PRESS RELEASESMonday, July 18, 2016

Houlihan Lokey Strengthens Transaction Advisory Services and Energy Practice in Houston

Jon McCarter Joins Firm as National Energy Leader for Transaction Advisory Services

HOUSTON – July 18, 2016 – Houlihan Lokey, the international investment bank, today announced that Jon McCarter has joined the firm as a Managing Director, based in its Houston office. Mr. McCarter will serve as National Energy Leader for Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) and assist in leading Financial Advisory Services (FAS) in Houston.

Mr. McCarter spent nearly a decade at EY where he was a partner in Transaction Advisory Services (TAS), serving as Houston Transaction Support Leader and Americas Energy Transaction Advisory Services Leader. He has advised leading corporate and PE clients in complex transactions across the energy supply chain. Mr. McCarter began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 1991, serving seven years each in the TAS and Assurance practices in the Houston and Cleveland offices.

“As we continue to see dislocation and transitional activity within the energy market, our clients are increasingly seeking experienced transaction advisory capabilities alongside Houlihan Lokey’s other market-leading corporate finance, financial restructuring, and valuation services in the energy sector,” said Drew Koecher, Head of Transaction Advisory Services. “Jon has built a reputation as one of the leading transaction advisors to energy clients on both the buy- and sell-side, including some of the largest and most successful private equity funds and global corporations in the industry, and we’re delighted that he has joined the firm.”

“Joining Houlihan Lokey at such an active stage of its growth, particularly as it continues to deepen its industry capabilities across energy and other sectors, is extremely exciting. I look forward to joining our rapidly growing Houston office, and partnering with my new colleagues to further enhance our unique client service capabilities across this dynamic sector,” said Mr. McCarter. 

Mr. McCarter holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and Ohio.

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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