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Tim Stute
Managing Director | Houlihan Lokey
Tim Stute is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Institutions Group. He has 15 years of experience providing capital markets and M&A advisory services to the financial institutions sector, with a particular emphasis on the specialty finance industry, including equipment leasing companies, asset-based lenders, accounts receivable factoring companies, and non-mortgage consumer lenders.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, he was a Managing Director and Principal at Milestone Advisors, LLC in Washington, D.C., which was acquired by Houlihan Lokey in 2012. He joined Milestone in August 2001, where he managed the No. 1-ranked M&A practice focused on the commercial finance sector (according to SNL Financial LC, 2004-2012).

Prior to joining Milestone, Stute was an Associate in the Financial Institutions Group of First Union Securities, Inc. (now Wells Fargo Securities, Inc.) in Charlotte, N.C. At First Union, he was involved in more than 25 corporate finance transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $15 billion.

Stute received a B.S. in Finance from Wake Forest University.

Posts by this Author:

Coming off of a busy year in 2015 for M&A activity in the commercial finance sector highlighted by GE Capital’s divestitures, it was fair to wonder whether 2016 would continue to be a seller’s market. Read Full Article

Mergers and Acquisitions
June 23, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Over the last few years, BDCs have become significant players in the world of specialty commercial finance providing debt capital to equipment financing companies and other niche lenders. Read Full Article

Current Environment
June 23, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

As Tim Stute sees it, things are in place for commercial finance companies to raise senior and junior capital from banks and institutional investors. Read Full Article

Industry Trends
March 04, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

To launch the New Year, ABL Advisor asked Milestone Advisors’ Tim Stute to give readers his take on commercial finance M&A activity for 2013. Read Full Article

Mergers and Acquisitions
January 02, 2013 @ 07:00 AM