PRESS RELEASESTuesday, September 13, 2016

Houlihan Lokey Expands Its European Corporate Finance Business With Senior Hire in Amsterdam

Laurens van Asselt Joins Firm as a Managing Director

AMSTERDAM – September 13, 2016 – Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE: HLI), the global investment bank, today announced that Laurens van Asselt has joined the firm as a Managing Director. He is based in Amsterdam, supporting the firm’s power & utilities, environmental, and infrastructure coverage efforts in the Benelux region and across continental Europe.

Mr. van Asselt joins from Rabobank, where he was a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Advisory group, responsible for the utilities, infrastructure funds, construction, and real estate sectors. Prior to Rabobank, he was a Director at NIBC and Kempen & Co covering M&A and merchant banking. He began his career in 1995 at JPMorgan.

“With more than two decades of transaction experience as well as deep relationships spanning both Dutch and international strategic clients, financial sponsors, and government entities, Laurens is a fantastic addition to our team in Amsterdam,” said Steve Winningham, Co-Head of Corporate Finance, Europe. “We’re confident that Laurens will be immediately beneficial to our client base and to Houlihan Lokey’s continued growth in Europe,” he continued.

“Houlihan Lokey’s growth has been remarkable, and joining the firm presents an exciting opportunity to introduce its market-leading M&A, capital raising, and advisory services to new clients in the power & utilities, environmental, and infrastructure sectors across Europe,” said Mr. van Asselt. “I look forward to partnering with my colleagues across the firm to help further build Houlihan Lokey’s Corporate Finance business, both in the Benelux region and across Europe,” he added.

Mr. van Asselt holds an MA in Economics from the Free University of Amsterdam.

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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