Kurt Davis

Vice President
+971.4.526.3706

Mr. Davis is a Vice President focusing on emerging market transactions, including a particular focus on the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa regions. Throughout his career, Mr. Davis has executed a range of transactions, including M&A, debt and equity financings, and restructurings. His notable transactions while at Houlihan Lokey include Seafox and Edcon. He is based in the firm's Dubai office.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Davis worked with Barclays Capital’s Natural Resource Group executing M&A and capital market transactions, including Targa Resources Partners, Noble Energy, Mammoth Energy, Resolute Energy, and Newfield Exploration. Before Barclays, Mr. Davis was a Principal with Crescimento Inteligente, a private equity firm based in Mozambique focused on investments in the southeast region of Africa. Prior to this, he worked with SGI Frontier (now Cerberus Capital), where he managed several PE transactions, including National Cement and Southwest Energy.

Earlier, Mr. Davis worked with the African Development Bank in the Office of U.S. Executive Director to Board of Directors and with the Private Infrastructure Finance Group. He also served as an advisor to Kukula Capital, a Zambian venture finance and PE firm, on the initial transactions in its inaugural Kukula Fund I. Previously, Mr. Davis was Associate/Counsel with SPE Capital (Swicorp), a PE firm focused on the MENA Region, where he focused on deals across a broad group of sectors, including consumer goods, real estate, and telecom. He has also held positions with Bear Stearns & Co. and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Mr. Davis holds a dual B.A., with high distinction, in Foreign Affairs and Political and Social Thought Interdisciplinary (distinguished major) as well as a J.D. with concentrations in Tax Law and Commercial Law (including Bankruptcy) from the University of Virginia. He also holds an MBA with concentrations in Finance, Operations, and Entreprenership from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

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