Houlihan Lokey grew its oil and gas group on Feb. 26 with the hiring of Shane Sealy, who has more than 16 years of domestic and international oil and gas advisory experience.
Sealy joins the global investment bank, headquartered in Los Angeles, as a managing director. Based in the firm’s Houston office, he will be responsible for advising upstream companies on M&A, joint ventures, divestitures, restructurings and capital markets transactions.
Commenting on the recent hire, J.P. Hanson, head of the Houlihan Lokey oil and gas group, said: “Shane exemplifies two key elements of Houlihan Lokey’s oil and gas group: an outstanding breadth of advisory expertise in nearly every type of situation or market condition and the ability to deliver superior results for upstream clients in any region around the world.”
Over the course of his career, Sealy has advised on more than $75 billion of oil and gas asset acquisition and divestiture, corporate M&A, restructuring and capital-raising transactions, according to the firm’s news release.
Sealy joins Houlihan Lokey from Intrepid Financial Partners, where he was a managing director responsible for coverage of upstream clients. Prior to Intrepid, he was a managing director at Evercore, where he established the firm’s Asia oil and gas advisory business and executed upstream transactions for clients across the region and in the U.S. He has also held roles at Scotiabank and Navigant Consulting.
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