Oscar Aarts


Mr. Aarts is a Director and leader in Houlihan Lokey’s New York Tax and Financial Reporting Valuation practice. He is responsible for providing valuations and transaction advice.

Mr. Aarts has nearly two decades of audit, valuation, transaction, and due diligence experience. He has valued businesses, equity interests, and intangible assets in many scenarios, including acquisitions, financing, strategic planning, corporate restructuring, dispute resolution, as well as for financial reporting and tax purposes, including purchase price allocations, asset impairments, and tax reorganizations. He has an expert’s grasp of the concept of fair value in financial reporting, and he works closely with the Big Four accounting firms to help Houlihan Lokey continue to be a leader in this area.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Aarts was a Director in the Transaction Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. There, he focused on providing valuation, diligence, and accounting advice to public and private companies.

Mr. Aarts earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. He holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst, and he earned the Chartered Accountant designation in the United Kingdom.

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