Houlihan Lokey is hiring 6 Month Internship – Financial Sponsors Group (January – July 2019),London

6 Month Internship – Financial Sponsors Group (January – July 2019)

Location: London
Experience Type: Campus


Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of our commitment to client success across our advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, according to Thomson Reuters. For more information, please visit our website.

Financial Sponsors Coverage Group

Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Sponsors Coverage Group is one of the broadest and deepest in the world, with 16 senior bankers dedicated to the sponsor’s community. Our international team provides coverage to more than 750 private equity firms and 200 hedge funds and 100 family offices located in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. The group’s mandate is to provide best-in-class advice to private equity firms, hedge funds and other sources of alternative capital on mergers and acquisitions, valuations and capital structures.  Our clients value our independence, analytical rigor and deal savvy in various advisory functions, including:

  • Selling companies to and for financials sponsors,
  • Arranging debt and equity financings for their portfolio companies,
  • Advising on complex financial restructurings and liability management issues,
  • Rendering fairness and solvency opinions for the boards of directors of portfolio companies

Job Description

Financial Analysts work with experienced senior coverage officers both to provide business unit analytics and coverage officer support on client initiatives.

Business unit analytics include analysing the financial performance of the group on a monthly and quarterly basis, analysing the firm’s level of success selling its different products to financial sponsors, preparing presentations for meetings with product group heads and our Board of Directors, and organizing and monitoring new product introductions and calling programs.

Coverage officer support includes, working closely with M&A and restructuring deal teams to coordinate new deal introductions to our group, attending internal and external meetings and conference calls and preparing ad hoc reports, analyses, and marketing materials.

The environment at Houlihan Lokey is collegial and entrepreneurial, and as such, rewards Financial Analysts with substantial responsibility and interaction with senior-level professionals. Financial Analysts can expect substantial personal interaction one-on-one with Managing Directors and other senior-level bankers.

Qualifications required

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualities and background:

  • A strong academic track record and achieved or on track for a 2:1 or equivalent degree in accounting, economics and or finance
  • Have an understanding of valuation theory, methodologies and applications
  • Good LBO and DCF modelling skills
  • Strong quantitative, financial and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are essential
  • A demonstrated interest in Financial Sponsors
  • Investment banking experience within either an M&A, generalist or Industry team is preferred
  • You must be motivated and have the ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff in a rapidly changing, demanding, but ultimately rewarding environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • An exceptional strong work ethic  
  • Salary package: Competitive plus benefits








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