Robert M. Wilson has joined Houlihan Lokey as a managing director in the Industrials Group, focusing on the packaging and paper sectors. He is based in New York.

Wilson joins from SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he held a number of roles, most recently as managing director and head of the Paper & Packaging practice. While at SunTrust, he helped substantially grow the firm’s Industrials coverage, advising on a broad range of M&A and financing transactions for large- and mid-cap companies, financial sponsors, and entrepreneurs. Prior experience also includes roles in the investment banking divisions of Barclays and Credit Suisse.

“Rapidly-changing sectors such as packaging and paper can present significant challenges and opportunities for our clients, requiring advisors who possess substantial transaction expertise and deep industry relationships. With a 20-year track record of success as a trusted advisor to corporates and sponsors on both M&A and debt and equity financings, Rob is an excellent addition to our Industrials Group. We’re delighted he has joined the team,” said William Peluchiwski, co-head of the Industrials Group.