Andrew Koecher

Drew Koecher

Managing Director
Head of Transaction Advisory Services

Mr. Koecher is a Managing Director and Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Transaction Advisory Services practice. He has over 25 years of transaction advisory experience working with financial clients and corporate management teams in the energy, industrials, consumer, media, technology, and food sectors. He is based in the firm’s Dallas office.

Mr. Koecher has provided buyside and sellside accounting, financial and tax diligence, integration, divestiture, and restructuring services to leading financial and corporate clients. Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, he had a 15-year tenure as a Partner at KPMG, where he led the early transition to industries-based transaction advisory and held a number of other senior roles at that firm, including National Service Leader for Transaction Services, Global Co-Leader for Accounting & Advisory Services, U.S. Restructuring Leader, and U.S. Sector Leader for Energy, Transactions, and Restructuring.

Prior to KPMG, Mr. Koecher also held various consulting and audit roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen & Co. Most recently, he served as a partner with Highlander Partners, L.P., a private investment firm, where he supported middle-market leverage buyouts in the manufacturing, chemicals, consumer products, and food sectors.

Mr. Koecher is a continuing guest lecturer at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and has presented as a speaker and panelist at conferences and universities around the country. He has also contributed various editorials, research, and bylined articles to a range of financial and business publications.

Mr. Koecher currently serves on the governing Board of the Parish Episcopal School Endowment Fund. He has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Parish Episcopal School, and on the Board of Directors for Versatex Building Products, LLC. In addition, he previously worked as Treasurer serving on the local operating board of the St. Jude Golf Classic, Dallas Chapter.

Mr. Koecher holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Texas A&M University, where he graduated cum laude, and a Master of Management from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he graduated with honors. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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