Houlihan Lokey Expands Oil and Gas Coverage in Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI), the global investment bank, today announced the expansion of its global oil and gas team to the Middle East with the appointment of Rouzbeh Fazlinejad as Managing Director , based in Dubai. This appointment also marks the launch of the firm’s first industrial group in the Middle East.
Mr. Fazlinejad joins the firm after holding senior positions at Berenberg and TD Securities. Most recently, he spent three years as Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Berenberg, where he led the establishment of its international M&A franchise and also led the company’s global relations business. energy and infrastructure. Previously, he spent 12 years at TD Securities, eventually becoming Head of European Energy, advising clients on M&A and capital markets assignments.
âAfter expanding our Oil & Gas team in Europe earlier this year, we are now delighted to launch our dedicated Middle East coverage team with the appointment of Rouzbeh,â said JP Hanson, Global Group Head of Oil & Gas by Houlihan Lokey. âHe brings significant experience and in-depth industry knowledge as a trusted advisor to clients across the energy spectrum, including supermajors, NOCs and independents as well as energy and infrastructure companies to mid-cap in the EMEA region. His focus on achieving superior results for his clients makes him an ideal cultural fit for Houlihan Lokey. ”
Arun Reddy, Managing Director and Head of Middle East & Africa at Houlihan Lokey, said: âWe are delighted with the progress our company has made in the Middle East since we established our office here in 2017, in advising on some of the most important and complex projects. transactions. We are excited to expand our client offering in the region and plan to add more expertise to our local team in due course to provide clients with the full range of consulting services offered on Houlihan Lokey’s global network.
Mr. Fazlinejad holds a BsC in Finance, Investment and Risk from Cass Business School and Emory University.
With more than 70 dedicated industry professionals in seven offices around the world, Houlihan Lokey’s global oil and gas group provides superior service and achieves exceptional results for its clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, acquisition and development, capital markets, capital formation, corporate finance and recapitalizations across the upstream, middle and downstream sectors of the oil and gas sector. The group has advised more than 100 transactions over the past three years in all key regions of the world.
About Houlihan Lokey
Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) ââis a global investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring and valuation. The firm serves businesses, institutions and governments around the world 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 the success of its clients in all of its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey has been the Senior Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor for six consecutive years in the United States, the Senior Global Restructuring Advisor for the past seven years and the Global Senior M&A Equity Advisor for the past 20 years , all based on the number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.