Mr. De Rose is a Managing
Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services business, where his
primary responsibilities include providing investment banking, valuation, and
transactional opinion services. He is a member of the firm’s Fairness, Solvency,
and Technical Standards Committees. With over three decades of investment banking
experience, Mr. De Rose has extensive expertise in successfully managing
complex transactions across a broad spectrum of industries. He is based in the
firm’s New York office.
joining Houlihan Lokey,
Mr. De Rose served as Managing Director in the M&A Group of Bear, Stearns
& Co. Inc. In that capacity, he advised clients in negotiated M&A,
divestitures, leveraged buyouts, contested takeovers, and proxy
fights—completing more than 200 M&A transactions. He was also a Managing
Director in Bear Stearns’ Financial Restructuring Group, advising debtors,
senior lenders, bondholders, and prospective acquirers of Chapter 11 debtors
and other financially distressed companies. He also served as a member of Bear
Stearns’ Valuation Committee.
De Rose began his career as a corporate attorney at Wachtell,
Lipton, Rosen & Katz. His responsibilities there included providing counsel
to clients in M&A transactions and public and private securities offerings,
as well as advising banks and institutional investors in connection with debt
financings and troubled loan workouts.
De Rose earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, a
Ph.D. in Philosophy from Brown University, and a J.D. from the New York
University School of Law. He is currently a member of the Mergers &
Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association and the American
Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. De Rose is a member of the Corporation
and a former member of the M&A Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
He is also
the past Chairman of the Corporation Law Committee of the New York State Bar
Association (NYSBA) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law
Section of the NYSBA. Mr. De Rose has been qualified as an expert in valuation
by the Delaware Chancery Court.