Houlihan Lokey Continues to Build Its Global Private Funds Group with Key Hire

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, today announced
that Zade Zalatimo will join the firm in September as a Managing
Director in the firm’s Corporate Finance business. Mr. Zalatimo will be
based in Dubai and will spearhead the expansion of the Private Funds
Group and contribute to Houlihan Lokey’s broader advisory capabilities
in the region.

Mr. Zalatimo will join Houlihan Lokey from The Carlyle Group, where he
was the senior executive officer of Carlyle MENA responsible for leading
the firm’s business activities in the Middle East, North Africa, and
Central Asia. His responsibilities included developing and maintaining
relationships with family offices, endowments, pension funds, and
sovereign wealth funds in the region. Prior to The Carlyle Group, he was
a Partner and CEO, Saudi Arabia, for Investcorp in Bahrain, responsible
for the strategic direction and deliverables for the business in
addition to overseeing the majority of Investcorp’s institutional
clients in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

“Zade has an outstanding track record raising capital across a broad
range of investors in the Middle East and North Africa. In addition, his
many years of in-house experience at Carlyle and Investcorp further
supports our ability to provide general partner clients with the
benefits of a more strategic service offering,” said Bob Brown, Global
Head of the Private Funds Group. “Zade’s hire is evidence of the firm’s
expansion of its Corporate Finance capabilities in the region as well as
the growth of the Private Funds Group globally. We’re confident that he
will be tremendously valuable to our clients and an excellent cultural
fit with Houlihan Lokey. We look forward to welcoming him aboard soon,”
he added.

“With its unparalleled blend of fundraising and advisory experience, and
combined with Houlihan Lokey’s depth of financial sponsor relationships,
the Private Funds Group is a truly differentiated practice in the world
of placement agents. I’m excited to partner with my new colleagues in
the Private Funds Group and across the firm to deliver the superior
client service for which Houlihan Lokey is known,” said Mr. Zalatimo.

Since the formation of the Private Funds Group following the acquisition
of BearTooth Advisors in May, Houlihan Lokey has added a number of
officers to the group in addition to Mr. Zalatimo. These hires include
Colin Hannaway, a Director based in New York who joined from Jefferies;
Tom Carlyle, a Vice President based in London who joined from Coller
Capital; and John McCarthy, a Vice President based in New York who
joined from American Capital.

“These hires meaningfully enhance the capabilities of the Private Funds
Group and reflect our recognition of the substantial opportunities that
exist for the firm and our clients. More importantly, however, this
growth demonstrates the firm’s commitment to delivering a truly unique
and differentiated agency and advisory service offering to general
partners around the world,” Brown continued.

Mr. Zalatimo holds a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of
Michigan and an MBA in Finance from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke
University.

About Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in
mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring,
valuation, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations,
institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United
States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region.
Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s
commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan
Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the
No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness
opinion advisor over the past 20 years, according to Thomson Reuters.
For more information, please visit www.HL.com.

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