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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
HOULIHAN LOKEY FURTHER EXPANDS ITS TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES PRACTICE
NEW YORK – January 24, 2012—Houlihan Lokey, an international investment bank, today announced that Sean Windsor has joined the firm as a Director in the New York office and is the latest hire into the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice as part of its ongoing global expansion.
Mr. Windsor has more than 25 years of experience providing financial and operating transaction support and due diligence services to private equity firms, corporations, and financial institutions in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. He was previously a senior managing director in FTI Consulting’s Transaction Services practice. Prior to that, he was a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in their Transaction Services practice. In addition, during his career, Mr. Windsor has been an investment banker, an accounting manager in private industry and an auditor.
Commenting on the hire, Sam W. Clark, IV, Managing Director and Global Head of Houlihan Lokey’s TAS practice said, “Sean is a seasoned advisor with an extensive background in due diligence, identifying value drivers, and helping resolve potential obstacles critical to investment decisions. We are pleased to add him to our team as we continue to bolster our capabilities in this area.”
Mr. Windsor added, “Houlihan Lokey offers transaction advisory services from a unique platform and I’ve been extremely impressed with the rapid growth of their financial and tax due diligence practice over the past few years. I look forward to contributing to their continued expansion while helping a growing roster of clients to execute more successful acquisitions and investments.”
Houlihan Lokey’s recent senior hires into TAS include Jerry Schwartzman, who joined the firm from Duff & Phelps in June 2011 as a Director in the New York office and Head of M&A Tax Due Diligence Services as well as Andrew Deren and Bryan Walker who joined the practice in 2011 as Senior Vice Presidents in the Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices, respectively.
Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) is a global 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 all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 15 years, according to Thomson Reuters.
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