* Robert Hyer joins from Greenhill to head group
* Bruce Urbanek also joins group
NEW YORK, March 10 (Reuters) - Investment bank Houlihan Lokey said on Wednesday veteran dealmaker Robert Hyer joined the firm from Greenhill & Co (GHL.N) to head a new practice focusing on companies in the financial technology industry.
Hyer’s deals include advising private equity firm KKR [KKR.UL] on its $27 billion acquisition of First Data, and Ceridian in its proxy defense and $5.2 billion sale to TH Lee [THL.UL], it said.
Hyer also spent nine years at Citigroup, where he established the bank’s global electronic services group, it said. (Reporting by Paritosh Bansal)