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Houlihan Lokey Is the Investment Bank Built for Hard Times

  • California boutique is focused on small M&A, big restructuring
  • Firm overtakes Lazard as biggest U.S. boutique by market value
Scott Adelson
Scott AdelsonSource: Houlihan Lokey
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Houlihan Lokey Inc. was made for times like these.

The Los Angeles-based investment bank has always declined to go toe-to-toe with Wall Street’s advisory beasts on mega mergers and acquisitions. Instead, Houlihan has patiently fashioned itself into a go-to adviser for mid-market transactions, recently through a spate of its own takeovers in the U.S. and Europe.