• 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. 

    Our global footprint and deep senior relationships with various capital providers allow us to provide our clients with the flexibility and support to meet their capital needs. 

    Financing Experts With Proven Results

    Our Capital Markets Group provides capital-raising services for a wide variety of clients, from large, publicly held, multinational corporations to privately held companies either sponsor-backed or founded and run by entrepreneurs. In partnership with our Industry Coverage teams and Financial Sponsors Group, we combine superior sector knowledge and relationships with significant expertise in structuring and syndicating financings.

    We approach each transaction with the goal of creating a capital structure that enables our clients to achieve their strategic priorities with the best terms available in the market. Houlihan Lokey has acted as an underwriter, an agent, or a strategic advisor for a wide variety of financings, including private issuances of leveraged loans, mezzanine debt, and minority equity as well as public offerings of common stock, equity-linked securities, and high-yield bonds. In a capital markets environment that is rapidly changing and increasingly complex, it is critical to have a trusted investment bank with the experience and proven ability to deliver a tailored financing solution—not just capital.

    In fiscal year ended 2020, we raised over $9 billion of capital for corporate clients worldwide. Given our large volume of financing transactions, we believe that we have an unusual ability to fully understand the ever-changing capital markets and achieve optimal outcomes for our clients.

    We have approximately 45 dedicated finance professionals across our offices in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, London, and Milan.

  • Private Capital Solutions

    Market Leader

    We work with clients as a placement agent to offer private and public clients market-leading access to private capital (revolving credit facilities; first-lien, second-lien, and unitranche term loans; mezzanine debt; HoldCo PIK notes; preferred equity; convertible preferred equity, etc.). We create bespoke private capital solutions for a wide variety of uses, including acquisition finance, growth capital, recapitalizations, shareholder liquidity, and special situations.

    Supported by our Financial Sponsors Group, we maintain an active network of financial institutions, global asset managers, pension funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, BDCs, and family offices seeking to invest in, or lend directly to, private and public companies. By combining these resources with our significant expertise in structuring, executing, and syndicating private capital, we offer our private capital-seeking clients the broadest funding choices possible.

    Capital Markets Advisory

    Independent Advice

    We provide independent advisory services, assisting clients in achieving best execution by helping them determine which markets to access, what structures are most appropriate, and how to position their businesses with rating agencies, banks, and institutional investors to attain optimal terms. We also have the ability to serve as underwriter or bookrunner with respect to traditional debt and equity offerings, including leveraged loans and public offerings of debt, equity-linked, and equity securities.

    With our deep knowledge of the financing markets and firm expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and financial restructuring, we provide capital markets advice and innovative solutions to address some of the most challenging financing needs.  

    Syndicated Leveraged Finance

    HL Finance, LLC

    We, through HL Finance, arrange on senior secured leveraged loans for financial sponsor-backed, privately held, and public corporate entities. HL Finance acts as arranger on syndicated loan transactions and enters into agreements with strategic investors to provide underwriting commitments in support of, and to participate in, those transactions.

    Houlihan Lokey, through this platform, participates in both committed and best efforts transactions across a broad range of financings, including leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, dividend recapitalizations, and refinancings, primarily for borrowers with EBITDA and capital needs in excess of $50 million and $250 million, respectively.

    Liability Management

    Houlihan Lokey has a successful and differentiated practice advising clients in situations that fall between traditional capital markets and restructuring services to obtain an out-of-court solution to their balance sheet issues. Our services include:

    • Addressing maturities and other capital structure constraints
    • Balance sheet deleveraging
    • Structuring M&A and other strategic transactions for companies with over-leveraged capital structures
    • Creating value for stakeholders through complex balance sheet solutions

Contact Us

Chris Dunlop

Chris Dunlop

Managing Director
Global Co-Head, Capital Markets

Anthony Martino

Anthony Martino

Managing Director
Global Co-Head, Capital Markets

Gregg Newman

Gregg Newman

Managing Director
Global Co-Head, Capital Markets

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