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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Steven Tishman Joins Houlihan Lokey as Global Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group
NEW YORK – January 10, 2012 – Houlihan Lokey, an international investment bank, announced today that Steven Tishman has joined as Global Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Tishman, formerly with Rothschild, Inc., will help spearhead Houlihan Lokey’s ongoing domestic and international expansion in Corporate Finance.
Mr. Tishman brings more than 25 years of experience to the position, including the past nine years as co-head of U.S. M&A at Rothschild. Prior to that, he held senior-level roles at Robertson Stephens, Inc., and Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.
“Steven is clearly a seasoned investment banker who brings a strong set of M&A skills to our growing Corporate Finance business,” said Robert Hotz, Senior Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Houlihan Lokey. “He has a tremendous board-room presence and will serve our clients well as we continue to integrate and expand our domestic and global operations.”
Houlihan Lokey, a leading M&A advisor across numerous industries, launched its international expansion a decade ago in London, and has since established offices in Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing. Since 2009, the firm has added more than 30 senior-level bankers to its domestic and international offices.
“Given the increasingly global nature of the M&A business, I am excited to join Houlihan Lokey’s strong international franchise,” Mr. Tishman said. “As we head into a new year, I look forward to ensuring that our clients continue to receive the full range of expertise and high-quality independent advice that they have come to expect from Houlihan Lokey over the past 40 years.”
Mr. Tishman holds an MBA in finance and an M.S. in accounting from New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration, and an A.B. in history from Princeton University. He is a board member of Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. and previously served on the boards of Nautica, Claire’s Stores, and Odimo.
Houlihan Lokey is an international investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of our commitment to client success across our advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for U.S. transactions under $5 billion, the No. 1 M&A fairness opinion advisor for U.S. transactions over the past 10 years, and the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, according to Thomson Reuters.
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