Terence Tchen

Terence Tchen

Managing Director

Mr. Tchen is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Technical Standards Committee. He has over 30 years of experience advising public-company and private-company clients, boards of directors, and financial sponsors in connection with mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, spinoffs, stock buybacks, recapitalizations, going-private transactions, strategic alternative assessments, and capital-raising activities. These services include rendering fairness, solvency, and other transaction-related opinions to companies, boards of directors, special committees, private equity and hedge fund fiduciaries, and independent fiduciaries. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Mr. Tchen also analyzes and values private companies, debt and equity securities, derivative securities, litigation claims, structured securities, nonperforming loan portfolios, private equity interests, intangible assets, and contingent liabilities for transaction, tax, financial reporting, estate and gift tax, and litigation purposes. He has authored a chapter on the valuation of stock options in an update to Financial Valuation: Businesses and Business Interests.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Tchen was a systems programmer for IBM Corp. specializing in IBM mainframe operating systems and other IBM program products.

Mr. Tchen holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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