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Houlihan Lokey

September 13, 2016 04:00 ET

Houlihan Lokey Expands Its European Corporate Finance Business With Senior Hire in Amsterdam

Laurens van Asselt Joins Firm as a Managing Director

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - September 13, 2016) - Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE: HLI), the global investment bank, today announced that Laurens van Asselt has joined the firm as a Managing Director. He is based in Amsterdam, supporting the firm's power & utilities, environmental, and infrastructure coverage efforts in the Benelux region and across continental Europe.

Mr. van Asselt joins from Rabobank, where he was a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Advisory group, responsible for the utilities, infrastructure funds, construction, and real estate sectors. Prior to Rabobank, he was a Director at NIBC and Kempen & Co covering M&A and merchant banking. He began his career in 1995 at JPMorgan.

"With more than two decades of transaction experience as well as deep relationships spanning both Dutch and international strategic clients, financial sponsors, and government entities, Laurens is a fantastic addition to our team in Amsterdam," said Steve Winningham, Co-Head of Corporate Finance, Europe. "We're confident that Laurens will be immediately beneficial to our client base and to Houlihan Lokey's continued growth in Europe," he continued.

"Houlihan Lokey's growth has been remarkable, and joining the firm presents an exciting opportunity to introduce its market-leading M&A, capital raising, and advisory services to new clients in the power & utilities, environmental, and infrastructure sectors across Europe," said Mr. van Asselt. "I look forward to partnering with my colleagues across the firm to help further build Houlihan Lokey's Corporate Finance business, both in the Benelux region and across Europe," he added.

Mr. van Asselt holds an MA in Economics from the Free University of Amsterdam.

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, valuation, financial restructuring, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of our commitment to client success across our advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 15 years, and the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, according to Thomson Reuters. For more information, please visit www.HL.com

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