Hardie is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group.
Since joining the
has managed numerous debtor- and creditor-side restructuring assignments
involving businesses in various industries, including energy, gaming, cable
operators, and general industrial. Mr. Hardie is based in the firm’s New York
Mr. Hardie’s notable publicly disclosed
assignments include: AEI Resources Holding Inc.; Allegheny Energy Supply;
Adelphia Communications Corp. (Frontiervision); ANP Funding I, LLC; Anthony
Crane Rental, LP; Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp.; Calpine Corp.; Classic
Cable, Inc.; Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.; Danka Business Systems, PLC;
Enron Corp.; GeoEye, Inc. (f/k/a ORBIMAGE); Grove
Worldwide, LLC; Haights Cross Communications; Hayes
Lemmerz International, Inc.; JCC Holding Co.(Harrah’s Jazz); Lionel, LLC; Maxim
Cranes; Mirant Corp.; Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority; National Energy &
Gas Transmission, Inc. (f/k/a PG&E National Energy Group); Nellson Neutraceutical, Inc.; Trident Resources Corp.;
Trump Organization Inc.; Tokheim Corp.; and Wilton Products, Inc.
to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Hardie was Executive Vice President at Marvel Enterprises,
Inc., where he led that company’s efforts to acquire Marvel Entertainment Group
out of Chapter 11, including arranging over $750 million in financings,
managing the divestiture of several non-core businesses, managing the company’s
domestic and international licensing activities (motion picture, television,
clothing, character statues, games, etc.), and serving as general counsel.
to that, Mr. Hardie was Executive Vice President of Fleer/SkyBox International LP, a $200 million
trading card and confectionery subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings
Inc., where he had general management responsibility for the company’s sales
and marketing operations as well as served as the company’s general counsel.
Mr. Hardie also practiced law as an Associate for Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam
& Roberts in New York and Jones Walker in New Orleans, where he specialized
in corporate and securities law and was involved in numerous public and private
debt and equity securities offerings, asset-based financing transactions, and
domestic and international acquisitions.
Hardie holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Alabama and a J.D. from
Vanderbilt University, where he was the Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt