Mr. Flynn is a Managing Director in the Financial Advisory Services business, serving as Head of Asset Management Services within the Firm’s Portfolio Valuation & Advisory Services practice. Previously, he co-founded the firm’s Capital Markets practice, focused on raising senior and junior capital to support general corporate purposes, refinancings, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, growth capital, restructurings and acquisitions. Additionally, he developed the firm’s “Alliance” network with leading independent firms in the U.S. Capital Markets arena. Mr. Flynn is based in Houlihan Lokey’s New York office.
Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Flynn was the head of the Alternative Capital Markets Group at UBS, where he spearheaded the firm’s efforts in raising private alternative capital for public and private clients; this seven-person team raised in excess of $10 billion in more than 60 transactions from 2006 to 2008. The ACM Group was a pioneer in both pre-IPO convertibles and PIPEs for acquisition financing. Prior to taking on this mandate, he was a Managing Director in the Equity Capital Markets Group, having joined the firm in 2001. He was responsible for all equity techniques for financial institutions, media, telecom, industrials and special situations. He has extensive experience in all facets of the equity capital markets, from IPOs to derivatives, and also developed the primaryforward. Before his return to Wall Street, Mr. Flynn founded and ran Phoenix Media Group, a hybrid old-new media music firm focused on the aggregation of copyrighted material, from 1998 through early 2001.
Mr. Flynn joined Salomon Brothers in early 1993 to establish their corporate equity derivative group. In 1994, he was asked to lead the combined convertible capital markets and corporate equity derivative group, which was responsible for such innovations as mandatory convertibles and accelerated share repurchases. In 1995, he was named the deputy head of Global Equity Derivatives at Salomon overseeing the integration of all of the regional businesses and subsequently moved to London to run the European equity derivative group.
Mr. Flynn’s career began at Bankers Trust in 1983 in the corporate finance department. In 1985, he moved to the then nascent derivatives group (swaps, caps and floors) and founded the municipal derivative effort. In 1986, he joined the emerging markets group, where he was part of the merchant banking effort utilizing debt for equity swaps to acquire numerous Latin American companies as part of the emerging markets debt workout. From 1987 through 1989, he ran the corporate finance arm of emerging markets. In 1990, he rejoined the derivatives group, focusing on equity derivatives, and developed the first corporate equity derivative desk on Wall Street.
Mr. Flynn received a B.A. with honors in Economics from Harvard College in 1983.