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Quayle Munro, the leading independent advisory firm, is being acquired by Houlihan Lokey, expanding our ability to serve our clients globally

16 January 2018 in News & Insights

Quayle Munro, the independent advisory firm providing corporate finance advisory services to companies underpinned by data and analytics, content, software and services, is delighted to announce that it has agreed to be acquired by Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI), a global, independent investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting, with offices in Europe, the United States, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. The agreement was signed on 16th January and is expected to close following regulatory approvals.

In addition to its comprehensive global presence, extensive private equity coverage and broad sector expertise, Houlihan Lokey possesses a strong cultural compatibility with the Quayle Munro team that will ensure both a smooth, successful integration and rapid value enhancement for clients of both firms. Houlihan Lokey has been consistently named the No. 1 investment bank in its class for the past 10 years and, in 2017, was ranked by Thomson Reuters as No. 1 M&A Advisor for All U.S. Transactions, and as one of the Top 10 Most Active Global M&A Advisors.

Scott Adelson, Co-President and Global Co-Head of Corporate Finance at Houlihan Lokey, said: “We think the team at Quayle Munro has built an extremely high quality advisory business which is an excellent fit with Houlihan Lokey. Our approach to business and clients is very similar. Quayle Munro’s clients will continue to see the same dedication to independent advice they have experienced in the past, with the added benefits of Quayle Munro becoming part of a substantial international advisory group. We very much look forward to working with the Quayle Munro team.”

Andrew Adams, Quayle Munro’s CEO, who will serve as Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s UK Corporate Finance business, said: “We are extremely excited by this opportunity and believe that the combination with Houlihan Lokey will provide significant benefits to our clients through leveraging Houlihan Lokey’s strong U.S. presence and international network, its deep relationships with private equity and its market leading financial restructuring and valuation practices. We remain totally committed to providing our clients with high quality, independent advice and look forward to speaking with you about our expanded capabilities as part of Houlihan Lokey.”

Andrew Adams
Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 4200
Email: andrew.adams@quaylemunro.com

Tara Anand Carter
Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 4200
Email: tara.carter@quaylemunro.com

Mark Fisher
Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 4200
Email: mark.fisher@quaylemunro.com

Simon Gluckstein
Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 4200
Email: simon.gluckstein@quaylemunro.com

Lawrence Guthrie
Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 4200
Email: lawrence.guthrie@quaylemunro.com

Christian Kent
Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 4200
Email: christian.kent@quaylemunro.com

Julian Moore
Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 4200
Email: julian.moore@quaylemunro.com

Craig Muir
Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 4200
Email: craig.muir@quaylemunro.com

Tim Shortland
Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 4200
Email: tim.shortland@quaylemunro.com

Andrew Tuckey
Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 4200
Email: andrew.tuckey@quaylemunro.com

About Quayle Munro
Quayle Munro is an independent advisory firm of 40 professionals that has an extensive, global track record of working with a wide variety of companies underpinned by data & analytics, content, software and services. In addition to the data & analytics practice, which covers a broad range of sectors, Quayle Munro also has market-leading advisory practices in financial services, financial technology, software and education.  Its client list spans the globe and includes private and publicly listed companies, financial sponsors, and entrepreneurs. 

We advise on a full spectrum of corporate finance matters including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity fundraisings, IPOs, public transactions, restructurings, and strategic and valuation advice. Quayle Munro is particularly adept at working with private-equity-owned and entrepreneurial-led businesses experiencing high growth.

Recent transactions completed by Quayle Munro include advising:

For more information please visit our website.

About Houlihan Lokey
Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, 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. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm's commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. 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.

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