Investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey named Reinhard Koester managing director and co-head of its Financial Institutions Group, where he will focus on the specialty finance practice.
Houlihan Lokey added Matthew Tehan to the Capital Markets Group as a managing director. Based in Sydney, Tehan will lead the firm’s Capital Markets efforts in Australia.
Houlihan Lokey addsed four new officers to its Tech+IP Advisory practice within Financial Advisory Services in Chicago, Atlanta and Houston.
Houlihan Lokey has hired Heather Smith, who joins the firm’s Capital Markets group as a managing director and head of Structure Equity.
Gander Mountain filed for relief under Chapter 11 with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Minnesota and secured debtor-in-possession financing from Wells Fargo to minimize disruption during its restructuring.
Houlihan Lokey acquired Black Stone IP, a boutique investment bank focused on valuing and trading patent and other intellectual property assets.
Houlihan Lokey served as exclusive financial advisor and assisted in initiating, structuring and negotiating the acquisition of AmeriFactors Financial Group by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust.