James Local

Managing Director
+44 (0) 20 7907 4229

Mr. Local is a Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey and is focussed on technology, content, and data-led companies in education/ed tech, B2B information, environment, and transportation. He is based in the firm's London office.

Mr. Local's experience comprises M&A transactions for both publicly listed and private companies as well as debt and equity capital raisings.

Mr. Local was a Director with Quayle Munro prior to its acquisition by Houlihan Lokey in 2018. He joined Quayle Munro in April 2017 from Livingstone Partners, where he was a Director.

Notable transactions that Mr. Local completed prior to joining Houlihan Lokey include Investcorp Technology Partners’ investment in Impero; TA Associate’s investment in Inspired; the sale of Autodata to Solera Holdings, Inc; WPP’s disposal of Grass Roots Group Holdings Inc to Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc; Solera Holdings, Inc’s acquisition of CAP Automotive; and the sale of Autologic Holdings to Stobart Group.

Mr. Local holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Cambridge and is a Chartered Accountant.


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