Rit Amin Joins Houlihan Lokey

Rit Amin has joined Houlihan Lokey as a Los Angeles-based senior vice president in the firm’s private finance practice. He previously was a director in Wachovia Securities’ leveraged finance group.


Houlihan Lokey today announced that Rit Amin has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President in the Private Finance practice. Mr. Amin will be based in the Los Angeles office and will report to Noel Ryan, Managing Director and Co-head of the Private Finance practice. He will focus on raising senior, mezzanine debt and private equity capital for leveraged buyouts and acquisition financings, as well as recapitalizations and refinancing for the firm’s clients across all industry sectors.


Mr. Ryan said, “Clients are increasingly looking to bankers who can structure financing solutions to meet their capital needs, and Houlihan Lokey is committed to helping our clients achieve their goals. Rit’s extensive investment banking and capital raising experience across a variety of industry sectors complements our approach to corporate finance, and we are excited to welcome him to our team of professionals.”


Mr. Amin added, “Houlihan Lokey has vast access to capital sources and understands their clients needs on an industry level. By providing solutions specifically tailored to match clients’ needs, Houlihan Lokey’s platform provides a competitive edge you do not find at other banks.”


Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Amin was a director in Wachovia Securities’ Leveraged Finance Group. While at Wachovia Securities, he also served as a vice president in the High Yield Group and spent several years in the Financial Sponsors and Merchant Banking practices. He has over 10 years of investment banking and capital raising experience for leveraged buyouts, strategic acquisitions, corporate recapitalizations and take-private transactions in a variety of industry sectors including information technology, business services, general industrial, defense/aerospace, media and telecommunications.


Mr. Amin graduated from the George Mason University School of Management.


About Houlihan Lokey


Houlihan Lokey, an international investment bank, provides a wide range of services, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, financial opinions and advisory services, and financial restructuring. In 2007, the firm was ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for U.S. transactions under $1.25 billion and the No. 1 M&A fairness opinion advisor by Thomson Financial. In addition, the firm was ranked the No. 1 restructuring investment banking firm by TheDeal.com’s Bankruptcy Insider. Established in 1970, the firm has over 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. For more information, visit www.HL.com.