December 6, 2021 | Corporate News

GCA Altium is now Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey has successfully completed the acquisition and integration of GCA Altium. Following the acquisition of GCA Altium’s outstanding shares last month, the two companies will now move forward together as one firm under the Houlihan Lokey banner.

Following the integration, Houlihan Lokey is now:

  • the most active Technology M&A advisor in the world, with a Technology Group consisting of 225 financial professionals around the globe on course to complete over 300 deals in 2021 on a combined basis
  • the #1 most active global M&A advisor
  • the #1 most active advisor to private equity globally

Being part of such a large, leading platform creates many opportunities for GCA Altium’s clients, providing access to a much bigger US platform across many key sectors, broader sector expertise across the European business, and an expanded service offering.

Scott Adelson, Co-President of Houlihan Lokey, said: “Today is a momentous day for the firm, as we are now able to work seamlessly with our new partners across regions, products, and sectors to establish the most client-focused, independent advisory firm in the investment banking arena. Houlihan Lokey is now the most active technology advisor in the world, as well as a global leader in Industrials, Business Services, Consumer, Food, and Retail, Healthcare, and Financial Services M&A. This combination also has created the largest private capital markets advisory group among our peers. Geographically, the addition of these talented colleagues makes us one of the largest advisors in Europe and also has firmly cemented our position as the most active M&A advisor in the U.S. In addition, we now have an expanded platform from which to grow our business in the Asia-Pacific region. We will continue to build on these leading positions and draw on both our shared corporate culture and the immense pool of intellectual capital that lies at the core of our advisory services.”

Phil Adams, CEO of GCA Altium, added: “Becoming part of Houlihan Lokey is a hugely exciting step for GCA and a milestone on our strong growth journey. We want to assure all our clients that there will be no changes to ongoing processes, and they will keep working with the same people in the same way going forward – but with access to a much bigger platform. With Houlihan Lokey we are now the largest independent global M&A boutique, and the scale of our business will create fantastic opportunities both for our clients and our teams. We have seen throughout the integration process over the last few months how well matched GCA and Houlihan Lokey are culturally and how well we work together, and we look forward to continuing to serve our clients as part of this amazing team.”