Illiquid Financial Assets Practice

Unlocking the Value of Illiquid Financial Assets

Houlihan Lokey’s Illiquid Financial Assets (IFA) practice is unique. We are the world’s preeminent “liquidity advisors” for illiquid assets across a broad spectrum of alternative investments. We create liquidity solutions across virtually all asset types, from simple sales to complex structuring assignments, and execute transactions with precision and discretion. Our deep domain expertise and long relationships with many and varied capital sources make us the “go-to” resource for planned or emergency liquidity needs. There is no other practice like ours on the Street.

As seasoned bankers with experience as investors and advisors in the secondary market, our group provides a unique perspective in the intermediary world. Our breadth of knowledge of investor groups allows us to target investors in a controlled, competitive environment to help deliver maximum sales proceeds and best terms for a particular transaction. Our global investor base includes dedicated secondary funds, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, family offices, pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, and public vehicles.

Our assignments run the gamut from straight-forward sales of portfolios to more complex fund mergers or structured solutions that can involve contractual risk transfer. Our IFA service offerings are organized around three discrete clusters of activity, starting from the simple (e.g., selling assets) and moving to the complex (e.g., fund-level and structured solutions):

Asset M&A
Fund M&A
Structured Solutions

Illiquid Financial Assets Practice Contacts  

Jeff Hammer
Managing Director

Paul Sanabria
Managing Director