Houlihan Lokey’s Acquisition Of MVP Capital


Mayer Brown advised MVP Capital on the deal.

Houlihan Lokey, Inc., a publicly traded global investment bank, completed the acquisition of MVP Capital, LLC, a San Francisco-based independent advisory firm that provides a range of advisory services to clients in the technology, media and telecom sector.

The transaction, signed June 23, adds substantially to MVP Capital’s coverage of the telecommunications sector and expands Houlihan Lokey’s footprint in the US. The transaction is expected to be completed next quarter following regulatory approval.

The Mayer Brown team advising MVP Capital was led by Corporate & Securities partner Eddie Best (Picture) and associate Valentine Bleicher and included: Corporate & Securities – associates Terry Brennan and Jack Donovan (both Chicago); Tax Transactions & Consulting – partner Steven Garden and associate Chris Odell; Employment & Benefits – partner Ryan Liebl and associate Hillary August; IP – partner Melissa Anyetei and associate Emily Nash; Litigation & Dispute Resolution – counsel Kim Leffert (all Chicago); and FSRE – partner Marlon Paz and associate Kyle Swan (both DC).

Involved fees earner: Melissa Anyetei – Mayer Brown; Hillary August – Mayer Brown; Edward Best – Mayer Brown; Valentine Bleicher – Mayer Brown; Terry Brennan – Mayer Brown; Jack Donovan – Mayer Brown; Steven Garden – Mayer Brown; Kim Leffert – Mayer Brown; Ryan Liebl – Mayer Brown; Emily Nash – Mayer Brown; Christopher Odell – Mayer Brown; Marlon Paz – Mayer Brown; Kyle Swan – Mayer Brown;

Law Firms: Mayer Brown;

Clients: MVP Capital Partners;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti