporting of illiquid investments and others.

20 November 2013

Houlihan Lokey’s Ken Goldsbrough is optimistic about prospects for the growing private debt market in Europe

Ken Goldsbrough, Managing Director in Capital Markets, Europe recently participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by Private Debt Investor magazine, reviewing the various opportunities and challenges currently existing in the European private debt market. How much progress has this asset class made in becoming a genuine alternative to traditional bank debt financing in the region?

30 September 2013

HOULIHAN LOKEY/MERGERMARKET NEWSLETTER: ASIA’S BOND AND BANK MARKETS

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to present the second edition in a series of quarterly newsletters published in partnership with Mergermarket. This quarter's newsletter is focused on Asia's bond and bank markets.

30 September 2013

MANAGING DIRECTOR SCOTT KOLBRENNER DISCUSSES THE M&A LANDSCAPE AT ACG LA WITH THE DEAL

Scott Kolbrenner, head of Houlihan Lokey’s Engineering & Construction practice within Industrials, chats with The Deal’s Richard Collings at the 2013 ACG Los Angeles Business Conference about a range of issues including the potential impact of rising interest rates on M&A activity, the implications of inexpensive credit on refinancings, and the outlook for M&A in the engineering and construction sector.

04 September 2013

2012 PURCHASE PRICE ALLOCATION STUDY

Houlihan Lokey has completed its 12th annual Purchase Price Allocation Study, reviewing public filings for 1,173 completed transactions in 2012 and summarizing the results for certain transactions.

08 August 2013

JEFFREY HAMMER AND PAUL SANABRIA, CO-HEADS OF SECONDARY ADVISORY, COMMENT ON THE STATE OF THE SECONDARY MARKET FOR PRIVATE EQUITY LP INTERESTS

The private equity LP secondary market has recently experienced a significant diminution of transaction volume.

23 July 2013

HOULIHAN LOKEY’S JERRY SCHWARTZMAN OPINES ON A NEW TAX SHIELD FOR PRIVATE EQUITY BUYERS

New tax regulations from the Internal Revenue Service now provide a new method for achieving a valuable tax basis step-up, enabling financial sponsors to increase after-tax cash flows following an acquisition, writes Jerry Schwartzman, Houlihan Lokey’s Head of M&A Tax Services, in a July 19 editorial for The Deal.

10 April 2013

THE CHANGING FACE OF ACTIVISM: M&A CO-HEAD GREGG FEINSTEIN DISCUSSES SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISM WITH 13D MONITOR’S THE ACTIVIST REPORT

Shareholder activists have transformed themselves from ‘corporate raiders’ into “analytical and balanced advocates for shareholder value,” essentially creating a new asset class for investors.

 

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