Houlihan Lokey is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions and all U.S. industrial transactions, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, according to Thomson Reuters. The company is among the most active advisors in the global coatings sector, and recently advised on the sale of Dunn-Edwards to Nippon Paint, the sale of Helios to Kansai Paint, the sale of both MetoKote and Crown Paints to PPG Industries, and the acquisition of IGM Resins by Astorg private equity.
Lee Harrs is head of Houlihan Lokey’s Chemicals practice. As a member of the firm’s Industrials Group, he is responsible for managing banking relationships with public and private clients in the global chemical and related sectors, and providing strategic ideas and advice related to M&A activity and capital raising. Harrs focuses on specialty chemicals and related sub-sectors, including formulated products, adhesives, sealants, coatings and resins. He has more than 20 years of investment banking experience in the chemicals industry.