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Tad Flynn is a Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey where he heads up the Equity Capital Markets group.[1] He is known for having started several successful desks in major investment banks.

Before Houlihan Lokey

Before joining Houlihan Lokey,.[2] Mr. Flynn was the head of the Alternative Capital Markets Group at UBS AG where he spearheaded the firm’s efforts in raising private alternative capital for public and private clients; this seven-person team raised in excess of $10BN in over 60 transactions from 2006 to 2008. The ACM Group was a pioneer in both pre- IPO convertibles and PIPEs for acquisition financing. Prior to taking on this mandate, he was a managing director in the Equity Capital Markets Group, having joined the firm in 2001. He was responsible for all equity techniques for financial institutions, media, telecom, industrials and special situations. He has extensive experiences in all facets of the equity capital markets from IPOs to derivatives, and also developed the primary forward. Before his return to Wall Street, Mr. Flynn founded and ran Phoenix Media Group, a hybrid old-new media music firm from 1998 through early 2001.

He joined Salomon Brothers in early 1993 to establish their corporate equity derivative group. In 1994 he was asked to lead the combined convertible capital markets and corporate equity derivative group, which was responsible for such innovations as mandatory convertibles and Accelerated Share Repurchases. In 1995, he was named the deputy head of Global Equity Derivatives at Salomon Brothers overseeing the integration of all of the regional businesses and subsequently moved to London to run the European equity derivative group.

Start of career

His career began at Bankers Trust in 1983 in the corporate finance department. In 1985 he moved to the then nascent derivatives group (swaps, caps & floors) and founded the municipal derivative effort. In 1986, he joined the emerging markets group where he was part of the merchant banking effort utilizing debt for equity swaps to acquire numerous Latin American companies as part of the emerging markets debt workout. From 1987 through 1989, he ran the corporate finance arm of emerging markets. In 1990 he rejoined the derivatives group, focusing on equity derivatives and developed the first corporate equity derivative desk on Wall Street.


Mr. Flynn received a B.A. with honors in economics from Harvard College in 1983 and is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Principal (Series 7, 24 and 63) and a Limited Representative – Investment Banking (Series 79).

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