Flynn is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s
Financial Advisory Services business, serving as Head of Asset Manager
Services. He co-founded the firm’s Capital Markets Group, focused on raising
senior and junior capital to support general corporate purposes, refinancings,
leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, growth capital, restructurings, and
acquisitions. He is based in the firm’s New York office.
on the board of Prairie Provident
Resources Canada Ltd. (a privately held Canadian E&P company),
where he joined as an independent director in 2014 and currently serves as
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He served on the
board of Full Circle
Capital, Inc. (a NASDAQ-listed BDC) from August 2014
through November 2016. For each of these companies, his responsibilities
have included serving
on the Audit,
Nomination & Corporate Governance, and Compensation committees.
joining Houlihan Lokey,
Mr. Flynn was Head of the Alternative Capital Markets Group at UBS, raising in
excess of $10 billion in private alternative capital for public and private
clients via 60 transactions from 2006 to 2008. ACM Group was a pioneer in both
pre-IPO convertibles and PIPEs for acquisition financing. Previously, Mr. Flynn
was a Managing Director in the Equity Capital Markets Group, having joined the
firm in 2001, responsible for all equity techniques for financial institutions,
media, telecom, industrials, and special situations.
has extensive experience in all facets of the equity capital markets, from IPOs
to derivatives, and also developed the forward primary. Before his return to
Wall Street, Mr. Flynn founded and ran Phoenix Media Group, a hybrid old-new
media music firm focused on the aggregation of copyrighted material, from 1998
through early 2001.
Flynn joined Salomon Brothers in early 1993 to establish its corporate equity
derivative group. In 1994, he led the combined convertible capital markets and
corporate equity derivative group, which developed mandatory convertibles and
accelerated share repurchases. In 1995, he became deputy head of Global Equity
Derivatives at Salomon, overseeing the integration of all of the regional
businesses, and relocating to London to run the European equity derivative
Flynn’s career began at Bankers Trust in 1983 in corporate finance. In 1985, he
moved to the derivatives group (swaps, caps, and floors) and founded the
municipal derivative effort. In 1986, he joined the emerging markets group,
where he was part of the merchant banking effort utilizing debt for equity
swaps to acquire numerous Latin American companies. From 1987 through 1989, Mr.
Flynn ran the corporate finance arm of emerging markets. In 1990, he rejoined
the derivatives group, focusing on equity derivatives, and developed the first
corporate equity derivative desk on Wall Street.
Flynn holds a B.A., with honors, in Economics from Harvard College.