Houlihan Lokey Continues Sector Expansion in Europe, Hiring Experienced Oil & Gas Team
Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, announced today the launch of its European oil and gas sector coverage with the hire of an experienced, market-leading team from BMO Capital Markets. Jeremy Low, formerly Co-Head of Investment Banking and Head of Energy EMEA at BMO Capital Markets, joins the firm as a Managing Director and Head of European Oil & Gas. Mr. Low and the team are based in London. With this addition, Houlihan Lokey’s Oil & Gas Group now has more than 70 dedicated professionals globally advising clients on M&A, corporate finance, capital raising, and recapitalization assignments.
“We are very happy to be adding this highly talented team that has advised on over $20 billion of M&A acquisitions and divestitures and helped raise over $3.8 billion in debt and equity capital over the past four years to drive our business in Europe,” said J.P. Hanson, Head of the Oil & Gas Group. “Jeremy and his team are extremely well respected and bring a proven track record of success. Due to their deep relationships and wealth of experience, they have achieved outstanding results for their clients—which is a key element of our corporate culture at Houlihan Lokey.”
Jeremy Low joins with more than 26 years’ experience in the energy industry, having started his career at Royal Dutch Shell in 1995. Before joining BMO in 2016, he spent seven years in RBC’s oil and gas sector team, prior to which he spent four years on Deutsche Bank’s oil and gas team and five years covering oil and gas with Lehman Brothers. He began his investment banking career at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in 1997 after working for Shell International as a Commercial Manager. Mr. Low holds a BA (Hons) in Classics from Durham University.
Tom Hughes, Director, spent four years as a senior member of BMO Capital Markets’ energy investment banking team in EMEA, having spent six years at RBC Capital Markets previously covering natural resources and oil and gas. He holds an MSc and a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Exeter.
Thomas Wheeler, Vice President, also spent four years at BMO, having joined in 2017 from Ophir Energy, where he spent three years as a Commercial Analyst for Global New Ventures in London and on secondment in Africa. He holds an MSc in Management from University College London and a BA (Hons) in History and Politics from the University of Sheffield.