LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Houlihan Lokey, the international investment bank, announced today that Sascha Kroissenbrunner has joined its London office as a Director in the Industrials Group. He is responsible for further strengthening and developing the firm’s corporate finance advisory business across the industrials sector in Europe. Mr. Kroissenbrunner was previously at UniCredit Group in Vienna, where he was a managing director and head of the general industrials group for central and eastern Europe, focusing on origination and execution of cross-border M&A mandates across a range of sectors, including basic materials, manufacturing and transportation.
“His appointment is the latest in a number of recent strategic hires within our Corporate Finance business in Europe, and reflects our continued commitment to providing in-depth industry insight and trusted, client-focused advice to our clients.”
“There is currently significant business potential within the European industrials sector,” said Bill Peluchiwski, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the Industrials Group. “Sascha’s appointment enables us to further deepen our coverage in Europe, building on our successful industrials franchise in the U.S., all of which will benefit our clients. His industry knowledge and extensive transaction experience will play a valuable part in leveraging the firm’s capabilities in this sector, both on a domestic and cross-border basis.”
“Sascha’s expertise and track record in this key area for the firm will help strengthen our local coverage and add to our global capabilities,” added Stephen Winningham, Managing Director and Co-Head of Corporate Finance, Europe. “His appointment is the latest in a number of recent strategic hires within our Corporate Finance business in Europe, and reflects our continued commitment to providing in-depth industry insight and trusted, client-focused advice to our clients.”
“I am delighted to join Houlihan Lokey’s market-leading Industrials Group,” said Mr. Kroissenbrunner, “and I look forward to helping develop our franchise in the region, and to working with colleagues across the firm in order to deliver a full range of integrated advisory services to our clients,” he added.
Prior to joining UniCredit Group, Mr. Kroissenbrunner was a director in the global industrials group within the sector corporate finance division of Royal Bank of Scotland in London. In this role, he was responsible for originating and executing M&A and ECM mandates across a wide range of geographies, with a specific focus on the building materials sector. He started his career at Royal Bank of Scotland’s global banking and markets division in Frankfurt.
Mr. Kroissenbrunner holds a Master of Laws from Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria.
About Houlihan Lokey
Houlihan Lokey is an international investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm is ranked globally as the No. 1 restructuring advisor, the No. 1 M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 10 years, and the No. 1 M&A advisor for U.S. transactions under $1 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. Houlihan Lokey has been advising clients for more than 40 years and now has 14 offices and over 850 employees in Europe, the United States and Asia. The firm serves over 1,000 clients each year, ranging from closely held companies to Global 500 corporations. For more information, visit www.HL.com.