Sam Handler

Sam Handler

Senior Vice President

Mr. Handler is a Senior Vice President in Houlihan Lokey’s Business Services Group and focuses on the edtech, education, and government technology sectors. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Mr. Handler has worked on a number of M&A transactions while at Houlihan Lokey. Some of his recent deals include the sale of itslearning to Sanoma; the sale of enTouch to RCN; the sale of VStar Entertainment to Cirque du Soleil, a portfolio company of TPG Capital; the sale of Pink Jeep Tours to Herschend Enterprises; and the sale of WordStream to Gannett.

Mr. Handler joined Houlihan Lokey in 2017. Previously, he worked in the Financial Sponsors Group at Deutsche Bank, where he focused on private equity transactions, including Apollo's acquisitions of Rackspace and Lumileds and Thomas H. Lee Partner's acquisition of Give & Go Prepared Foods Inc. 

Mr. Handler holds a B.A. in Government from Colby College and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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