• Financial Sponsors Coverage

    We have one of the largest financial sponsors groups on Wall Street and are dedicated to delivering Houlihan Lokey’s leading industry and product resources.

    Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Sponsors Group develops and maintains relationships with the leading financial sponsors and alternative capital players around the world. Our experienced team of senior bankers works closely with our industry and product bankers to provide creative solutions for our financial sponsor clients. On each engagement, we expend every resource available to provide thoughtful and creative solutions to help achieve optimal outcomes.

    Our clients include the world’s leading global alternative asset managers:

    • Private Equity
    • Credit Managers
    • Family Offices
    • General Partners
    • Hedge Funds
    • Pension Funds
    • Sovereign Wealth Funds
    • Special Situation Investors

    Our financial sponsors coverage officers:

    • Develop a thorough understanding of a financial sponsor, its investment criteria, and its portfolio companies
    • Deliver consistent, high-quality deal flow and actionable proprietary investment ideas
    • Introduce bankers with deep industry expertise who can impart value-added, actionable ideas for new platform investments and existing portfolio companies
    • Leverage our Capital Markets Group to advise on debt and equity capital needs
    • Provide extensive fundraising capabilities with our Private Funds Group
    • Offer tested, trustworthy valuation services to financial sponsors 
    • Provide access to our Financial Restructuring Group, which advises financial sponsors and their portfolio companies undergoing financial distress and creditors looking to take over companies through their unpaid claims 
    • Deliver our vast network of management and board members 

    Accomplishments:

    • No. 1 global private equity M&A advisor since 2016 (Source: Pitchbook.com)
    • Houlihan Lokey has completed more than 500 M&A transactions for private equity clients during the past five years
    • Our Capital Markets team raised $6 billion for sponsor clients in 2017
    • Our Financial Restructuring Group worked on 68 restructurings for financial sponsor clients in 2017
    • Our Financial Advisory Services team worked on over 700 engagements for financial sponsors clients in 2017
  • Services

    Delivering insight and expertise to help advance your vision

    We guide clients through the complex financial and strategic challenges that they face during each stage of their business life cycle. As a leading advisory-focused independent investment bank, we are able to serve as a trusted advocate to our clients across a number of key disciplines.

  • Corporate Finance

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    Widely recognized as a leading M&A advisor, Houlihan Lokey has long-standing relationships with capital providers, including commercial banks and other senior credit providers, insurance funds, asset managers, and mezzanine fund investors.

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    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Capital Markets
    • Illiquid Financial Assets
    • Private Funds Advisory
    • Board Advisory

    Financial Restructuring

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    With nearly 200 professionals worldwide, our team responds quickly in complicated situations. Every assignment is staffed with professionals who facilitate prompt completion of due diligence and analysis.

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    • Company Advisory
    • Creditor Advisory

    Additional Advisory Services

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    Over the past 40 years, Houlihan Lokey has established one of the largest worldwide financial advisory practices. In 2017, Thomson Reuters ranked us the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years.

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    • Transaction Opinions
    • Transaction Advisory Services
    • Tax & Financial Reporting Valuation
    • Portfolio Valuation & Fund Advisory Services
    • Real Estate Valuation & Advisory Services
    • Dispute Resolution Consulting
    • Tech+IP Advisory
    • Strategic Consulting

Contact Us

John Mavredakis

Senior Managing Director
Head of Financial Sponsors Group

John Mavredakis

Kevin Salmini

Managing Director
Head of Private Equity Coverage 

Kevin Salmini

Mark Goldman

Managing Director
Head of Alternative Capital Coverage

Mark Goldman

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