Macfarlanes advises Quayle Munro on its acquisition by Houlihan Lokey

16 January 2018

Macfarlanes has advised Quayle Munro, an independent firm that provides corporate finance advisory services to companies underpinned by data & analytics, content, software and services, on its acquisition by Houlihan Lokey, Inc., a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation and strategic consulting.

The transaction, which adds a new capability for Houlihan Lokey in data & analytics, expands its financial institutions focus in Europe, and builds its presence in financial technology and education, is expected to close following regulatory approvals.

The Macfarlanes team for this matter was led by corporate and M&A partner Harry Coghill with assistance from solicitor Alice Fuller. Tax expertise was provided by partner Ashley Greenbank and senior solicitor Gregory Price.

Harry Coghill comments: “Having advised Quayle Munro on the demerger of its corporate finance advisory business last year, we are delighted to have worked on this exciting transaction, which will allow Quayle Munro further to grow its client base with the additional resources and the global presence of Houlihan Lokey.”