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Dienstag, 28. Februar 2012

LONDON – February 28, 2012 - Houlihan Lokey, an international investment bank, announced today that Stephen Winningham has joined as Managing Director and Co-Head of European Corporate Finance in the firm’s London office. 

Mr. Winningham, formerly with Lloyds Banking Group, will work alongside Brian McKay, Managing Director and fellow Co-Head of European Corporate Finance, and will focus on further developing the firm’s European M&A and financing business. He will report to Scott Adelson and Robert Hotz, Senior Managing Directors and Global Co-Heads of the firm’s Corporate Finance business.

Mr. Winningham was recently head of Major Corporates at Lloyds Banking Group, overseeing the group’s coverage of U.K. and U.S. investment grade corporate clients. Prior to this, he was global head of Lloyds Banking Group’s Financial Institutions business.

“Stephen’s extensive international experience and proven track record in building client relationships will be instrumental in further enhancing our European and cross-border coverage,” said Scott Adelson. “Stephen’s appointment underlines our commitment to provide fully-integrated  client focused advisory services to our corporate clients. He will be working closely with our sector and product specialists to build on the strong presence Houlihan Lokey has already created in the region,” added Robert Hotz.

 “I’m delighted to join the firm at a time when there is an increasing need for independent strategic advice in the marketplace, which is something that Houlihan Lokey specialises in,” said Stephen Winningham. “I look forward to contributing to our growth strategy and further enhancing our client offering.”

Mr. Winningham brings with him three decades of experience in investment banking and commercial banking.  Prior to Lloyds Banking Group, he was group head of the Asia Industrials and M&A groups at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup in Hong Kong. He also held leadership roles at Paine Webber Inc. and Kidder Peabody & Co. in New York (both now part of the UBS Group). He started his investment banking career at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Winningham holds a MBA from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University in New York. He undertook additional graduate level studies in economics at New York University.


 

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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