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HOULIHAN LOKEY EXPANDS ITS EUROPEAN CORPORATE FINANCE PLATFORM WITH NEW HIRE

NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Houlihan Lokey, the international investment bank, today announced that Patrick Schoennagel has joined the firm as a Director in its Capital Markets Group. He is based in London and will focus primarily on assisting both independent and sponsor-backed corporates in the United Kingdom and continental Europe to raise capital, in addition to working closely with the firm's US-based Capital Markets team on cross-border financings.

Mr. Schoennagel joins after nearly a decade at GE Capital, where he served in a number of roles, most recently as a Senior Vice President in its Corporate Finance Group. He has extensive experience in asset-based, leveraged loan and restructuring finance origination and credit underwriting for middle-market and large-cap corporates in an array of different industries.

"Patrick possesses a comprehensive skill set that encompasses credit, structuring, and loan origination for a wide variety of clients," said Ken Goldsbrough, a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey's European Capital Markets Group. "As we continue to build out our capital markets business in Europe, his skill set and breadth of experience will be tremendously valuable to our clients," he continued.

"I'm excited to be joining Houlihan Lokey at this stage of growth of its Corporate Finance franchise in Europe," said Mr. Schoennagel. "I look forward to further building on the momentum the firm has achieved to date in developing a robust Capital Markets Group and serving clients on both sides of the Atlantic," he added.

Mr. Schoennagel holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Houlihan Lokey is an international 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, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigour are hallmarks of our commitment to client success across our advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M &A advisor for U.S. transactions under $5 billion, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 M &A fairness opinion advisor for U.S. transactions over the past 10 years, according to Thomson Reuters. For more information, please visit www.HL.com.
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