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19 June 2012
HOULIHAN LOKEY STRENGTHENS ITS NORDIC COVERAGE AS PART OF EXPANSION STRATEGY IN EUROPE
LONDON – June 19, 2012 – Houlihan Lokey, the international investment bank, today announced its latest senior hire in Europe, as it continues its selective expansion in the region. Kristian Terling has joined as a Managing Director and Head of Nordic Coverage for the firm, with responsibility for further developing the firm’s corporate finance, financial advisory and financial restructuring businesses in the region. He has a joint reporting line to E.W. (Sandy) Purcell, Senior Managing Director and Head of International Financial Advisory Services; Joe Swanson, Managing Director and Co-Head of Financial Restructuring, Europe; and Stephen Winningham, Managing Director and Co-Head of Corporate Finance, Europe. Mr. Terling’s appointment is one of a number of recent senior hires for the firm in Europe, which has ongoing plans to further develop its presence in the region, both in terms of industry sector and geographic coverage.
Previously, Mr. Terling was a managing director and co-head of Nordic Investment Banking at Credit Suisse in London, where he built up a successful track-record in origination and execution of M&A and equity and debt raising transactions, as well as establishing a growing portfolio of corporate, financial sponsor, financial institutions and government relationships.
“Kristian brings with him significant knowledge of the Nordic markets, including extensive experience in building local client relationships and developing new business channels. These attributes will be instrumental in driving our business strategy in the region going forward,” said Mr. Winningham. “Our advisory services are well suited to the demands of today’s business environment, and we are well positioned to assist our Nordic clients at all stages of their business cycles,” he added.
“I am delighted to be leading the firm’s expansion in the Nordic region,” said Mr. Terling. “I look forward to working with colleagues to deliver our investment banking advisory services to clients across the region, as well as enabling our clients worldwide to capitalise on the numerous opportunities arising in these markets.”
Prior to working at Credit Suisse, Mr. Terling was a sector head in the corporate finance group at Handelsbanken Capital Markets in Stockholm, covering clients in the automotive, telecom equipment and engineering sectors. He started his career at Merrill Lynch International in London, where he was a vice president covering Nordic and technology clients.
Mr. Terling holds an M.Eng. in electrical and electronic engineering from Imperial College in London.
Houlihan Lokey is an international investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of our commitment to client success across our advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked globally as the No. 1 restructuring advisor, the No. 1 M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 10 years, and the No. 1 M&A advisor for U.S. transactions under $3 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.
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