Michael De Simone

Michael De Simone

Managing Director

Mr. De Simone is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services business. He has more than 19 years of experience in corporate finance, with an emphasis on the valuation and diligence of businesses, securities, and intangible assets. Mr. De Simone has advised public and private companies, boards of directors, special committees, investors, and nonprofits on valuations, fairness and solvency opinions, and transaction matters. He has a broad range of experience in financial consulting, including merger, acquisition, reorganization, restructuring, complex financial instrument, syndication, and strategic and financial planning analyses. Mr. De Simone is based in the firm’s Atlanta office.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. De Simone was a Senior Manager in the Los Angeles office of Ernst & Young. He previously worked in the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. Mr. De Simone conducted valuations and performed financial consulting as part of the technology  group. He also worked in other industries, with a focus on business services, healthcare, and manufacturing. Mr. De Simone worked closely with the Americas strategy, Japanese services, and due diligence practices; he also liaised with Ernst & Young’s venture capital investments.

Mr. De Simone serves on the March of Dimes Atlanta Board of Directors and served as chairman of the 2015 Downtown Atlanta March for Babies. He also served on the Atlanta Association for Corporate Growth Cup Executive Committee from 2009 through 2014. 

Mr. De Simone earned a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA in Finance from Emory University. He has been designated by the American Society of Appraisers as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuations.

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