Christopher Wilson

Christopher Wilson

Managing Director

Mr. Wilson is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Business Services Group, which is responsible for sourcing and executing M&A, financial restructuring, and financial advisory assignments in conjunction with product specialists across the software, media (including digital media), telecom (including internet), entertainment, education, and gaming segments. Mr. Wilson joined the firm in 2001 and is based in the Los Angeles office.

Mr. Wilson has led a series of sale transactions, including the sale of TelCove to Level 3 Communications; the sale of OnFiber Communications to Qwest; the sale of Verizon’s Department of Corrections business to Global Tel*Link; the sale of Dobson Communications to AT&T; the sale of Genesys SA to West Corp.; and the sale of Startec Global Communications to Platinum Equity. On the buy side, he has worked with Platinum Equity on their acquisition of Covad Communications; NTT Communications on their acquisitions of Integralis AG, Atlas Internet Solutions SA, and Pacific Cross Limited; Earthlink on their investment in Covad; and Dubai International Capital on their investment in Saudi Oger. In addition, he has arranged a number of financings, including capital raises for Hostway, Purple Communications, and Matrix Communications, among others. Recently, Mr. Wilson led the financial advisory team for Dex One in its $2.1 billion merger of equals with SuperMedia.

Mr. Wilson was previously in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group, where he focused on financial restructurings of telecommunications services providers and played a key role in the restructurings of WorldCom, ICG Communications, Asia Global Crossing, Williams Communications Group, Covad Communications, Adelphia Business Solutions, 360 Americas, and Horizon PCS. The Media & Telecom Group and Mr. Wilson have recently been active in various media-related restructurings, including those of Charter Communications, RH Donnelley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Wilson was with Montgomery Securities (now BAML), specializing in media and telecommunications, M&A, and corporate finance. He was also a member of the Consumer Group of EVEREN Securities and in corporate finance with the Media and Telecommunications Group of Union Bank. He also managed proprietary trading in foreign exchange and derivatives at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1986 until 1990.

Mr. Wilson holds a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University and an MBA, with honors, from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.

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