BOD Antenucci Anita

Anita Antenucci

Senior Managing Director

Ms. Antenucci is a Senior Managing Director and leads Houlihan Lokey’s Aerospace•Defense•Government practice. She was a member of Houlihan Lokey’s Board of Directors prior to the firm’s IPO in August 2015. Ms. Antenucci is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

Ms. Antenucci has two decades of investment banking experience, including M&A, financing, and valuation. She has worked on the buyside and the sellside for a wide array of Fortune 500 and international companies, small-caps, entrepreneurs, and private equity owners. Her clients have included most of the world’s leading aerospace/defense contractors. Recent notable transactions include divestitures for each of EADS, CSC, and SAIC, advising the Special Committee of the SRA Corporation Board in a go-private transaction, the sale of Insitu (a leading military unmanned systems company) to Boeing, and the restructuring of Beechcraft Corp. 

In addition to her transactional expertise, Ms. Antenucci has advised companies, investor groups, and government entities on the impact of industry restructuring and procurement reform, and is frequently cited by financial and trade press on these issues. In both 2008 and 2010, she was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Investment Bankers by Investment Dealers’ Digest and was also recognized with other such awards by The M&A Advisor and Corporate Board Member.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Ms. Antenucci served as the Co-President and Managing Director of Quarterdeck Investment Partners, a boutique M&A advisor to the aerospace, defense, and government services industries. She held these and other roles at the firm and its predecessor company from its founding until 2002.

Ms. Antenucci holds degrees from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University and from Northwestern University, and she studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques. In addition to being a member of the 2009 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute, she is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the Board of Directors of the Space Foundation, and the Board of the National Guard Youth Foundation (NGYF). 

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