Houlihan Lokey Expands Industrials Group

Houlihan Lokey (HL) has hired Richard Hoh as a managing director in its industrials group.

Mr. Hoh will be part of the firm’s industrial technology subsector team, focusing primarily on electronic components as well as environmental technologies. HL’s industrials group has more than one hundred professionals in eight offices around the world.

Mr. Hoh, who will be based in New York City, joins HL from BMO Capital Markets, where he was a managing director and head of industrial technology mergers and acquisitions. Before BMO, he was a senior vice president in the mergers and acquisitions group at Jefferies where he advised both companies and financial sponsors on a variety of transactions across the industrials sector.

“Rich possesses the sector knowledge, transaction execution experience, and passionate client focus that lie at the heart of our corporate culture,” said William Peluchiwski, the global co-head of HL’s industrials group. “He has advised both financial sponsors and public and private companies on nearly every type of corporate finance transaction, and he has deep sector expertise across active and passive electronic components, connectors, and other critical components important to our industrial technology clientele.”

“Houlihan Lokey’s comprehensive set of product solutions can be instrumental to clients in any type of market, which is an extremely important consideration with respect to the challenges and opportunities that exist in the current climate,” said Mr. Hoh. “I was attracted by the opportunity to join a firm that is so uniquely positioned to assist their client base. I’m excited to join the global industrials team and contribute to the momentum the group and the firm have achieved to date.”

Mr. Hoh began his career at Goldman Sachs in 2000 and has an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.

“Our industrials group is among the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, spanning more than a dozen discrete subsectors. We are completely committed to delivering outstanding results to our clients via a broad suite of products and services and an unmatched depth of sector expertise to our clients around the world. Rich will further strengthen our capabilities within industrial technology and complements our existing team with additional experience in sophisticated environmental technology equipment solutions. We are delighted that he has joined the firm,” said Jim Lavelle, the global co-head of HL’s industrials group.

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) is an investment bank that provides mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private funds advisory, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting services. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Private Equity Professional | September 18, 2020

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