LOS ANGELES — Global investment bank Houlihan Lokey recently announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of GCA Corp. (GCA). Following the acquisition of outstanding shares of GCA in November 2021, the two companies will now move forward together as one firm under the Houlihan Lokey banner.
Houlihan Lokey reports that following the integration, the company is now the most active technology M&A advisor in the world, with a Technology Group consisting of 225 financial professionals in 38 offices across the globe; the number-one most active global M&A advisor; and the number-one most active advisor to private equity globally.
“With 500 new colleagues around the world having now joined Houlihan Lokey, we are better positioned than ever to deliver the superior client service on which we pride ourselves,” said Scott Beiser, CEO of Houlihan Lokey. “The outstanding cultural fit between the two firms has already contributed meaningfully to our successful integration, and we look forward to working together with our new partners across Europe, the U.S., and the Asia-Pacific region and realizing the substantial advantages that this combination has created,” he added.
“Today is a momentous day for the firm, as we are now able to work seamlessly with our new partners across regions, products, and sectors to establish the most client-focused, independent advisory firm in the investment banking arena. Houlihan Lokey is now the most active technology advisor in the world as well as a global leader in industrials; business services; consumer, food, and retail; healthcare; and financial services M&A. This combination also has created the largest private capital markets advisory group among our peers,” said Scott Adelson, Co-President of Houlihan Lokey.
“Geographically, the addition of these talented colleagues makes us one of the largest advisors in Europe and also has firmly cemented our position as the most active M&A advisor in the U.S. In addition, we now have an expanded platform from which to grow our business in the Asia-Pacific region.
“We will continue to build on these leading positions and draw on both our shared corporate culture and the immense pool of intellectual capital that lies at the core of our advisory services,” Adelson continued.
Though the two firms now operate together under the Houlihan Lokey brand in Europe and the United States, the brand transition in Asia is expected to take place early in 2022.
Additional information is available at https://hl.com/global-growth/us/.