Houlihan Lokey Combines with Leonardo & Co. to Expand Reach across Continental Europe

Houlihan Lokey has acquired the investment banking operations of Leonardo & Co. NV in Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain, and become a minority partner in a joint venture with the management team of Leonardo in respect of Leonardo’s investment banking operations in Italy. Leonardo has closed over 150 transactions in the last three years, and the acquisition significantly increases Houlihan Lokey’s relationships, country-specific knowledge, industry expertise, and international reach across all service lines. The transaction closed on November 16, 2015.

“We are excited to join a firm with the global reach, deep industry knowledge, and intellectual and technical expertise that Houlihan Lokey possesses. These attributes, along with the strong cultural compatibility between the two firms, were highly appealing to us. We look forward to working with our new partners at Houlihan Lokey and continuing to deliver superior advice to clients of both firms, in Europe and around the world.”
Matteo Manfredi
CEO, Leonardo

“We have known the Leonardo team for some time and have even worked alongside them on transactions. It became clear that there existed an excellent cultural and intellectual fit with our existing European platform. Beyond the strategic geographic expansion, the addition of this world-class team of bankers will provide a tremendous benefit to our clients.”
Scott Beiser 
CEO, Houlihan Lokey

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Expanded relationships, industry expertise, country-specific knowledge, and international reach across all service lines.

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Fila Nutreco Mykita
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Expanded Team

54 financial professionals, including 11 Managing Directors, have joined Houlihan Lokey’s global Corporate Finance network.

Managing Directors, Netherlands
Rob Oudman
Rob Hendriks

Managing Director, Spain
José María Iceta
Managing Directors, Germany
Ulrich Graebner
Tobias Rieg
Jan P. Weidner
Managing Directors, Italy Joint Venture
Matteo Manfredi, Co-Head of Corporate Finance,
Pietro Braicovich
Andrea Mainetti
André Pichler

Learn more about the acquisition in the Press Release