Dane Houlahan joins Quercus Corporate Finance as Partner

April 1, 2022
Andrew Clegg

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce that Dane Houlahan has joined the firm as a Partner, with a focus on Business and Technology Services M&A as well as Built Environment transactions.

Dane previously held senior M&A positions in KPMG’s Corporate Finance business including UK Head of Business Services, Co-Head of Complex Real Estate and Head of the London and Home Counties region.  Over a 20+ year career, he has also worked with Zeus Capital, a capital markets and IPO boutique mid-cap investment bank, and Zenzic Capital, a specialist debt advisory firm.

He has significant experience providing strategic advice to both listed and unlisted companies, government and private equity.  Dane has advised on a large number of founder led disposals, often MBOs and is very well known to the mid-market PE community

Dane is a qualified lawyer and chairs several businesses within the Business Services and Built Environment sector which brings a unique operator / investor / industry perspective. These include being non-executive chair for construction group, Real Places, and housebuilder, Antler Homes.

Nick Standen, Quercus chairman said:

“I have known Dane for nearly 20 years and very few advisers can match the depth and breadth of his industry contacts. He has worked on some of the most important deals in Business Services and Real Estate over the past few years and I am confident that his relationships and experience will be of enormous value to our clients.”

Dane added:

“For me there is an ever-growing need in the mid-market for high quality independent advice. Quercus has offered business-owners a clear alternative to more established mid-market players for nearly a decade now, and their success speaks for itself. Business Services and Real Estate are key strategic investment areas for the firm and the partners are ambitious to grow further. Joining up with many of my previous senior colleagues and friends is a natural move I have wanted to do for some time. I am excited about working with the team to help further expand the franchise and range of clients we can serve.”  

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