Richard Hoh joined Houlihan Lokey as a managing director in the industrials group. Hoh is based in New York and will be part of the firm’s existing industrial technology subsector team, which focuses primarily on electronic components as well as environmental technologies.
Hoh joined from BMO Capital Markets, where he was a managing director and head of industrial technology M&A and was responsible for M&A deal sourcing and execution across the industrial technology sector. Prior to BMO, he was a senior vice president in the mergers and acquisitions group at Jefferies, advising corporate and financial sponsor clients on a variety of M&A and capital-raising transactions across the diversified industrials sector. Hoh began his career at Goldman Sachs in 2000.
“Rich possesses the sector knowledge, transaction execution experience,and passionate client focus that lie at the heart of our corporate culture,” William Peluchiwski, global co-head of Houlihan Lokey’s industrials group, said. “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. We look forward to introducing him to our clients as we continue our expansion of the industrials group.”
“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. I was attracted by the opportunity to join a firm that is so uniquely positioned to assist their client base,” Hoh said. “I’m excited to join the global industrials team and contribute to the momentum the group and the firm have achieved to date.”
“Our industrials group is among the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, spanning more than a dozen discrete subsectors,” Jim Lavelle, global co-head of Houlihan Lokey’s industrials group, said. “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 also complements our existing team with additional experience in sophisticated environmental technology equipment solutions. We are delighted that he has joined the firm.”
Houlihan Lokey’s industrials group has more than 100 financial professionals in eight of its 23 locations around the world. In 2019, it was ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. industrial transactions based on data from Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters).