Houlihan Lokey, an investment bank, has hired David Villa as a managing director covering specialty finance companies and depositories.

Mr. Villa will work with Houlihan Lokey to cover specialty finance companies and depositories. He joins from Credit Suisse’s financial institutions group, where he was tasked with the origination and execution of M&A transactions and capital markets financings for specialty finance, depositories, and fintech clients.

“We’re excited to add an officer with David’s breadth of experience to our market-leading specialty finance practice,” said Jeffrey M. Levine, global head of Houlihan Lokey’s financial services group. “Throughout his career, David has assisted clients of all stripes in numerous sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions and LBOs as well as private placements, debt financings, and equity offerings. This depth of expertise will be invaluable to our consumer and commercial finance clients as they navigate the opportunities and challenges in today’s markets.”