Christian Lunny joined Houlihan Lokey’s corporate finance business as a managing director. He is based in Sydney, Australia, and will assist the firm’s mid-cap corporate and financial sponsor clients, focusing in part on the healthcare, consumer and retail sectors.

“Houlihan Lokey’s reputation for providing unique, value-added insights and thoughtful, independent advice is known around the world, and the expansion of its service offering for Australian clients over the past several years is outstanding,” Lunny said. “I look forward to joining the team in Sydney and adding to this impressive growth and superior client service.”

Lunny has nearly two decades of investment banking experience across Australia and the EMEA region. Most recently he served as head of advisory in the corporate finance business at Wilsons in Sydney. Prior to joining Wilsons in April 2018, Lunny spent 11 years at J.P. Morgan where he acted as head of EMEA medtech in London and as head of healthcare and technology in Sydney. In addition, Lunny previously served in investment banking roles at Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.

“Over the course of his career, Christian has led a range of industry-transforming M&A transactions in the Australian market,” Oscar Ludwigson, managing director in Houlihan Lokey’s Sydney office, said. “His breadth of experience and reputation for client service makes Christian an ideal fit with our corporate culture, and we are thrilled that he has joined our team in Sydney to further strengthen our corporate finance capabilities in the region.”

Houlihan Lokey is an investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring and valuation.