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Houlihan Lokey Nabs Credit Suisse Vet to Lead Capital Markets Group in Australia

August 15, 2017, 08:31 AM

Houlihan Lokey announced that Matthew Tehan has joined the Capital Markets Group as a Managing Director. He is based in Sydney and will lead the firm’s Capital Markets efforts in Australia.

Tehan joins Houlihan Lokey following a 17-year career at Credit Suisse, where he held a number of roles, including serving as Co-Head of Debt and Derivatives in the firm’s Capital Markets Solutions Group in Sydney. During that time, he led the structuring and origination of numerous capital markets transactions for corporate clients, including acquisition debt, mezzanine debt, and both capital markets distribution and on-balance-sheet transactions. His prior experience also includes working in Credit Suisse’s Global Markets Solutions Group and for Credit Suisse Financial Products in New York. Tehan began his career at EY in 1995.

“Matthew’s breadth of experience across the full spectrum of debt financing, combined with his expertise in risk management and strong client relationships across the region, makes him an excellent addition to our successful global Capital Markets team,” said Scott Adelson, Co-President of Houlihan Lokey. “The firm’s longtime focus on non-traditional sources of capital and the solutions they can provide reflects our client-centric culture and commitment to delivering exceptional outcomes. Matthew’s deep commitment to client service represents an exceptional fit with our culture and client needs in the market.”

“I’m excited to join one of the financial services industry’s largest and most active independent private financing teams,” said Tehan. “The group’s track record of success is outstanding, and I hope to continue that track record as we expand Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets capabilities in Australia,” he added.

Tehan holds a B.Com. in Finance and Accounting and a B.A. in Politics and English Literature from the University of Melbourne. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (CA).

With 35 professionals globally, Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets Group is focused on delivering its clients bespoke financing solutions backed by superior market knowledge and execution capabilities. Over the past 12 months, the group has raised nearly $6 billion for clients across more than 30 transactions. The group has added a total of three Managing Directors over the past seven months in Sydney, New York, and London.

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