Houlihan Lokey Inc., a global investment bank, has added Gareth Gibson as a managing director on the firm’s transaction advisory services (TAS) team to lead the business services segment within the financial due diligence (FDD) practice.

Gibson joins Houlihan Lokey following a 17-year career at KPMG where he held a number of roles, most recently as a principal in its deal advisory group and serving as KPMG’s lead financial due diligence officer in Houston. Gibson’s prior experience also includes KPMG’s transaction services group in Frankfurt, Germany, and its audit department in London.

“We have no doubt Gareth’s expertise in FDD, particularly in business services, and his mastery of leveraging data and analytics will be of tremendous value to our global client base as we continue to build our TAS practice globally,” states Drew Koecher, global co-head of financial and valuation advisory services at Houlihan Lokey.