Mr. Browne is Co-Head of European Corporate Finance at Houlihan Lokey, working with all industry teams as well as the Finance Sponsors and Capital Markets groups. In addition, he is Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Consumer, Food & Retail Group in Europe. His original area of specific expertise is in the food & beverage sector, where he has advised on more than 180 completed transactions.
Mr. Browne was previously CEO of McQueen, the London-based investment bank focused on the consumer sectors, which he co-founded in 2002. McQueen grew to be one of the most successful M&A advisors to the European consumer sector prior to its acquisition by Houlihan Lokey in 2015. Prior to McQueen, Mr. Browne co-founded the Consumer M&A team at HSBC (1999-2002) and was CEO of HSBC Investment Bank in India (1996-1999).
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London in 1988 and joined HSBC in 1992.