Julia Perroni has joined Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank, as a managing director in its capital markets group. Perroni will lead the firm’s capital markets business in France, working alongside senior European colleagues to deliver a full range of debt capital raising options to the firm’s regional clients.
Houlihan Lokey launched a new practice within the firm’s financial and valuation advisory business to provide clients with strategic counsel on sustainability and environmental, social and governance issues.
Houlihan Lokey served as exclusive placement agent on a second lien term loan for Rail Equipment Leasing and Maintenance (RELAM), which was acquired by affiliates of Paceline Equity Partners. The refinancing transaction closed on Aug. 4.
Barnes & Noble Education entered into a refinancing agreement with its financial stakeholders. According to an 8K filed with the SEC, Bank of America is serving as administrative agent and collateral agent for the lenders of the company’s amended credit agreement.
Nick Pavlidis joined Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank, as a managing director in its consumer, food and retail group. Pavlidis will focus on the consumer household sector, further strengthening the firm’s coverage for its corporate and financial-sponsor-backed clients.
Houlihan Lokey agreed to acquire 7 Mile Advisors (7MA), an independent advisory firm that provides a range of investment banking services to clients across the IT services sector.
Bausch Receivables Funding, an Ontario limited partnership and wholly-owned subsidiary of Bausch Health, entered into a $600 million non-recourse financing facility with KKR and its credit funds and accounts.
Houlihan Lokey hired technology investment banking veteran Alec Ellison as global head of fintech, a newly dedicated industry group that builds on the firm’s technology and financial services expertise.
Daniel East joined Houlihan Lokey’s capital markets group as a managing director. East is based in Houston and will predominantly partner with the firm’s oil and gas group and power and utilities team to provide private capital financing solutions to the firm’s clients in these sectors.
OnPoint Warranty Solutions completed a strategic transaction with a private equity vehicle managed by Waterfall Asset Management and Atalaya Capital Management. The investment from Waterfall and Atalaya supports the acquisition of Guardian Protection Products.