Houlihan Lokey Taps New Head Of Private Growth Equity Capital

May 2 2012 | 12:27pm ET

Boutique investment bank Houlihan Lokey has tapped Joshua Tanzer as managing director and head of private growth equity capital.

Tanzer, who has spent 25 years in the financial industry, comes to Houlihan from Morgan Keegan’s Technology Group, where he advised on over $200 million in growth equity transactions. Prior to that, he was a managing director at Lazard Freres & Co. Before joining Lazard, he founded and operated Principia Capital Group, focused on clients in the technology and digital media industries and before that, he was global head of private equity for CSFB's Technology Group (formerly DMG Tech Group).

In his new role at Houlihan Lokey, Tanzer will help raise growth capital for private companies in mid-stage to late-stage (mezzanine), profitable or near-term profitable, as well as pre-IPO rounds.

“Equity markets have begun to show some signs of improvement in the first quarter of 2012 with investors demonstrating a renewed sense of confidence,” said Scott Adelson, Houlihan’s senior managing director and global co-head of corporate finance, in a statement. “Josh brings a wealth of experience working with fund managers and institutional investors in raising growth equity for private companies. We’re delighted to welcome him to the team as we continue to expand our investor relationship universe for clients across all industries and sectors.”

Houlihan Lokey has 14 offices and 850 employees in the United States, Europe and Asia.


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