Matthew Niemann

Managing Director

Mr. Niemann is a Managing Director and senior member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Mr. Niemann is a member of the Board of Directors of William Lyon Homes (NYSE: WLH), one of the largest homebuilders in the Western United States, where he sits on the Compensation (Chair), Governance, and Audit Committees and chaired the Pricing Committee for WLH’s IPO in May 2013.

Over his 26-year career, Mr. Niemann has served as a principal or advisor in a wide range of M&A, restructuring, and financing transactions for Fortune 500 and middle-market companies. He also regularly testifies as an expert in federal court on valuation, capital market, fiduciary duty, and transaction process issues. Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Niemann ran PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Financial Advisory Services Group and practiced law in Bryan Cave’s Corporate, Banking & Real Estate practice in St. Louis. He also spent three years with Cerberus Capital, initially establishing its Chicago office and later serving as Senior Managing Director and Chief Strategic Officer of GMAC ResCap (a Cerberus portfolio company) in charge of strategy for its $5 billion portfolio of builder and developer real estate investments.

Mr. Niemann holds Finance and Law degrees from St. Louis University, where he served on the Law Review. He was a guest lecturer for five years at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, was a member of the Ph.D. Dissertation Committee at Webster University in St. Louis, and has been recognized by the K&A Registry as one of the leading restructuring investment bankers in the United States. Mr. Niemann has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee as Treasurer of the St. Louis Oncology Centers (dba Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater St. Louis) and Our Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish Council and School Board, serving as Treasurer.

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