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