Houlihan Lokey Bolsters Digital Infrastructure Expertise With Senior Hire

Jesse Nichols Joins as a Managing Director

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, announced today that Jesse Nichols has joined the firm’s global Technology Group as a Managing Director covering the digital infrastructure sector. He is based in Boston.

“We are excited to welcome Jesse to the global Technology Group. Having led many sellside wireless and wireless infrastructure transactions, he has an intimate knowledge of the digital infrastructure space and a client-centric style, which make him an excellent match with Houlihan Lokey’s culture,” said Phil Adams, Head of Global Technology at Houlihan Lokey. “Jesse’s expertise is only matched by the quality of his market relationships and focus on client service. Moreover, his proven track record of success as a team-first leader will advance our commitment to further bolster our already-market-leading Digital Infrastructure practice.”

Mr. Nichols joins from Alpina Capital, where he led communications infrastructure M&A and advisory as a Managing Director. His previous clients include AT&T and TowerCo, a leading U.S.-based tower company, and he has worked with financial sponsors throughout the sector.

“I’m thrilled to join Houlihan Lokey and continue to leverage the momentum that the global Technology Group has built while adding depth to the thriving Digital Infrastructure practice,” said Mr. Nichols. “There is substantial opportunity in this sector, and I am excited to work on the Houlihan Lokey platform to advise digital infrastructure companies on achieving the next phase of their business through M&A or capital-raising transactions.”

Houlihan Lokey’s Digital Infrastructure team is one of the most active advisors in the sector, having provided counsel on more than 25 transactions totaling approximately $13 billion in 2021 and having been active in the sector for more than 20 years. The practice covers numerous industry subsectors, including fiber, fixed wireless, cable, data centers, managed services, wireless infrastructure, wireless and spectrum, digital infrastructure services, and communications software.

With more than 200 financial professionals worldwide, Houlihan Lokey’s Technology Group has earned a reputation for providing superior service and achieving outstanding results in M&A advisory, capital raising, restructuring, and valuation. Its clients range from early-stage businesses and midsized companies to large, publicly traded corporations. In 2021, Houlihan Lokey was ranked as the No. 1 investment bank for all global technology transactions, with 124 deals, according to Refinitiv.

About Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is the No. 1 investment bank for all global M&A transactions, the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past seven consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past eight consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.

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