Rob Louv
Managing Director
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Mr. 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, data 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.

Before 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 Committee.

Prior to joining Montgomery & Co., Mr. Louv was a Vice President in the Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group with J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc., supporting clients in the software, Internet, storage, EMS, and healthcare industries. In addition, he led the firm’s West Coast M&A efforts for the information technology, software, and Internet sectors.

Before 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.

Mr. Louv holds 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. He attended both universities on academic scholarship.