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Niklas Lerche
Managing Director
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Mr. Lerche is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group and is responsible for the restructuring franchise in the Nordic region. He has been with the firm for more than 10 years, during which time, he has specialised in financial restructurings across various jurisdictions. Mr. Lerche is based in the firm’s Frankfurt office.

Mr. Lerche’s deal experience comprises advising companies, private equity sponsors, par and non-par lender groups, as well as bidders for distressed assets. Transactions he has advised on include Arvin Meritor, A.T.U, Augusta Technologie, Highstreet Holding, Hilding Anders, IVG Immobilien, Merckle-Gruppe, Norske Skogindustrier, OC Oerlikon, PA Resources, Pfleiderer, ProSiebenSat1, Sanitec, Schaeffler Technologies, Schefenacker, SolarWorld, Talvivaara Mining, and TiZir.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Lerche worked for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein on M&A, financial restructurings, and financing transactions. He began his professional career as an attorney and insolvency practitioner with Wellensiek Rechtsanwalte in Heidelberg and Frankfurt.

Mr. Lerche earned his German law degree at the universities of Freiburg and Munster in Germany.