Houlihan Lokey Appoint Mergers & Acquisitions MD

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Houlihan Lokey has announced that Lyle Wilpon has joined the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group as a Managing Director, based in New York.

He reports to Steven Tishman, Global Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

Wilpon joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), where he most recently served as head of the firm’s middle market M&A group. Before joining BAML in 1999, he spent six years as an M&A specialist at Credit Suisse First Boston focused on the healthcare sector. Prior experience also includes positions at Lazard Frères and Wasserstein Perella. Wilpon began his investment banking career in 1988.

'Lyle has extensive experience across every industry sector and has worked on nearly every type of M&A situation over the course of his 25-year career, including traditional M&A as well as divestitures, restructurings, acquisition financings, and cross-border transactions, among others', said Tishman. 'We are very delighted that Lyle is joining the team, and we are confident that he will be an excellent resource for our clients', he added.

Wilpon holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

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