Matthew Ryan

Managing Director

Mr. Ryan is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Healthcare Group and Head of the Post-Acute/Seniors Housing practice. He has advised on a wide range of sellside and buyside M&A transactions, fairness and solvency opinions, debt and equity financings, and restructurings. Mr. Ryan has been involved in numerous healthcare transactions involving facility-based providers, including LTACs, skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living, CCRC, and independent living communities, and ancillary providers, including institutional pharmacy, institutional therapy, home care, and hospice. He is based in the firm’s Chicago office.

Mr. Ryan’s notable recent transactions/clients include Avamere Group, Erickson Retirement Communities, Forest Park Medical Frisco, The Fountains Senior Living, Harden Healthcare, HCM, HCR ManorCare, Guardian Elder Care, Life Generations Healthcare, LifeHouse, Linden Ponds, NMS Healthcare, Springpoint Senior Living, The Clare at Water Tower, Wellington Healthcare Services, Windsor Healthcare Equities, and Ventas.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Ryan was at Casas, Benjamin, where he focused on restructurings, corporate finance, acquisitions, and divestitures. Prior to that, he was at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the transaction services group, where he specialized in due diligence assessments on behalf of financial and strategic buyers.

Mr. Ryan holds a B.A. in Accounting from Michigan State University. He is active with the National Investment Center and the American Seniors Housing Association. He is also a frequent speaker on various topics, including developments in healthcare, M&A, restructurings, and leveraged finance.

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