Houlihan Lokey Adds Experienced Senior Hire to Mergers & Acquisitions Group

Mark Mikullitz Joins Firm as a Managing Director in New York

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, today announced
that Mark Mikullitz has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Group, to lead the firm’s shareholder
activism defense practice and to strengthen its public company M&A
focus. He is based in New York.

Mr. Mikullitz joins from Deutsche Bank, where he was Head of Activism
and Contested Situations in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr.
Mikullitz has advised on a broad range of engagements including M&A,
shareholder activist situations, proxy contests, consent solicitations,
and corporate governance matters, among others. Prior to Deutsche Bank,
Mr. Mikullitz spent seven years in J.P. Morgan’s Mergers & Acquisitions
Group and was previously an M&A attorney with the law firm of Skadden,
Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

“Mark’s prior work on both traditional M&A transactions and activist
defense engagements is outstanding, and his experience and knowledge
make him an excellent cultural match with Houlihan Lokey’s mission to
provide thoughtful, expert, and independent advice,” said Steven
Tishman, Global Head of M&A. “We are confident that he will be an
invaluable resource to our clients as we continue to grow the business,
and we’re delighted that he has joined the firm,” he continued.

“As a market leader in mid-cap M&A, particularly in the U.S., and with a
long and successful track record in activist defense, Houlihan Lokey
offers an extremely exciting opportunity for me to contribute
meaningfully to the intellectual capital and outstanding client results
for which the firm is known,” said Mr. Mikullitz. “I look forward to
partnering with my colleagues across the firm and continue to build on
the firm’s momentum in both public company M&A advisory and in advising
clients on how best to prepare for, and successfully manage, shareholder
activist situations,” he added.

Mr. Mikullitz holds an A.B. in English from Colgate University and a
J.D. from Georgetown University.

In 2018, Houlihan Lokey was ranked for the fourth consecutive year as
both the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions and a top 10 most
active global M&A advisor, based on Thomson Reuters’ annual year-end
league table data.

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.
For more information, please visit www.HL.com.


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