Brent Ferrin

Managing Director

Mr. Ferrin is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Institutions Group and leads the firm’s Specialty Finance practice. He specializes in advising financial services companies on M&A, capital raising, and other corporate finance engagements. Mr. Ferrin has more than a decade of experience working with specialty finance companies (consumer, commercial, and mortgage) as well as asset managers, broker-dealers, banks, insurers, and insurance services companies. He is based in the firm’s New York office.

Mr. Ferrin’s transaction experience includes advising 19th Capital (class 8 truck lessor) on its sale to Hilco; Merchants Automotive Group (fleet lessor) and Tricolor Auto on growth capital raises; Merchants Preferred (lease purchase) on its sale to Rent-A-Center; Pacific Rim Capital (MHE lessor) on its sale to Fuyo; Flex Fleet Rental (commercial truck rental) on its sale to Waterfall Asset Management; Mortgage Lenders of America on its sale to Zillow Group; ORIX USA on its acquisition of NXT Capital; Interstate Capital (factoring) on its sale to Triumph Bancorp; Key Health Group (medical receivable financing) on its merger with Oasis Financial; Creekridge Capital (equipment lessor) on its sale to Hitachi Capital America; Doral Financial on its sale of more than $1 billion of Puerto Rico-based performing and nonperforming residential and commercial mortgage loans; ORIX Corp. on its $2.6 billion acquisition of a 90% interest in Robeco Group; the U.S. Treasury with respect to the management and disposition of its CPP bank investments; and on the rescue financing/restructurings of CIT Group, Inc., and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

Mr. Ferrin graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Business and a concentration in Finance from Wake Forest University. He serves on the junior board for Room to Grow New York.

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