Mark Mikullitz joined investment bank Houlihan Lokey as a managing director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He will be based in New York and lead the firm’s shareholder activism defense practice and strengthen its public company M&A focus.
Investment bank Houlihan Lokey appointed Christian Keller and Ann Sharkey to the firm’s European Financial Sponsors Group, both as managing directors.
Steven M. Cramer joined Houlihan Lokey as a managing director in the bank’s Technology, Media, & Telecom Group overseeing the gaming sector. He will be based in Los Angeles.
Martin Bastian will join Houlihan Lokey as a managing director in the Industrials Group to lead the chemicals business in Europe, based in Frankfurt, Germany.
David Brock joined Houlihan Lokey as a managing director in its Industrials Group, focused on the building products sector. He will be based in London.
Houlihan Lokey launched HL Finance to arrange senior secured leveraged loans for financial sponsor-backed, privately-held and public corporate entities. Chris Dunlop, Anthony Martino and Gregg Newman will lead the new group.
Zade Zalatimo will join Houlihan Lokey in September as a managing director in the firm’s Corporate Finance business. Zalatimo will be based in Dubai and will spearhead the expansion of the Private Funds Group.
Dimitri Drone joined Houlihan Lokey as a managing director in Financial Advisory Services as part of a continued build-out of the firm’s pharmaceutical and life sciences valuation services.
Houlihan Lokey acquired BearTooth Advisors, an independent advisory firm providing strategic advisory and placement agency services to alternative investment managers.