PRESS RELEASESTuesday, August 11, 2015

Houlihan Lokey Hires Business Development Specialist to Accelerate Growth of Its Mid-Cap Public Company Client Base

NEW YORK – August 10, 2015 – Houlihan Lokey, the international investment bank, today announced that Stephan Hartman has joined the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group within Corporate Finance where he will focus on the needs of mid-cap public companies. He is based in New York.

Mr. Hartman joins from Apollo Global Management where he was a Managing Director and Head of the Global Acquisitions Deal Sourcing Group which he built during his tenure at that firm. Prior to Apollo, he led cross border M&A teams and business development at EuroConsult M&A and G.C. Andersen Partners, held positions in Leverage Finance and Financial Sponsors at Deutsche Bank Securities and Lehman Brothers and practiced corporate law.

“We see a tremendous opportunity to work with underbanked public companies,” said Steven Tishman, Global Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. “With nearly 15 years of experience in both private equity and investment banking as well as four years of legal transaction experience across private equity, bulge-bracket, and boutique firms, Stephan’s breadth of expertise is perfectly suited to this mandate. We’re delighted that he has joined the M&A Group and look forward to his meaningful contribution to the growth of our firm,” he continued.

“It’s a pleasure to have joined an investment bank with both a dominant presence in mid-cap transactions and extensive expertise in activist defense,” said Mr. Hartman. “I look forward to further expanding Houlihan Lokey’s public company client relationships and helping maintain its leadership position in this active segment of the market,” he continued.

Mr. Hartman holds a B.A. in Economics from the College of Arts & Sciences and a B.S. in Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as well as a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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 the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past six consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past seven consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.

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