Jim Mcknight

Jim McKnight

Managing Director
+61 2 9662 9005

Mr. McKnight is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group. He has nearly two decades of experience in investment banking and restructuring in Australia and Asia. Mr. McKnight is a market leader in restructuring and recapitalizations, having led most major Australian and Asian restructuring transactions since 2000, advising corporates, lenders (bank syndicates and bondholders), and shareholders across a wide range of sectors. He is based in the firm’s Sydney office.

Mr. McKnight’s notable restructuring engagements prior to joining Houlihan Lokey include Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal, Bis Industries, BrisConnections, Griffin Coal, Griffin Power, Asciano, Centro Retail Trust, GPT, Pacific Brands, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, SK Global, Seiyu Group, Qenos Pty Ltd., Cross City Tunnel, Freightlink, Inc., Network Ten Pty Ltd., and Reliance Rail.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. McKnight led the restructuring team at Fort Street Advisers as a Principal from 2013 to 2017 and was Head of Asia Pacific Restructuring and Head of Debt Advisory for Australia at UBS Investment Bank from 2002 to 2013.  Prior to joining UBS in 2002, Mr. McKnight spent 12 years in the U.K. specializing in insolvencies, turnarounds, and restructurings.

Mr. McKnight holds a B.Acc. from the University of Glasgow and an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School. He is also a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

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