Guzman is a Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Corporate Finance business and Financial
Institutions Group, focused on the insurance sector. Since joining Houlihan
Lokey, selected transactions Mr. Guzman has advised on
include Title Guaranty of Hawaii’s majority sale to Fidelity National
Financial, CIFG’s sale to Assured Guaranty, and the sale of Superior Vision Corp. He is based in the firm’s New York office.
joining Houlihan Lokey in 2015, Mr. Guzman was a Vice President at Blackstone
Advisory Partners, executing transactions for clients across the financial
services sector, including Aviva PLC’s sale of River Road Asset Management,
Global Holdings Ltd.’s insurance company capitalization; Dynamics Inc.’s
capital raise; and NYSE Euronext Inc.’s sale to Intercontinental Exchange,
joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Guzman worked in the Corporate Mergers &
Acquisitions Group for Prudential Financial, where he executed multiple
transactions internally, including Prudential’s acquisition of AIG Star and AIG
Edison life insurance in Japan; the sale of Prudential’s retail brokerage
joint-venture stake to Wells Fargo; and the sale of Bache Global Commodities.
Guzman began his investment banking career as an Associate in Bear Stearns’
Financial Institutions Group. Prior to investment banking, Mr. Guzman worked in
the Audit and Assurance Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he
covered clients in the nonprofit and financial services sectors.
Guzman holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los
Angeles, and an MBA with concentrations in Corporate Finance and Law &
Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.