Randolph Chao


Mr. Chao is a Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Chao has over a decade of investment banking experience and has completed more than 40 transactions. He has successfully managed and executed M&A transactions for publicly traded and privately held companies across a variety of industries, with a particular focus on companies in the retail and apparel sector. He is based in the firm’s New York office.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Chao was a Vice President at Bryant Park Capital, a middle-market investment bank based in New York. Prior to joining Bryant Park Capital, he was an Associate at Fairmount Partners, a boutique investment bank focused on M&A transactions in the lower middle market. Prior to Fairmount Partners, Mr. Chao was a member of the corporate development and financial planning and analysis team at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Mr. Chao’s recent experience includes the sale of J.Jill to TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P.; the sale of Pet Supermarket, Inc. to Roark Capital Group; the sale of RJF International to Peak Rock Capital; and the sale of HYCOR Biomedical to One Rock Capital Partners, LLC, among others.

Mr. Chao is a graduate of the Jerome Fisher Management and Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.S.E. with concentrations in Finance and Management from the Wharton School and a B.A.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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