Corporate Finance

The intricacies of corporate finance require experience and global reach

Widely recognized as a leading M&A advisor, Houlihan Lokey has longstanding relationships with capital providers, including commercial banks and other senior credit providers, insurance funds, asset managers and mezzanine fund investors. In addition, through our comprehensive financial sponsors coverage, we provide ready access to equity investors. Few investment banks maintain the breadth of relationships and capital markets intelligence that we do.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Houlihan Lokey has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for a broad range of clients—and our experience in M&A has earned us recognition throughout the industry.  In 2017,Thomson Reuters ranked our firm the No.1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions.

Capital Markets

Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets Group offers its clients access to financing in the public and alternative capital markets through the issuance of debt, equity, or hybrid securities. Our trusted advisors have decades of combined experience and a track record of successfully executing financings in a variety of market conditions.

Our global footprint and deep relationships with various capital providers allow us to provide our clients with the flexibility and support to meet their capital needs. With this in mind, we can handle all aspects of your company’s capitalization to help maximize value, pricing and structure.

Illiquid Financial Assets Practice

Houlihan Lokey’s Illiquid Financial Asset (IFA) practice is a global center of excellence for the intermediation of diverse illiquid financial assets. Drawing upon the firm’s extensive expertise across M&A, financial restructuring and valuation, Houlihan Lokey’s dedicated IFA professionals deliver intelligent, creative solutions and flawless execution for transactions across nearly every alternative asset class and transaction type in the secondary and tertiary markets.

Our breadth of knowledge of investor groups allows us to target investors in a controlled, competitive environment to help deliver maximum sales proceeds and best terms for a particular transaction. Our principals are entrenched in the secondary community, a dynamic marketplace in which investors of all types compete for assets of all types.

Private Funds Group (PFG)

The PFG team brings together extensive fundraising and in-house operating experience. Through this unique combination, we seek to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the fundraising process for general partners and provide tailored advice on the development and implementation of strategic initiatives designed to improve market positioning, investor relationships, and fundraising effectiveness over the longer term. This is a unique alternative to legacy placement agency options.

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