Mr. Karnik is a member of Houlihan Lokey’s Industrials Group, focusing on industrial technology. His coverage of industrial technology companies in the mid-cap spans over two decades, with current coverage focus on water technology and solutions and industrial informatics and Infratech.
During his career, Mr. Karnik has advised both public and private companies on a broad range of transactions, including sellside and buyside M&A, corporate divestitures, joint ventures, and growth equity private placements for both institutionally owned and founder-family-led companies. His noteworthy clients include Evoqua, AquaTech International, Saur Group, XPV Water Partners, EnviroTech Chemical Services, Inc., Veolia among others.
Prior to rejoining Houlihan Lokey in 2022, Mr. Karnik was Co-Head of the Industrial Technology Group at Capstone Partners. Earlier, he was Vice President at Duff & Phelps and Houlihan Lokey.
Mr. Karnik serves on the Board of Aqua Membrane, which is marketing 3D printed membrane technology. He also supports Vanarai, whose mission is to increase water supply, biodiversity, and village life for rural, water-starved, and impoverished villages in India.
Mr. Karnik holds a B.S. from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.