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Joseph Julian
Managing Director, Co-Head of Restructuring, Middle East and Africa
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Mr. Julian is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group. He focuses on emerging market transactions, including responsibility for leading the firm’s practice in the Middle East and Africa and its Dubai-based office. 

Mr. Julian has more than two decades of investment banking and principal investing experience, advising clients on a broad range of transactions and services, including mergers, acquisitions, arranging private placements and debt and equity financing, liability management and financial restructuring, initial public offerings, private equity and special situations investments, fairness opinions, valuation, ESOPs, and litigation support.

Mr. Julian has advised numerous companies and other stakeholders in emerging market and European transactions, including extensive experience in transactions involving government stakeholders, such as  Ahmad Hamad Al Gosaibi & Brothers, Alliance Bank, Arcapita, AfriSam, Bank of Ireland, BTA Bank, Independent News & Media PLC, Investment DAR, Ojer Telekomünikasyon, Punch Taverns PLC, and WIND Hellas.

In addition, Mr. Julian has played a significant role in the management of various principal and special situations investment and private equity vehicles. This experience has included roles on the boards of private equity investments and portfolio companies, leading the process of preparing portfolio companies for potential exits via initial public offerings or M&A transactions, as well as overseeing consolidation, acquisition, and other activities for portfolio companies, including the merger of private companies and investments into publicly traded companies.

Mr. Julian holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.