Houlihan Lokey Adds KPMG Veteran

Houlihan Lokey Adds KPMG Veteran

Houlihan Lokey has hired Sean Murphy to lead its transaction advisory services practice. Mr. Murphy will be based in the firm’s Dallas office.

Mr. Murphy comes to Houlihan Lokey after more than two decades at KPMG where he was a principal in the firm’s deal advisory group. Mr. Murphy served on the firm’s US private equity leadership team and was responsible for some of KPMG’s largest private equity relationships.

“Sean’s breadth of experience and reputation for client service is impressive. He is an ideal fit with our goal of providing clients with superior, value-creation focused insights and independent advice at deal speed,” said Drew Koecher, global co-head of Houlihan Lokey’s financial and valuation advisory business. “We are thrilled he has joined us to lead our transaction advisory services practice and we are confident his expertise will be of tremendous value to our clients around the world as we continue to grow our diligence practice.”

“The opportunity to join Houlihan Lokey, with its global platform, broad service offering, and reputation for thoughtful, conflict-free advice is exciting,” said Mr. Murphy. “I look forward to contributing to the long tradition of excellent client service, growth, and superior results for which Houlihan Lokey and its transaction advisory services team are known.”

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 (www.HL.com).

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