Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, announced today that Keith Skirbe has joined the firm’s global Technology Group as a Managing Director covering the cybersecurity sector. He is based in San Francisco.
“In today’s world, it is impossible to overstate the importance of cybersecurity to every type of institution or organization, and this centrality continues to be a major driver of corporate finance activity,” said Phil Adams, Head of Global Technology at Houlihan Lokey. “The opportunities for our cybersecurity clients to grow and evolve are abundant, evidenced by our completion of a series of high-quality transactions in the sector in recent months. Keith’s addition to this active and experienced team is incredibly exciting for us as we continue to build a significant global cybersecurity practice across the U.S. and Europe.”
Mr. Skirbe joins from Momentum Cyber, a boutique investment bank focused solely on cybersecurity advisory, where he was a Founding Member and Managing Director. While there, Mr. Skirbe led the firm’s West Coast Cybersecurity investment banking effort, advising clients in North America, Europe, and Israel on a broad range of M&A and capital-raising transactions. His previous experience includes roles at Bridge Street Advisors, where he was also a Founding Member, and in Bear Stearns’ Technology, Media, & Telecom group.
“Keith’s experience as both a founder and advisor—at institutions ranging from startups to cybersecurity-focused boutiques to large investment banks—makes him uniquely qualified to deliver exceptional advice to our client base. His entrepreneurial spirit, deep domain experience, and strong track record dovetail perfectly with our corporate culture and we’re excited add him to our comprehensive sector coverage capabilities in Technology,” said John Lambros, Houlihan Lokey’s Co-Head of U.S. Technology.
“I’m excited to be joining Houlihan Lokey’s dominant Technology Group, particularly at such an exciting stage of the firm’s growth. More than ever, our cybersecurity clients need deep domain expertise combined with a comprehensive service offering to help them navigate today’s market climate. I look forward to joining my Technology colleagues and other partners across the firm to deliver on Houlihan Lokey’s promise of outstanding, unconflicted advice and superior outcomes,” said Mr. Skirbe.
With more than 200 financial professionals worldwide, Houlihan Lokey’s Technology Group has earned a reputation for providing superior service and achieving outstanding results in M&A advisory, capital raising, restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory services. Its clients range from early-stage businesses and midsized companies to large, publicly traded corporations. In 2021, Houlihan Lokey was ranked as the No. 1 investment bank for all global technology transactions, with 124 deals, according to Refinitiv.