Job descriptionBusiness Unit: Corporate Finance Industry: GEN - General Overview Houlihan Lokey 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 The Houlihan Lokey Corporate Finance business has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, activist shareholder and takeover defense, and other related advisory services for a broad range of clients. In addition, we have the proven ability to engineer and execute financing solutions that are essential for growth and success and offer access to financing in the public and alternative capital markets through the issuance of debt, equity, or hybrid securities. In EMEA, we work with a wide spectrum of companies, from mid-market privately owned enterprises to large multinational organizations. With a growing EMEA platform with nearly 400 Corporate Finance bankers in offices across the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Sweden, Spain, Israel, the Netherlands, and Dubai, we have the breadth and targeted expertise to provide exceptional client service. Scope As a Graduate Financial Analyst, you will work on corporate finance engagements for companies within a sector-specific M&A team. The group's engagements principally include sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions. As a dedicated member of our transaction team, you will be responsible for supporting these assignments. You will work with a talented, dedicated staff of professionals who will give you broad exposure to the many different issues and concerns affecting companies and investors today. You will research and analyse financial statements, general economic conditions, industry-specific developments, acquisitions and divestitures, and investment attributes of publicly traded and private companies. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of capital raisings and financing structures. Houlihan Lokey provides a collegial, entrepreneurial work environment. We reward our Financial Analysts with substantial responsibilities, interaction with senior-level professionals, and live engagements. Requirements/Qualifications The ideal candidate will have: A strong academic track record from a highly regarded university – Winter 2023 or Summer 2024 graduation date Some exposure to the financial services industry, either via relevant internships, academic coursework, or demonstratable industry knowledge Strong quantitative and analytical skills with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail An understanding of valuation theory, methodologies and applications Strong quantitative, financial and analytical skills Proficient skill in Excel and PowerPoint Strong interpersonal skills Most importantly, we seek to attract dedicated, team-oriented candidates with a deep desire to win, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to work hard to achieve the highest standards of performance Openings Houlihan Lokey’s global industry coverage model brings sector-specific knowledge, experience, and relationships to every client we work with. Through our dedicated industry groups, we provide the focused expertise to help advance our clients’ visions. As such, Graduate Financial Analysts will be assigned to an M&A team with a sector-specific focus. These allocations will be made according to the business’ needs in the months preceding the start of the Graduate training program. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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