Mr. Purcell is a Senior Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s London office and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. As the Head of International Financial Advisory Services, he manages valuation, financial advisory, and opinion services for clients involved in domestic and cross-border transactions. He has more than two decades of experience in the financial services and advisory industry, has been involved in providing fairness and solvency (capital adequacy) opinions on numerous U.S. and European transactions, and has technical expertise on financial due diligence, strategic business valuation, financial restructurings and divestitures.
Mr. Purcell has significant experience with the valuation of securitized vehicles and structured investment vehicles (SIVs), and has advised numerous hedge fund and private equity sponsors on the valuation of their portfolio assets. He has structured, negotiated and closed complex financial and capital transactions in many industries, including transportation, financial services, telecommunications, energy, aviation, consumer products and industrial products.
Mr. Purcell has taught business valuation of privately held companies at Northwestern University and is a frequent speaker on valuation, capital markets and other financial issues.
Mr. Purcell holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Florida and earned his MBA, with concentrations in finance and statistics, from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD), British American Business and the Corporate Development Association (CDA). He is also a member of the Valuation Special Interest Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), the Society of Share and Business Valuers and the Business Valuation Association. He is an approved person registered with the U.K.’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) and in the United States he is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Representative and a Limited Representative – Investment Banking.