Scott Kolbrenner

Managing Director

Mr. Kolbrenner is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Business Services Group and leads the firm’s Engineering & Construction practice. His recent transactions include sellside, buyside, financing, restructuring, and strategic advisory engagements, as well as fair market value, ESOP, fairness, and solvency opinions. Mr. Kolbrenner is a regular speaker at industry gatherings, including those sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Associated Builders & Contractors, Associated General Contractors, Construction Financial Managers Association, Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Construction, and many others. He was recognized by Investment Dealers’ Digest as a recipient of its “Forty Under Forty” award. Mr. Kolbrenner is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Kolbrenner was an Associate in the asset securitization group of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., where he was involved in structuring, marketing, and executing medium- and short-term asset-backed securities transactions. Previously, he was an Associate in the corporate department of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he focused on M&A, corporate finance, and financial derivatives.

Mr. Kolbrenner is a board member of  Hollygrove Family Services, a nonprofit agency serving abused and neglected children in Los Angeles. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Golden West chapter.

Mr. Kolbrenner graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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