PRESS RELEASESTuesday, April 18, 2017

Houlihan Lokey Strengthens Healthcare Information Technology Coverage With New Hire

NEW YORK – April 18, 2017 – Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE: HLI), the global investment bank, today announced that Michael Siano has joined the firm as a Director in the Healthcare Group. Mr. Siano will partner with Jon Pritti, Managing Director, to lead the firm’s healthcare information technology (HCIT) coverage effort. He is based in New York.

Mr. Siano joins from Deutsche Bank, where he was a Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking group and worked on a range of strategic M&A and capital markets transactions for HCIT companies. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he was a Vice President in the Healthcare Services banking group at RBC Capital Markets and an Associate at Oak Hill Capital Partners, where he focused on investments in the healthcare services sector. Mr. Siano began his career at Merrill Lynch in 2002.

“HCIT continues to be a growing, active sector and one in which Houlihan Lokey has a substantial leadership position in M&A advisory,” said Mark Francis, Head of the Healthcare Group. “Mike has an outstanding track record of advising clients in the HCIT sector, and his knowledge, experience, and relationships are complementary to our culture and approach to client service. We are confident that Mike’s expertise will be tremendously beneficial to our clients and help continue the market leadership we have achieved to date,” he added.

“Houlihan Lokey's Healthcare Group has an impressive track record of providing independent, differentiated advice that leads to exceptional outcomes for clients. As the HCIT sector continues to rapidly evolve and consolidate, there is a tremendous opportunity to advise clients on M&A transactions and private financings. I’m delighted to have joined a market-leading Healthcare Group, and I look forward to partnering with my colleagues across the firm to continue the group's momentum by serving as a trusted advisor to our clients,” said Mr. Siano.

Mr. Siano earned a B.S. in Finance, cum laude, from Villanova University.

With 35 professionals, Houlihan Lokey’s Healthcare Group is one of the largest industry coverage groups of its kind in the middle market. In both 2015 and 2016, Houlihan Lokey ranked No. 1 for all U.S. healthcare transactions based on number of deals, according to Thomson Reuters.

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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