Dimitri Drone

Dimitri Drone

Managing Director
Head of Tax & Financial Reporting

Mr. Drone is a Managing Director and currently serves as Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Tax and Financial Reporting practice as well as leader of the firm’s Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences (PLS) business. He is also a member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services Leadership Team. Previous to this role, Mr. Drone was the global leader of PwC’s Deals business for the PLS sector for close to a decade. He is based in the firm’s New York office.

Functionally, Mr. Drone is a seasoned deal consultant with over 25 years of experience advising on hundreds of transactions representing billions in transaction value and/or capital. More specifically, he advises corporate and private equity clients on the structuring of complex M&A transactions, alliances, partnerships, and joint ventures, as well as minority investments, to address financial reporting, corporate finance, and valuation issues.

In addition, Mr. Drone is a leading advisor within the valuation community on valuation principles, methodologies, and critical assumptions employed in various business enterprise, intangible asset, and security valuation exercises across the spectrum of life science industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical device, diagnostics, generics, consumer, animal health, healthcare services, contract manufacturers, and contract research organizations. His clients range from start-up biotech and medical device companies to the largest global life science companies.

Mr. Drone, who is both a CPA and CFA, received a B.S. in Accounting from Bucknell University and an MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago.


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