NEW YORK, June 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Houlihan Lokey, the international investment bank, today announced that Robert Musur has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the firm's Tax & Financial Reporting Valuation (TFR) practice within its Financial Advisory Services business. He is based in Chicago and will lead the firm's TFR practice in the Chicago-area market.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Musur has held a number of senior roles, most recently as a Director in Navigant Consulting's valuation practice. Prior to Navigant, Mr. Musur spent nearly 20 years at KPMG as a senior partner in that firm's Client Service and Risk Management groups, advising clients on a range of valuation-related matters. He has extensive experience in business valuations, intangible assets, securities and stock compensation across a variety of industries including the automotive, entertainment, advertising, consumer/food/retail, and manufacturing sectors, among several others.

"We're delighted that an industry veteran of Bob's caliber is joining our team in Chicago," said Jack Berka, Global Head of Financial Advisory Services. "His strong relationships in the Chicago business community, expertise across numerous types of valuation engagements and industry sectors, and experience in assisting valuation and audit teams with PCAOB, SEC and internal reviews and inquiries will be tremendously beneficial to our clients and highly additive to the platform," he added.

"I'm excited to be leading Houlihan Lokey's TFR efforts in Chicago," said Mr. Musur. "I look forward to growing the business in the Midwest region and to assisting clients, both nationally and globally, across all of the firm's businesses," he continued.

Mr. Musur holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from DePaul University, and a J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago.

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 rigor 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.

For press inquiries, contact John Gallagher at 212.497.4220.

CONTACT: John Gallagher 212.497.4220 (W) 917.331.1580 (M)Source:Houlihan Lokey Howard& Zukin