Houlihan Lokey Inc., a global investment bank, has added Daniel East to the firm’s capital markets group as a managing director.

He is based in Houston will focus on partnering with the firm’s oil and gas group as well as Houlihan Lokey’s power and utilities team to provide private capital financing services to the firm’s clients in these sectors. East joins the firm with 25 years of experience in the power, oil and gas and renewables sectors. He was most recently co-head of energy credit at the Carlyle Group in Houston, leading a team of over 20 professionals on investment strategy for the power generation and energy sectors. Prior experience also includes roles at Renewable Energy Systems, KGen Power Corp. and Dynegy.

“The expansion of the oil and gas capital markets team in Houston adds meaningfully to our coverage capabilities and service offerings, enabling us to provide our energy clients with a broader range of M&A and financing alternatives,” says J.P. Hanson, head of Houlihan Lokey’s oil and gas group. Daniel is a perfect fit in this respect, and we’re excited to partner with him and continue to deliver the superior private capital financing capabilities for which Houlihan Lokey is known.”