Houlihan Lokey Hires Sean Windsor

The New York-based investment bank Houlihan Lokey has hired Sean Windsor as a director. Windsor, previously a senior managing director at FTI Consulting, as well as a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, is the latest hire to join Houlihan Lokey’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice.


Houlihan Lokey, an international investment bank, today announced that Sean Windsor has joined the firm as a Director in the New York office and is the latest hire into the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice as part of its ongoing global expansion.

Mr. Windsor has more than 25 years of experience providing financial and operating transaction support and due diligence services to private equity firms, corporations, and financial institutions in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. He was previously a senior managing director in FTI Consulting’s Transaction Services practice. Prior to that, he was a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in their Transaction Services practice.  In addition, during his career, Mr. Windsor has been an investment banker, an accounting manager in private industry and an auditor.

Commenting on the hire, Sam W. Clark, IV, Managing Director and Global Head of Houlihan Lokey’s TAS practice said, “Sean is a seasoned advisor with an extensive background in due diligence, identifying value drivers, and helping resolve potential obstacles critical to investment decisions. We are pleased to add him to our team as we continue to bolster our capabilities in this area.”

Mr. Windsor added, “Houlihan Lokey offers transaction advisory services from a unique platform and I’ve been extremely impressed with the rapid growth of their financial and tax due diligence practice over the past few years. I look forward to contributing to their continued expansion while helping a growing roster of clients to execute more successful acquisitions and investments.”

Houlihan Lokey’s recent senior hires into TAS include Jerry Schwartzman, who joined the firm from Duff & Phelps in June 2011 as a Director in the New York office and Head of M&A Tax Due Diligence Services as well as Andrew Deren and Bryan Walker who joined the practice in 2011 as Senior Vice Presidents in the Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices, respectively.

Houlihan Lokey is an international investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation serving clients for 40 years. The firm is ranked globally as the No. 1 restructuring advisor, the No. 1 M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 10 years, and the No. 1 M&A advisor for U.S. transactions under $1 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. Houlihan Lokey has 14 offices and more than 800 employees in the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm serves more than 1,000 clients each year, ranging from closely held companies to Global 500 corporations. For more information, visit www.HL.com.