Ryan O'Toole

Managing Director

Mr. O’Toole is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Aerospace•Defense•Government practice. His expertise includes sellside and buyside M&A advisory and complex corporate divestitures. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

During his career, Mr. O’Toole has advised industry leaders such as Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp., mid-cap publicly traded corporations, private equity investors, and privately held, entrepreneurially operated businesses. His transaction experience includes the sales of PneuDraulics to TransDigm; Alloy Processing, Summit Machine, and American Handforge to PCC; PECO to Astronics; and Aerofit to Tinicum.  In addition, Mr. O’Toole advised on the sales of Arnold Engineering, Western Pneumatic Tube, Decrane Aerospace, Eagle-Picher Defense & Space, GCM Aerospace, A.E. Petsche Co., Primus International, AmSafe Inc., and Remec Defense.

Mr. O’Toole has focused his investment banking efforts exclusively in the aerospace and defense sectors for nearly two decades and has advised on more than 60 transactions. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, he served as a Director in the aerospace & defense group at Lazard Frères and also spent several years at Jefferies Quarterdeck.

Mr. O’Toole holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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