Adam Dunayer

Managing Director

Mr. Dunayer is a Managing Director and member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group. He leads the firm’s Southwest financial restructuring and national distressed-company M&A efforts. Mr. Dunayer has over two decades of experience consummating transactions and providing strategic advice to companies and creditors in connection with in- and out-of-court financial restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. He also has extensive experience raising debt and equity capital in public and private markets. Mr. Dunayer is based in the firm’s Dallas office.

Mr. Dunayer’s experience spans industries including energy and oilfield services, consumer products, food, healthcare, building products, general industrial, telecom, and technology. His recent engagements include Quicksilver Resources (company), Spansion (secured creditors), Innovative Communication (company), Heartland Automotive (secured creditors), Pilgrim’s Pride (equity committee), and Global Home Products (company). Mr. Dunayer speaks frequently on trends and issues in restructuring, distressed M&A, and other topics. He has also testified as an expert witness on a variety of bankruptcy and restructuring issues.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Dunayer was a Managing Director with Bear, Stearns & Co. In addition, he was an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Miller Industries, where he also served as President of the company’s largest subsidiary. 

Mr. Dunayer holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.

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