is a Managing Director and member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring
Group. He leads the firm’s Southwest financial restructuring and national distressed-company
M&A efforts. Mr. Dunayer has over two decades of experience consummating
transactions and providing strategic advice to companies and creditors in
connection with in- and out-of-court financial restructurings, mergers,
acquisitions, and dispositions. He also has extensive experience raising debt
and equity capital in public and private markets. Mr. Dunayer is based in the
firm’s Dallas office.
experience spans industries including energy and oilfield services, consumer
products, food, healthcare, building products, general industrial, telecom, and
technology. His recent engagements include Quicksilver Resources (company),
Spansion (secured creditors), Innovative Communication (company), Heartland
Automotive (secured creditors), Pilgrim’s Pride (equity committee), and Global
Home Products (company). Mr. Dunayer speaks frequently on trends and issues in
restructuring, distressed M&A, and other topics. He has also testified as
an expert witness on a variety of bankruptcy and restructuring issues.
joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Dunayer was a Managing Director with Bear, Stearns
& Co. In addition, he was an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
with Miller Industries, where he also served as President of the company’s
Mr. Dunayer holds a
B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the American
Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.