He is responsible for further strengthening and developing the firm’s corporate finance advisory business across the industrials sector in Europe. Kroissenbrunner was previously at UniCredit Group in Vienna, where he was a managing director and head of the general industrials group for central and eastern Europe, focusing on origination and execution of cross-border M&A mandates across a range of sectors, including basic materials, manufacturing and transportation.
'There is currently significant business potential within the European industrials sector', said Bill Peluchiwski, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the Industrials Group. 'Sascha’s appointment enables us to further deepen our coverage in Europe, building on our successful industrials franchise in the U.S., all of which will benefit our clients. His industry knowledge and extensive transaction experience will play a valuable part in leveraging the firm’s capabilities in this sector, both on a domestic and cross-border basis'.
'Sascha’s expertise and track record in this key area for the firm will help strengthen our local coverage and add to our global capabilities', added Stephen Winningham, Managing Director and Co-Head of Corporate Finance, Europe. 'His appointment is the latest in a number of recent strategic hires within our Corporate Finance business in Europe, and reflects our continued commitment to providing in-depth industry insight and trusted, client-focused advice to our clients'.
'I am delighted to join Houlihan Lokey’s market-leading Industrials Group', said Kroissenbrunner, 'and I look forward to helping develop our franchise in the region, and to working with colleagues across the firm in order to deliver a full range of integrated advisory services to our clients', he added.
Prior to joining UniCredit Group, Kroissenbrunner was a director in the global industrials group within the sector corporate finance division of Royal Bank of Scotland in London. In this role, he was responsible for originating and executing M&A and ECM mandates across a wide range of geographies, with a specific focus on the building materials sector. He started his career at Royal Bank of Scotland’s global banking and markets division in Frankfurt.
Kroissenbrunner holds a Master of Laws from Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria.