Sovereign Advisory Services

The dramatic events of the past year have changed the face of global finance, bringing about a convergence between private and public finance to an unprecedented degree. Nowhere is this convergence more evident and more important than in the area of financial restructuring.

As a leading firm in global financial restructuring, Houlihan Lokey is responding to the needs of our diverse clientele by integrating our Sovereign Advisory Services practice with our Financial Restructuring Group, to create a world leading team of approximately 200 financial professionals around the globe.

Our Sovereign Advisory Services practice will now focus on major situations requiring interaction between sovereigns and governmental entities on the one-hand, and private sector corporate entities requiring governmental support or assistance on the other. This expanded and inter-connected practice will focus on exchange offers, new capital and strategic advice to a varied clientele, including Finance Ministries, Central Bank and Sovereign Wealth Funds, as well as State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and their Regulators. We will also advise Sovereign institutional investors on exchange offers, new financings and other matters including independent valuations of sovereign asset portfolios including assets of failed Government administered private sector financial institutions.

The Sovereign Advisory Services team has been a leading sovereign restructuring advisor over the last four years; providing advice to Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, The Dominican Republic, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, Russia, The Seychelles, and St. Kitts and Nevis among others. We have actively participated in meetings of the Paris Club, IMF, WB, IIF, and CFR.

Sovereign Advisory Services Contact

Joseph Swanson
Senior Managing Director