Louv is a Managing Director and Head
Media & Telecom (TMT) Group. He has an extensive background in TMT
investment banking with more than 250 M&A/private placement transactions
announced, representing nearly $225 billion in aggregate consideration. Mr.
Louv has advised on a broad range of transactions, from raising capital for fast-growing,
companies to the largest North American hostile defense transaction. He is also
an entrepreneur, founding ArchPoint
Partners (an investment bank focused on TMT sold to Houlihan Lokey) and
supporting future entrepreneurs with the Long & Louv Entrepreneurial
Scholarship Fund at Vanderbilt University. He is based in the firm’s San Francisco office.
Louv advises companies in a broad range of TMT domains, including being
a pioneer focusing on software-as-a-service
(SaaS) companies, technology-enabled services, vertical application solutions
(including areas such as the fintech, edtech,
travel, legal, and nonprofit sectors), data analytics, human capital
management, enterprise software, supply chain, mobility (including IoT),
infrastructure software (including security software), and marketing automation
e-commerce (B2C and B2B), sports, and digital publishing.
joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Louv was a founder and Managing Partner of ArchPoint
Partners. Since beginning his investment banking career, he has provided
strategic counsel on acquisitions, sales and divestitures, restructuring,
leverage/management buyouts, minority buyouts, special committee assignments,
hostile defense, and placement of equity, debt, and structured securities.
to 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 as Chairman of the
Fairness Opinion Review Committee.
to joining Montgomery & Co., Mr. Louv was a senior banker in the Global
Mergers and Acquisitions Group with J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc., supporting
clients in TMT. Additionally, he led the firm’s West Coast M&A efforts for
the software, technology-enabled services, and internet sectors.
attending graduate school, Mr. Louv worked for SunTrust as an Assistant Vice
President, executing leveraged loans and providing financial advisory services.
Louv holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in
Finance, from the University of Florida and earned an MBA from Vanderbilt
University, graduating in the top 5% of his class. He attended both
universities on academic scholarship. Mr. Louv is a former member of the
Vanderbilt University Owen Board.