PRESS RELEASESTuesday, August 15, 2017

Houlihan Lokey Adds Seasoned Veteran to Its Financial Advisory Services Business

James G. Wolf Joins Tax & Financial Reporting Valuation Practice as a Managing Director

NEW YORK – August 15, 2017 – Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, today announced that James G. Wolf, CFA, has joined the Tax & Financial Reporting Valuation (TFR) practice within Financial Advisory Services as a Managing Director. He is based in New York.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Wolf spent nearly 30 years at EY, where he held a number of roles, including serving as a Market Leader for its Valuation and Business Modeling Group, a U.S. Fairness Opinion Leader, and a Managing Partner for its Center for Strategic Transactions.

“Jim’s track record of advising CEOs, CFOs, and boards around the world during his long career at EY is outstanding,” said Jack Berka, Global Head of Financial Advisory Services. “He has worked on nearly every type of valuation or strategic finance engagement, including acquisitions and sales, reorganizations and recapitalizations, privatizations, purchase price allocations, and many others, and we could not be more excited to add his expertise and leadership to the TFR platform,” he added.

“I’m excited to join a leading independent investment bank that combines a unique culture, global footprint, and truly comprehensive service offering with Houlihan Lokey’s TFR practice,” said Mr. Wolf.

“Adding an officer of Jim’s caliber will substantially enhance the exceptional client service we deliver to clients and contribute meaningfully to the growth of the practice. We look forward to introducing Jim to our client base as we continue to build our market-leading Tax & Financial Reporting Valuation capabilities,” said Tomasz Stefanowski, Managing Director of the firm’s New York TFR practice.

Mr. Wolf holds a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Texas, Austin. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers.

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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