Steffen Leckert joined global investment bank Houlihan Lokey as a managing director in Corporate Finance. He will be based in Frankfurt and focus on the industrials sector.

Leckert joins from Lincoln International, where he was a managing director and head of industrials and corporate coverage in the DACH region. His previous experience also includes serving as head of industrials and automotive coverage at Mediobanca and head of automotive suppliers for the EMEA region at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Leckert began his career at Baring Brothers in 1993.

“As we continue to grow our global Industrials Group, we seek to add individuals with the deep sector knowledge, strong local relationships, superior execution advice and dedicated client focus. Steffen is an excellent addition to our team in Frankfurt, and I’m excited that he has joined our global industrials efforts,” said Bill Peluchiwski, global head of the Industrials Group.

“Houlihan Lokey’s growth over the past several years, in Europe and around the world, has been remarkable, and joining a firm with its worldwide reach, resources, financial sponsor coverage, and reputation for outstanding client service is an honor for me. I look forward to partnering with my colleagues to continue to serve our clients at a top-class level,” said Leckert.