Houlihan Lokey Capital Markets Group Expands Equity and Growth Capital Solutions Practice

Chris Hastings joins as Managing Director

NEW YORK, January 18, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI), the global investment bank, today announced that Chris Hastings has joined the firm as Managing Director of the Capital Markets Group. Mr. Hastings will join Sean Fitzgerald in New York to provide capital solutions, including growth capital, structured capital and PIPEs, to businesses and clients backed by financial sponsors. In addition, Brent Surber, a current director of the capital markets group with significant equity investing experience, will join the expanded equity team.

Mr. Hastings has over two decades of experience advising clients on a wide range of private equity advisory transactions. He joins Houlihan Lokey from DC Advisory, where he was managing director and head of private capital, focusing primarily on growth capital and structured equity transactions. His previous experience includes roles in the private equity groups of Cantor Fitzgerald and Credit Suisse. Mr. Hastings began his career with Bear Stearns in 1999.

“Following the acquisition of GCA last year, Houlihan Lokey has firmly established itself as a leading advisor to high-growth companies,” said Anthony Martino, Global Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets Group. . “With Sean, Chris and Brent’s expertise in private equity investment and more than 50 years of collective experience, Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets group is well positioned to serve the growing clientele of the “Chris’ customer focus and exceptional track record of success make it a perfect fit for our company culture, and we are excited to introduce Chris to our customers as we continue to grow our business around the world.”

“Houlihan Lokey’s momentum over the past few years, along with his deep expertise and market connections in the ever-growing and increasingly important private equity space, is an exciting proposition. I look forward to join the capital markets team to further enhance the firm’s equity investment capabilities,” Mr. Hastings said.

Mr. Hastings holds a BA in finance from Penn State University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

With approximately 75 dedicated finance professionals across offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, London, Manchester, Frankfurt and Milan, Houlihan Lokey’s capital markets group is one of the largest of its kind in the field of financial services. The group provides capital raising services to a wide variety of clients, from large public multinational corporations to private companies. In the fiscal year ending 2021, the group advised on the raising of more than $15 billion in capital for corporate clients around the world.

About Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) ​​is a global investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring and valuation. The company serves businesses, institutions and governments around the world with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s commitment to client success in all of its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is the #1 M&A Advisor for the past six consecutive years in the United States, the #1 Global Restructuring Advisor for the past seven consecutive years and the #1 Global Opinion Advisor on M&A equity over the past 20 years, all based on deal count and data provided by Refinitiv.

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