US-based Houlihan Lokey expands its Oil & Gas group into Middle East

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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American multinational independent investment bank Houlihan Lokey has expanded its global Oil & Gas team into the Middle East with the appointment of Mr. Rouzbeh Fazlinejad as a Managing Director, based in Dubai.

According to the statement, this appointment also signals the launch of the firm’s first industry group in the Middle East region. Mr. Fazlinejad comes to the firm from the leading financial institutions Berenberg and TD Securities, where he held senior positions.

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“Having expanded our Oil & Gas team into Europe earlier this year, we are now delighted to be launching our dedicated coverage team in the Middle East with Rouzbeh’s appointment. He brings significant experience and deep industry knowledge as a trusted advisor to clients across the energy spectrum, including supermajors, NOCs, and independents as well as mid-cap energy and infrastructure companies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). His focus on achieving superior results for his clients makes him an ideal cultural fit for Houlihan Lokey.”

Mr. Arun Reddy, Managing Director and Head of the Middle East and Africa at Houlihan Lokey said, “We are pleased with the progress that our Middle East business has made since we established our office here in 2017, advising on some of the largest and most complex transactions.”

“We are excited to be expanding 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 suite of advisory services offered across Houlihan Lokey’s global network,” Mr. Reddy further added.

Houlihan Lokey’s global Oil & Gas Group provides superior service and achieves outstanding results for its clients in Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), Acquisitions and Divestitures (A&D), capital markets, capital formation, corporate finance, and recapitalizations throughout the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry, with more than 70 industry-dedicated professionals in seven offices around the world.

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