Ministry of Finance
of the Hellenic Republic
David A. Preiser
Chairman & Senior Managing Director
Mr. Preiser is a Senior Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey and has been a member of the firm since 1991. Among his duties, he serves as Chairman of Houlihan Lokey (Europe) with a primary focus on continuing the successful growth of the European financial restructuring business. With offices in London, Paris and Frankfurt, the firm is a substantial participant in some of the largest and most significant financial transactions in Europe.
Mr. Preiser also plays a major role in the firm's financial restructuring activities in the United States, as he has for many years. In the course of his nearly two decades at Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Preiser has played a leading role in the development of the firm's Financial Restructuring Group. In that capacity, he led many major transactions involving financially distressed companies, both in bankruptcy and in out-of-court situations, many of which have involved the sale or purchase of distressed assets. Mr. Preiser has also served as managing partner of Sunrise Capital Partners, a private equity fund affiliated with Houlihan Lokey, which was committed to acquiring financially troubled companies. In addition, Mr. Preiser is a member of the Board of Directors of Houlihan Lokey, serves on the investment committee, and has served as managing member of various Houlihan Lokey direct investment vehicles involving a variety of debt and equity instruments. Mr. Preiser also chairs the Houlihan Lokey Foundation, which oversees, organizes and funds the firm's charitable activities.
Mr. Preiser earned a B.A. in economics and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Virginia and earned a J.D. with honors from Columbia University, where he served as an editor of the Columbia Law Review. He currently sits on the board of directors of NVR, Inc., as well as the boards of certain Houlihan Lokey portfolio companies. Mr. Preiser is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House of New York and is a member of the Advisory Board of Columbia Law School. He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Principal (Series 7, 24 and 63) and a Limited Representative - Investment Banking (Series 79).