PRESS RELEASESMonday, November 28, 2016

Leadership in Valuation Services: Houlihan Lokey Wins Several Industry Awards for Outstanding Portfolio Valuation & Fund Advisory Services

NEW YORK – November 28, 2016 – Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE: HLI), the global investment bank, today announced that it recently won several industry awards related to its Portfolio Valuation & Fund Advisory Services practice.

On October 20, Houlihan Lokey was an award recipient in HFMWeek’s annual HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards, winning in the category of “Best Valuation Service – Hard to Value Assets.” These awards “recognize and reward those hedge fund service providers that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months.” A panel comprised of eight U.S.-based hedge fund COOs and CFOs judged hedge fund service providers based on a range of criteria including firms’ business models, growth over the past year, innovation, and client testimonials. The full list of award recipients can be viewed here.

On November 21, Houlihan Lokey’s expertise in portfolio valuation again earned industry recognition in the 11th annual ACQ5 Global Awards, winning “Portfolio Valuation Firm of the Year” and “Complex Securities Valuation Firm of the Year” for the U.S. In addition, Dr. Cindy Ma, Global Head of Portfolio Valuation & Fund Advisory Services, was awarded “Gamechanger of the Year” in the U.S. The complete awards publication is now accessible online here.

“These awards underscore the dedication to client service, market knowledge, and industry-leading valuation expertise on which Cindy and the Portfolio Valuation & Fund Advisory Services practice prides themselves. I’m extremely pleased that their hard work has received this recognition,” said Jack Berka, Global Head of Financial Advisory Services. 

“We believe that our commitment to excellence is reflected in every valuation engagement we undertake, but it is especially rewarding to have earned these honors from industry experts and market participants alike,” said Dr. Ma. “We strive to provide our clients with the best possible valuation capabilities in the industry, and I am grateful to my entire Portfolio Valuation & Fund Advisory Services team for their contribution to receiving these prestigious awards,” she added.

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm's commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past six consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past seven consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.

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