Jason Prendergast

Vice President
312.995.7769

Mr. Prendergast is a Vice President in Houlihan Lokey’s national Accounting and Financial Reporting advisory team and has over 10 years of experience in financial advisory, assurance, and reporting. Mr. Prendergast is dedicated to providing strategic and financial sponsor clients with accounting and financial reporting advisory services in conjunction with private and public market M&A, strategic alliances, divestitures, and financial restructurings. He is based in the firm’s Chicago office.

As part of Houlihan Lokey’s Transaction Advisory Services practice, Mr. Prendergast’s role includes providing insights on accounting and financial reporting matters involving U.S. GAAP, IFRS, and other international GAAP matters; providing practical advice in the drafting of purchase and sale agreements, offering memoranda, credit agreements, registration statements, and other financial reporting matters; and assisting clients in executing domestic and international transactions.

Mr. Prendergast executed on several due diligence engagements and financial statement audits for both strategic and financial buyers during his time in the Big Four, delivering specific advice related to earnings and financial position quality, carve-out methodology, purchase accounting, technical accounting advisory, working capital analysis, and GAAP difference identification and adjustments. During his tenure in the industry, Mr. Prendergast has led financial reporting teams in implementing ongoing financial reporting processes, considerations, and controls around asset securitizations, private debt placements, and public filings. He has also served in a project management capacity around the creation of offering memorandum, term sheets, and indentures.

Mr. Prendergast graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University. He also earned a Master of Accounting Science (M.A.S.) from Northern Illinois University, where he worked as a teacher’s assistant. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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