Daniel East joined Houlihan Lokey’s capital markets group as a managing director. East is based in Houston and will predominantly partner with the firm’s oil and gas group and power and utilities team to provide private capital financing solutions to the firm’s clients in these sectors.

“Daniel’s unique and broad array of finance experience, predominantly in the energy and power sectors, over the course of his career (including as a senior private equity investment professional, a corporate finance advisor and an officer at multiple energy companies) significantly complements Houlihan Lokey’s existing capital markets team. Daniel’s integrity and dedication to tirelessly serving his clients’ needs aligns perfectly with Houlihan Lokey’s ‘client-first’ culture. He is well positioned to provide our clients with the insight and expertise they require to navigate the challenges and opportunities in today’s ever-changing energy and power financial markets,” Anthony Martino, global co-head of Houlihan Lokey’s capital markets group, said. “Daniel is an excellent addition to our team as we continue to expand our capabilities around the world.”

East joined Houlihan Lokey with more than 25 years of experience in the power, oil and gas and renewables sectors. He was most recently co-head of energy credit at The Carlyle Group in Houston, leading a team of more than 20 professionals in investment strategy for the power generation and energy sectors. His prior experience also includes roles at Renewable Energy Systems, KGen Power Corporation and Dynegy.

“The expansion of the oil and gas capital markets team in Houston adds meaningfully to our coverage capabilities and service offerings, enabling us to provide our energy clients with a broader range of M&A and financing alternatives. Daniel is a perfect fit in this respect, and we’re excited to partner with him and continue to deliver the superior private capital financing capabilities for which Houlihan Lokey is known,” J.P. Hanson, head of Houlihan Lokey’s oil and gas group, said.