Mr Swanson is a Senior Managing
Director at Houlihan Lokey and Co-Head of the firm’s European
Restructuring Group. He was a member of the firm’s Board of Directors prior to
the firm’s IPO in August 2015. Mr Swanson has more than two decades
of investment banking experience, including corporate restructurings, M&A,
and the issuance of both public and private debt and equity securities. He is
based in the firm’s London office.
recent years at Houlihan Lokey, Mr Swanson has provided restructuring
advice to a major party in interest on a broad range of situations, including Arcapita, BTA Bank, Ferretti, CMA CGM, Novasep, Monier Group, UC Rusal, Dometic Group, Schefenacker, Infogrames Entertainment, Euro Disney,
Welcome Break, MyTravel, Millicom International, Netia Holdings, Polestar Group, Ashanti
Goldfields, IFCO Systems, and Brunner Mond, among others. He also sits on the
High Yield Board of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME).
joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr Swanson worked for Bear Stearns
& Co, where he managed various capital
raising and financial advisory transactions as part of the firm’s generalist
corporate finance group. He also managed Bear Stearns’ Latin American
Structured Finance Group for three years, during which he was responsible for
the issuance of the first mortgage-backed securities in Colombia and Mexico.
Mr Swanson holds a BA in International Economics from
Johns Hopkins University, a Diploma in International Studies from the Nitze School of Advanced International
Studies, and an MBA from Washington University’s Olin School. He is fluent in
French, Italian, Spanish, and conversational German.