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Montag, 5. Februar 2018
HOULIHAN LOKEY EXPANDS FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING BUSINESS IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION WITH NEW HIRE
Middleton Joins Firm as a Managing Director in Hong Kong
HONG KONG – February
5, 2018 – Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, today
announced that Edward Middleton has joined the firm as a Managing Director and
Co-Head of Financial Restructuring, Asia alongside Brandon Gale. He is based in
Mr. Middleton enjoys
an excellent reputation in the international restructuring community, having been
a partner at KPMG, where for 10 years he was Head of its Restructuring Services
practice in China and the Asia-Pacific region. In this role, Mr. Middleton oversaw
formal insolvency and regulatory appointments, out-of-court financial
restructuring, crisis management appointments, and operational turnarounds for
stressed and distressed assets. Mr.
Middleton has spent more than 20 years in Asia, and his experience spans nearly
every major industry sector, including banking and financial services,
securities, energy and natural resources, transport and distribution,
construction, hotels and leisure, electronics, manufacturing, technology,
retail, and luxury goods. He began his restructuring
career in the U.K. in 1989.
“We are looking
to selectively expand our restructuring teams in Hong Kong and Singapore in
line with growth in the Asian debt capital markets and with a focus on
developing expertise outside our core market segment,” said Joseph Swanson,
Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s European Financial
Restructuring Group, who also oversees the firm’s Financial Restructuring
business in Asia. “As a practice leader with an outstanding track record of
advising on nearly every type of restructuring engagement, Eddie is the perfect
candidate to join our team in Hong Kong. I’m confident he will be tremendously
beneficial both to our clients and to Houlihan Lokey’s continued growth in the
region,” he continued.
“With a decades-long
reputation as a global leader in financial restructuring and recent expansion
of its Financial Restructuring efforts in Sydney and Dubai, Houlihan Lokey is
an incredibly exciting opportunity for me. I look forward to partnering with
Brandon and leveraging my experience, relationships, and expertise to provide
our clients with the superior advice and solutions they have come to expect,”
said Mr. Middleton.
holds a B.A. in Economics & Politics from the University of
Manchester. He is a fellow of INSOL
International and a member of the International Insolvency Institute, as well
as holds fellowship status of both the Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm's commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, according to Thomson Reuters.
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