I was doing research into Houlihan Lokey. Not only are they the number 1 M&A firm but they are involved in all sorts of things. I really can't believe one of their top dogs joined this company's board. It looks like our guy must be pretty respected to be personally involved in trying to help with the Ireland debt situation. So they now have Don Stout on board one of the baddest patent lawyers ever to walk the earth, a top dog at a top investment bank who is personally brought in to help a global economic crisis and George Munoz who is the former presidential appointed Assistant Treasury Secretary of the United States. Man I've never seen this many powerful people involved with a $3 stock in all my years.
Thank you to all of you. Nice & informative posts. I will guess no major announcement, as far as someone buying, will not occur until the first quarter of 2012 to avoid the taxes issues for this year. I can't estimate agme's value like others here; but $ 10 will be nice since my cost average is about 3.80 a share. Hang on
Mr. Purcell is a Senior Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s London office. As the Head of International Financial Advisory Services, he manages valuation, financial advisory, and opinion services for clients involved in domestic and cross-border transactions. He has more than two decades of experience in the financial services and advisory industry, has been involved in providing fairness and solvency (capital adequacy) opinions on numerous U.S. and European transactions, and has technical expertise on financial due diligence, strategic business valuation, financial restructurings and divestitures.
Mr. Purcell has significant experience with the valuation of securitized vehicles and structured investment vehicles (SIVs), and has advised numerous hedge fund and private equity sponsors on the valuation of their portfolio assets. He has structured, negotiated and closed complex financial and capital transactions in many industries, including transportation, financial services, telecommunications, energy, aviation, consumer products and industrial products.
Mr. Purcell has taught business valuation of privately held companies at Northwestern University and is a frequent speaker on valuation, capital markets and other financial issues.
Mr. Purcell holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Florida and earned his M.B.A., with concentrations in finance and statistics, from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD), the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG). He is also a member of the Valuation Special Interest Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), the Society of Share and Business Valuers and the Business Valuation Association. He is an approved person registered with the U.K.’s Financial Services Authority (FSA), and in the United States he is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Representative (Series 7 and 63) and a Limited Representative – Investment Banking (Series 79).