PRESS RELEASESThursday, November 4, 2021

Houlihan Lokey Expands Its Chemicals Coverage Capabilities With Senior Hire

David Schneider Joins as a Managing Director

NEW YORK—November 4, 2021—Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, announced that David Schneider has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Industrials Group. He is based in New York and will bolster Houlihan Lokey’s coverage of the chemicals sector.

“We are delighted that David has joined our global chemicals coverage team to better serve our clients in this important and growing sector,” said William Peluchiwski, Global Head of the Industrials Group at Houlihan Lokey. “His creativity, collaborative approach, and dedication to client service represent an excellent cultural fit with Houlihan Lokey, and I am confident that his expertise and industry relationships will be of great benefit to our global client base.”

Mr. Schneider joins from Deutsche Bank, where he has spent the entirety of his 13-year career focused on the chemicals sector. While there, he advised clients in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region on a range of corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financings. Mr. Schneider’s experience spans the chemicals sector, including lubricants and fluids, coatings, adhesives and sealants, additives and ingredients, resins, and commodity and intermediate chemistries as well as inorganic materials.

“Houlihan Lokey’s global chemicals practice has built an outstanding track record advising both corporates and sponsors around the world to deliver best-in-class services and help clients achieve superior results. I look forward to partnering with Lee Harrs, Martin Bastian, and my other colleagues across the firm to support our clients with the full breadth of the firm’s products and services across corporate finance, restructuring, and valuation as we continue to grow the chemicals platform,” said Mr. Schneider.

Mr. Schneider holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Rutgers University, graduating summa cum laude

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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