Tad Flynn

Tad Flynn

Managing Director

Mr. Flynn is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial and Valuation Advisory business, serving as Head of Asset Manager Services. He co-founded the firm’s Capital Markets Group, focused on raising senior and junior capital to support general corporate purposes, refinancings, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, growth capital, restructurings, and acquisitions. He is based in the firm’s New York office.

Mr. Flynn serves on the board of Prairie Provident Resources Canada Ltd. (a privately held Canadian E&P company), where he joined as an independent director in 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He served on the board of Full Circle Capital, Inc. (a NASDAQ-listed BDC) from August 2014 through November 2016. For each of these companies, his responsibilities have included serving on the Audit, Nomination & Corporate Governance, and Compensation committees.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Flynn was Head of the Alternative Capital Markets Group at UBS, raising in excess of $10 billion in private alternative capital for public and private clients via 60 transactions from 2006 to 2008. ACM Group was a pioneer in both pre-IPO convertibles and PIPEs for acquisition financing. Previously, Mr. Flynn was a Managing Director in the Equity Capital Markets Group, having joined the firm in 2001, responsible for all equity techniques for financial institutions, media, telecom, industrials, and special situations. 

He has extensive experience in all facets of the equity capital markets, from IPOs to derivatives, and also developed the forward primary. Before his return to Wall Street, Mr. Flynn founded and ran Phoenix Media Group, a hybrid old-new media music firm focused on the aggregation of copyrighted material, from 1998 through early 2001.

Mr. Flynn joined Salomon Brothers in early 1993 to establish its corporate equity derivative group. In 1994, he led the combined convertible capital markets and corporate equity derivative group, which developed mandatory convertibles and accelerated share repurchases. In 1995, he became deputy head of Global Equity Derivatives at Salomon, overseeing the integration of all of the regional businesses, and relocating to London to run the European equity derivative group.

Mr. Flynn’s career began at Bankers Trust in 1983 in corporate finance. In 1985, he moved to the derivatives group (swaps, caps, and floors) and founded the municipal derivative effort. In 1986, he joined the emerging markets group, where he was part of the merchant banking effort utilizing debt for equity swaps to acquire numerous Latin American companies. From 1987 through 1989, Mr. Flynn ran the corporate finance arm of emerging markets. In 1990, he rejoined the derivatives group, focusing on equity derivatives, and developed the first corporate equity derivative desk on Wall Street.

Mr. Flynn holds a B.A., with honors, in Economics from Harvard College.



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