Richard De Rose
Managing Director
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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 two 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.

Before 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 100 M&A transactions. He was also a Managing Director in the Bear Stearns’s 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.

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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 has served as a member of the M&A and Corporation Law Committees of the New York City Bar Association and was 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.