PRESS RELEASESWednesday, June 28, 2017

Houlihan Lokey Builds Its Strategic Consulting Group With New Hire

Brad Hafer Joins to Lead Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Efforts in Strategic Consulting

NEW YORK – June 28, 2017 – Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, today announced that Brad Hafer has joined the Strategic Consulting Group as a Director. He is based in New York and focused on the technology, media, and telecommunications sector within Strategic Consulting.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Hafer managed Minuteman Advisory Partners, an outsourced corporate development advisory firm serving technology companies and their investors. His previous experience also includes serving as a Principal with A.T. Kearney, working with multinational companies across multiple industries, and holding management positions at several software firms including, Ariba, Synchronicity, and MatrixOne.

“Brad’s experience, in both corporate development and M&A consulting services, coupled with his substantial operating expertise in the technology sector, makes him an excellent addition to the Strategic Consulting Group,” said Steve Sheridan, Head of Strategic Consulting at Houlihan Lokey. “It is this combination of experience that enables us to offer our clients a genuinely differentiated value proposition, blending both strategic consulting and corporate development capabilities to address the challenges and opportunities they face. We’re delighted that Brad has joined to lead the Group’s technology, media, and telecommunications efforts,” he continued.

Mr. Hafer holds an A.B. in Engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm's commitment to client success across its 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 20 years, according to Thomson Reuters.

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