Louv is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Technology•Media•Telecom Group. He has an extensive background in
technology investment banking, with nearly 200 M&A/private placement transactions announced,
representing nearly $180 billion in aggregate consideration. Mr. Louv advises
companies in a broad range of software and Internet domains, including
technology-enabled services, SaaS,
services, cloud computing, vertical application solutions, human capital
management, enterprise software, supply chain, mobility, business
intelligence/analytics, infrastructure software, and financial technology. He
is based in the firm’s San Francisco office.
joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Louv was co-founder of ArchPoint Partners. Since beginning his
investment banking career in 1997, he has provided strategic counsel on
acquisitions, sales and divestitures, restructuring, recapitalizations,
leverage/management buyouts, minority buyouts, special committee assignments, hostile
defense (including the largest North American hostile defense), and placement
of equity, debt, and convertible securities. Prior to co-founding ArchPoint Partners, Mr. Louv was a Managing
Director and Co-Head of Technology Banking at Montgomery & Co., where he
served on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Board of Managers,
Compensation Committee, and was Chairman of the Fairness Opinion Review
to joining Montgomery & Co., Mr. Louv was a Vice President in the Global Mergers and Acquisitions
Group with J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc.,
in the software, Internet, storage, EMS, and healthcare industries. In
addition, he led the firm’s
Coast M&A efforts for the information technology,
software, and Internet sectors.
attending graduate school, Mr. Louv worked for SunTrust as an Assistant Vice
President, executing highly leveraged loans and providing financial advisory
services, including restructuring advice.
a B.S.B.A. with a major in Finance from the University of Florida and an MBA from Vanderbilt University,
graduating in the top 5 percent of his class.
attended both universities on academic scholarship.