PRESS RELEASESWednesday, September 7, 2016

Houlihan Lokey Adds Senior Banker to Financial Sponsors Group in London

Johnny Colville Joins Firm as a Managing Director

LONDON – September 7, 2016 – Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE: HLI), the global investment bank, today announced that Johnny Colville has joined the firm’s Financial Sponsors Group in London as a Managing Director. He will primarily be responsible for covering UK-based financial sponsor clients, working alongside Florus Plantenga, Managing Director.

Mr. Colville joins from HSBC, where he was a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors Group responsible for private equity clients in the UK. Prior to HSBC, he was with Deutsche Bank’s European Financial Sponsors Group. Mr. Colville began his investment banking career nearly two decades ago at Baring Brothers.

“The continued expansion of our Corporate Finance platform in Europe creates meaningful value for our financial sponsor clients. Johnny has a distinguished track record of advising clients in the UK and Europe on a wide range of transactions, and his expertise and relationships will be tremendously beneficial to both our clients and the growth of our business. We’re delighted that he has joined the firm,” said John Mavredakis, Global Head of the Financial Sponsors Group.

“Houlihan Lokey is an ambitious and rapidly growing global advisory firm with deep industry knowledge across a number of sectors relevant to private equity,” said Mr. Colville. “At a time of significant opportunity across Europe, financial sponsor clients represent a critical market segment for the firm; I’m excited to continue the build out of the European franchise delivering Houlihan Lokey’s geographic reach and exceptional services in M&A, capital raising, financial restructuring and valuations to our sponsor clients.”

Contact information:

Matthew Jervois, Kreab
+ 44 207 074 1800

Natalie Biasin, Kreab
+ 44 207 074 1800

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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