LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE:HLI) (“Houlihan Lokey” or the “Company”), the global investment bank, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $47.25 per share, consisting of 2,000,000 shares offered by the Company and 2,000,000 shares offered by certain of the Company’s current and former employees and members of management (collectively, the “Selling Stockholders”).
Houlihan Lokey intends to use the net proceeds that it receives from this offering, after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions, but before estimated offering expenses, to acquire in April 2018 a number of shares of its outstanding Class B common stock equal to the number of shares of Class A common stock sold by the Company in the offering from an affiliate of ORIX USA Corporation at a price per share equal to the price per share at which the Class A common stock was sold in the offering, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions.
Houlihan Lokey will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of the shares of Class A common stock by the Selling Stockholders in this offering.
Morgan Stanley is acting as the sole underwriter for the offering.
The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement, including a prospectus and related prospectus supplement, filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These documents may be obtained for free, when available, by visiting the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or by contacting: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or other jurisdiction.
About Houlihan Lokey
Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. 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 ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, according to Thomson Reuters.
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