• 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. In addition, through our comprehensive financial sponsors coverage, we provide ready access to equity investors. Few investment banks maintain the breadth of relationships and capital markets intelligence that we do.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    Houlihan Lokey has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures for a broad range of clients—and our experience in M&A has earned us recognition throughout the industry. In 2020, Refinitiv once again ranked our firm the No.1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions.

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    2020 M&A Advisory Rankings All U.S. Transactions

    Houlihan Lokey210
    Goldman Sachs & Co172
    JP Morgan132
    Evercore Partners126
    Morgan Stanley123
    Source: Refinitiv (formerly known as Thomson Reuters)
  • Capital Markets

    Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets Group offers its clients access to financing in the private and public capital markets through the issuance of debt, equity, or hybrid securities. Our experienced bankers have decades of combined experience and a track record of successfully executing financings through changing market conditions.

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  • Private Funds Advisory

    The Private Funds Group brings together extensive fundraising and in-house operating experience. Through this unique combination, we seek to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the fundraising process for general partners and provide tailored advice on the development and implementation of strategic initiatives designed to improve market positioning, investor relationships, and fundraising effectiveness over the longer term. This is a unique alternative to legacy placement agency options.

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  • Board Advisory

    With decades of leadership in providing objective, independent advice to public company boards and special committees, Houlihan Lokey is uniquely qualified to navigate the challenges of complex situations and conflict-prone transactions from start to finish. We have extensive experience advising public company boards and special committees with comprehensive, uniquely tailored guidance to help our clients thoroughly evaluate and analyze a range of strategic situations when an independent voice matters most.

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Scott Adelson

Scott Adelson

Global Co-Head, Corporate Finance

Rob Hotz

Robert Hotz

Vice Chairman
Global Co-Head, Corporate Finance

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