Company Name: Houlihan Lokey
Job Industry: Banking
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: On-Site
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Job Description:

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s commitment to client success across its advisory services.


Houlihan Lokey is the No. 1 investment bank for global M&A transactions under $1 billion, the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past eight consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past nine consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 25 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.


Corporate Finance


Houlihan Lokey has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, activist shareholder and takeover defense, and other related advisory services for a broad range of U.S. and international clients. Our experience in M&A has earned us consistent recognition throughout the industry. In 2022, we were ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions.


Business Services

Houlihan Lokey’s Business Services Group offers M&A advisory, capital raising, valuation, and corporate restructurings to public and private companies. We work with companies providing professional and technology-related services across a number of end markets and regularly collaborate with other Houlihan Lokey industry and product groups to bring the highest level of knowledge, services, and relationships to our clients.


Our team covers a broad array of sectors, with bankers dedicated to each of our primary coverage areas. We maintain deep, senior-level relationships with major strategic and financial buyers of professional and technology-related services companies, as well as large, public, and private company thought leaders within the industry.


As one of the leading M&A advisors in our sector, we help open doors to opportunities—whether our clients are seeking a strategic or financial partner in a change-of-control or minority-investment transaction.


Job Description

Associates are primarily responsible for the creation and oversight of financial models, marketing materials, internal and external presentations, as well as performing research and various analyses in support of new business generation and the execution of M&A transactions. Associates are afforded meaningful responsibility and are generally members of four-person deal teams, comprising a Managing Director, Vice President, Associate, and Financial Analyst.


The Business Services team has particularly strong sector practices in the areas of Environmental Services, Training & Education, Transportation & Logistics, Marketing Services, IT Services, BPO Services, Information Services, Engineering & Construction, Testing, Inspection & Certification, and Rental Service. As part of our team, you will:

  • Prepare, analyze, and explain historical and projected financial information

  • Coordinate and perform business due diligence and execute M&A transactions

  • Prepare marketing materials, confidential information presentations, management presentations, and other presentations as needed

  • Perform valuation and ad hoc financial analyses

  • Assist in the marketing and execution of existing engagements

  • Build relationships and maintain direct contact with clients, prospective clients, and professional advisors

  • Communicate effectively with all members of the team, including the supervision and mentoring of junior staff members


The environment at Houlihan Lokey is both collegial and entrepreneurial. Teamwork is essential to the firm’s success. At the same time, creativity and new ideas are encouraged. Associates are given substantial responsibility and are encouraged to help us grow our business.


Basic Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of accounting and finance

  • Undergraduate degree

  • Prior Investment Banking analyst experience

  • Strong analytical/technical and qualitative abilities


Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • MBA degree is preferred

  • Strong financial and computer skills (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple project deliverables simultaneously

  • Extensive operational financial modeling and valuation experience

  • Hands-on M&A experience

  • Transaction experience in Business Services is a plus


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