Brian Marler


Mr. Marler is a Director and member of Houlihan Lokey’s Technology•Media•Telecom Group. His experience includes valuing closely held and publicly traded businesses and providing financial advisory services in a range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, sales, repurchases of minority and controlling interest blocks, and other corporate finance activities. He has also provided valuations for tax and financial reporting purposes, gift and estate tax purposes, ESOPs, and dispute analysis. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Mr. Marler has performed complex financial analyses and has broad experience in valuing intellectual property in the media and entertainment industries. He has worked extensively with leading media, sports and entertainment companies, including Sony Pictures, NBC, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Comcast, Major League Baseball, House of Blues, Gray Television, and Six Flags.

Mr. Marler speaks and writes frequently on the media, sports, and entertainment industries and co-authored: Intellectual Property Valuation. Intellectual Property in Business Transactions. Oakland, California: Continuing Education of the Bar; 2008.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Marler was a controller at Polygram Filmed Entertainment, responsible for financial reporting, film accounting, and budgeting. Earlier, he was a member of Spelling Entertainment’s corporate finance group, responsible for accounting, budgeting, strategic analyses, and SEC reporting.

Mr. Marler holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance from California State University at Northridge and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.

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