Michael McMahon

Managing Director

Mr. McMahon is a Managing Director and Head of the Asset Management practice within Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Institutions Group. He has nearly three decades of investment banking and capital markets experience advising financial service companies. He is based in the firm’s Miami office.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey in 2009, Mr. McMahon was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Diversified Financials within the Financial Institutions Group at Morgan Stanley. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he spent nearly 10 years at Credit Suisse/Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as a Managing Director, where he was responsible for capital raising and advisory assignments for specialty finance companies. Before covering financial institutions in investment banking, Mr. McMahon worked in various capacities as a structured products/ABS banker both at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and NatWest Securities/Greenwich Capital Markets, where he covered and executed transactions on behalf of clients issuing asset-backed securities.

Mr. McMahon has advised on a variety of asset management, specialty finance, and government-related transactions, including the internal recapitalization of Och-Ziff; the sale of minority stakes in Halcyon and Mariner Investment Group; the sale of Triangle Capital, NewStar Financial, Full Circle Capital, MetWest, and the IMAs of Fifth Street Asset Management; the going-private transaction for ZAIS Group; the acquisition of Robeco; the acquisition of the IMAs of Business Development Corporation of America (BDCA), Realty Finance Trust, and KCAP Financial; and the acquisition of Apollo Residential Mortgage REIT by Apollo Commercial Mortgage REIT. He also advised on the largest prepackaged bankruptcy and first successful bankruptcy restructuring of a U.S. bank holding company (CIT Group) and advised the U.S. Treasury on the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the divestitures of its TARP investments.

Mr. McMahon holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Kentucky.

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