Gagan Sawhney

Managing Director

Mr. Sawhney is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG). He is based in the firm’s New York office.

Previously, Mr. Sawhney was a Managing Partner at Freeman & Co., an independent advisory firm focused on providing M&A advisory, capital raising, and other investment banking advisory services to financial institutions clients, prior to its acquisition by Houlihan Lokey in 2019.

While at Freeman & Co., Mr. Sawhney focused on building and expanding relationships with some of the firm’s largest clients in the broker-dealer, financial technology, and specialty finance spaces. He has advised on transactions involving some of the largest global financial institutions, including JPMorgan, Citigroup, Capital One, BNY Mellon, Credit Suisse, Société Générale, Jefferies, Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal, KeyCorp, and Raymond James.

Previously, Mr. Sawhney was also a Managing Director at KBC Financial Products USA, running its reverse mortgage origination and trading operations.

Mr. Sawhney received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Punjab University and an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, where he graduated first in his class. Mr. Sawhney also attended Columbia Business School.

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