Houlihan Lokey Hires Mills

Charles Mills has joined Houlihan Lokey, an investment bank, in its Atlanta office as a managing director, heading up Southeast M&A in the U.S. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Mills headed Macquarie Capital’s M&A practice in the Southeast U.S. region.

Press release:

Houlihan Lokey, an international investment bank, announced today that Charles W. Mills has joined the Atlanta office as a Managing Director, heading up mergers and acquisitions for the Southeast U.S. region.

In his new role, Mr. Mills will provide strategic financial advice to leading companies in the southeast. Mr. Mills will be assisting clients in raising capital and mergers and acquisitions. “With the addition of Charlie Mills, Houlihan Lokey continues its commitment to providing our clients the highest quality local advisers, while also providing them with our global capabilities and deep industry knowledge that clients have come to depend on us for,” said Scott Adelson, Senior Managing Director and global co-head of Corporate Finance.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Mills headed Macquarie Capital’s M&A practice in the Southeast U.S. region. He also previously served as Managing Director and head of the Industrial Practice Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he specialized in providing private equity and corporate clients with financial advisory and capital raising services.

Prior to his 14 years in investment banking, Mr. Mills was a Lieutenant with the United States Navy, serving as a nuclear engineer and Surface Warfare Officer.

Mr. Mills holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with Honors with Distinction from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Principal (Series 7, 24 and 63) and a Limited Representative – Investment Banking (Series 79).

About Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey, an international investment bank, provides a wide range of advisory services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, financing, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm was ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for U.S. transactions under $3 billion in 2009 and the No. 1 U.S. fairness opinion advisor over the past 10 years by Thomson Reuters. In addition, the firm advised on more than 500 restructuring transactions valued in excess of $1.25 trillion over the past 10 years. Notable engagements cover numerous sectors and virtually all of the largest U.S. corporate bankruptcies, including Lehman Brothers, General Motors, WorldCom and Enron. The firm has more than 800 employees in 14 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Each year we serve more than 1,000 clients ranging from closely held companies to Global 500 corporations.