Marni Wieshofer

Managing Director
310.788.5256

Ms. Wieshofer is a Managing Director and member of Houlihan Lokey’s Technology•Media•Telecom Group. She is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Ms. Wieshofer was a Managing Director at MESA, where she spearheaded an array of investment banking, strategy, and valuation engagements for companies throughout the media space. Her particular focus was on intellectual property stemming from entertainment content development, production, and distribution, including film, television, P&A, music and music festivals, and physical studios.

Prior to MESA, Ms. Wieshofer was a Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Mergers & Acquisitions and Chief Financial Officer at Media Rights Capital. There, she was responsible for identifying and developing new entertainment ventures and strategic acquisitions for the company as well as corporate finance, including structuring a $340 million J.P. Morgan-led revolving credit facility in 2008 and its renewal in 2011; structuring a film output arrangement with Universal Pictures; and leading and managing all financial reporting and analysis.

Previously, Ms. Wieshofer was an Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Lionsgate Entertainment, where she oversaw all facets of the company’s mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic financial initiatives, including the acquisitions and integration of Trimark Pictures, Artisan Entertainment, Redbus Films Distribution U.K., Debmar Mercury, Break.com, Roadside Attractions, and Mandate Pictures, as well as the sale of Lionsgate Studios and the Canadian distribution business. She also held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Lionsgate Entertainment, where she was responsible for all aspects of finance and accounting, treasury and tax management, and helped structure, negotiate, and close several debt financings and equity offerings.

Before Lionsgate, Ms. Wieshofer was Vice President of Finance at Alliance Communications Corp., where she was a member of the deal team that facilitated the Alliance Atlantis merger, took Alliance public in the United States, and orchestrated several acquisitions and debt and warrant offerings. She was also a Principal at Coopers & Lybrand Chartered Accountants in Toronto, Canada.

Ms. Wieshofer holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

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