Houlihan Lokey Has Acquired MESA

The transaction, which closed on June 19, 2015, substantially increases Houlihan Lokey's reach in digital and traditional media, and significantly expands the size and breadth of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications platform. Clients of both firms will benefit from the combined depth of sector expertise and broader global platform. MESA’s founding team, now part of Houlihan Lokey’s existing Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Group, has advised on over 80 transactions, including some of the most notable deals in the sector. The team focuses on serving high-growth companies in the entertainment, digital media, interactive advertising, marketing technology, and e-commerce industries.

“Joining Houlihan Lokey considerably expands our global footprint and enables us to offer our client base a significantly expanded suite of products and services, several of which are market-leading businesses. The entire MESA team is excited to begin this new chapter and partner with the Houlihan Lokey team to build the preeminent TMT practice in the industry.”
~Mark Patricof
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, MESA

“We have had inquiries over the years from numerous larger investment banks, but we saw Houlihan Lokey as the ideal fit based on their strategy, leadership, and deep entrepreneurial spirit and DNA.”
~ Mark Patricof  
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, MESA

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Officers Who Have Joined Our Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group

Clients of both firms benefit from a combination of deep sector expertise and global platform.

    Daniel Gossels
Managing Director
Christopher Russo
Managing Director

Marni Wieshofer
Managing Director

Suzane Mokbel
Vice President


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