Presenting Houlihan Lokey’s Newly Promoted Managing Directors in Germany

We are pleased to celebrate the promotion of Verena Jacobs-Dinger and Michaela Pfeifenberger, two experienced corporate finance specialists, who have become Managing Directors in our Frankfurt office.

Verena Jacobs-Dinger

Ms. Jacobs-Dinger began her career in 2010 in Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Finance and Structured and Leveraged Finance business and moved to the Structured Corporate Finance division of Commerzbank in 2015. She then spent three years as Executive Director, Acquisition Finance at Oldenburgische Landesbank before joining GCA’s Debt Advisory division in 2020.

Ms. Jacobs-Dinger joined Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets practice in 2021 through the firm’s acquisition of GCA and focuses on private equity transaction financing in the DACH region. Ms. Jacobs-Dinger earned a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Münster.

Michaela Pfeifenberger

Ms. Pfeifenberger began her career in 2007 at C.W. Downer & Co, a US M&A boutique that later merged with Spanish investment bank Alantra. She joined GCA in 2021 shortly before its acquisition by Houlihan Lokey, where she is now part of the Industrials Group and advises financial investors, owner-managed companies, and listed businesses in the fast-growing industrial technology sector, focusing specifically on the digitalisation and automation of industrial processes. Ms. Pfeifenberger holds a master’s degree in International Business Administration from Karl Franzens University in Graz.

„I am delighted that we are able to announce two Managing Director appointments again this year in Germany. My congratulations go to both colleagues who have made an important contribution to our success over the past few years,“ said Sascha Pfeiffer, Managing Director, Head of European Technology.


About Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the Americas, 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 the No. 1 investment bank for global M&A transactions under $1 billion, the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past eight consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past nine consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 25 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.

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