Rob Louv

Rob Louv

Managing Director
Global Co-Head of the Technology, Media & Telecom Group

Mr. Louv is a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group. He has an extensive background in TMT investment banking with more than 250 M&A/private placement transactions announced, representing nearly $225 billion in aggregate consideration. Mr. Louv has advised on a broad range of transactions, from raising capital for fast-growing, market-disruptive companies to the largest North American hostile defense transaction. He is also an entrepreneur, founding ArchPoint Partners (an investment bank focused on TMT sold to Houlihan Lokey) and supporting future entrepreneurs with the Long & Louv Entrepreneurial Scholarship Fund at Vanderbilt University. He is based in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Mr. Louv advises companies in a broad range of TMT domains, including being a pioneer focusing on software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, technology-enabled services, vertical application solutions (including areas such as the fintech, edtech, travel, legal, and nonprofit sectors), data analytics, human capital management, enterprise software, supply chain, mobility (including IoT), infrastructure software (including security software), marketing automation (including VoC), e-commerce (B2C and B2B), sports, and digital publishing.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Louv was a founder and Managing Partner of ArchPoint Partners. Since beginning his investment banking career, he has provided strategic counsel on acquisitions, sales and divestitures, restructuring, recapitalizations, leverage/management buyouts, minority buyouts, special committee assignments, hostile defense, and placement of equity, debt, and structured securities. 

Prior to founding ArchPoint Partners, Mr. Louv was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Technology Banking at Montgomery & Co., where he served on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Board of Managers, Compensation Committee, and as Chairman of the Fairness Opinion Review Committee.

Prior to joining Montgomery & Co., Mr. Louv was a senior banker in the Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group with J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc., supporting clients in TMT. Additionally, he led the firm’s West Coast M&A efforts for the software, technology-enabled services, and internet sectors.

Before attending graduate school, Mr. Louv worked for SunTrust as an Assistant Vice President, executing leveraged loans and providing financial advisory services.

Mr. Louv holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Finance, from the University of Florida and earned an MBA from Vanderbilt University, graduating in the top 5% of his class. He attended both universities on academic scholarship. Mr. Louv is a former member of the Vanderbilt University Owen Board. 

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