Brian McDonald

Brian McDonald

Managing Director

Mr. McDonald is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Training & Education practice. During his more than two-decade career in investment banking, Mr. McDonald has provided M&A advice to publicly traded and privately held companies in almost all major sectors of the economy. He is based in the firm’s New York office.

Mr. McDonald’s select recent transaction experience includes advising EducationDynamics in its sale to Renovus Capital Partners; Corporate Visions in its sale to The Riverside Company; Skillsoft in its merger with Churchill Capital II; Tailwind Capital in its acquisition of the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA); and Alchemy Systems in its sale to Intertek Group.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. McDonald was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Mr. McDonald received an A.B. magna cum laude from Georgetown University, an M.A. with distinction from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from INSEAD.

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