Houlihan Lokey Has Acquired Black Stone IP

The transaction, which closed on January 17, 2017, significantly strengthens Houlihan Lokey’s ability to offer clients technology and intellectual property-specific knowledge, and deep industry relationships among buyers, sellers, investors, and industry leaders in technology and IP-driven sectors globally. Clients of both firms will benefit from a combination of leading subject matter expertise and a global platform. Black Stone IP’s founding team, now part of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services business, has executed and advised on hundreds of IP-driven transactions and projects totaling billions of dollars. The team is considered a leader in Tech+IP advisory work.

“We believe that Houlihan Lokey has the best combination of global footprint, complementary services, and corporate culture of any independent advisory firm in financial services. The firm’s longtime leadership in valuation services and M&A, along with its deep expertise in illiquid financial assets across industry sectors, provides a powerful combination from which our clients will derive an immediate benefit. We are extremely excited about this next phase of our growth as we join Houlihan Lokey’s extensive platform.”
~Elvir Causevic
Chief Executive Officer, Black Stone IP

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“Black Stone IP’s founding mission was to help clients solve their toughest Tech+IP challenges, and we have been able to do that on a global scale across many IP-driven industry sectors. We look forward to even more impactful results with Houlihan Lokey.”
– Edmund Fish  
Senior Managing Director, Black Stone IP

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Officers Who Have Joined Our Tech+IP Advisory Team

Clients of both firms benefit from a combination of deep sector expertise and global platform.


Elvir Causevic
Managing Director
Co-Head of
Tech+IP Advisory

Mitchell Rosenfeld

Sasha Sokhis
Vice President

Edmund Fish
Managing Director
Co-Head of
Tech+IP Advisory

Pallavi Shah
Senior Vice President 

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