Houlihan Lokey is hiring Summer Associate (Class of 2020),All Offices

Summer Associate (Class of 2020)

Location: All Offices
Experience Type: Campus


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 2017, we were ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions.

Financial Advisory Services

Over the past 40 years, Houlihan Lokey has established one of the largest worldwide financial advisory practices. Our transaction expertise and leadership in the field of valuation inspire confidence in the financial executives, boards of directors, special committees, retained counsel, investors, and business owners we serve. In 2017, Thomson Reuters ranked us the No. 1 U.S. M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years.

Our stability, integrity, technical leadership, and global capabilities make us a trusted advisor for clients worldwide, across a wide range of services, including: Transaction Opinions, Transaction Advisory Services, Forensic Services, Portfolio Valuation & Fund Advisory Services, Financial Consulting, and Tech+IP Advisory Services.

Financial Restructuring Group

Houlihan Lokey has the largest, most experienced worldwide financial restructuring practice of any investment banking firm, with nearly 200 professionals in offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, we worked on more than 150 restructuring-related transactions on behalf of companies, their creditors and shareholders, and other constituents. Houlihan Lokey has advised on more than 1,000 restructuring transactions, with aggregate debt claims in excess of $2.5 trillion. 

Our group employs an interdisciplinary approach to engagements and is accustomed to evaluating complex, highly leveraged situations in short timeframes. We are also a recognized leader in achieving merger and acquisition transactions for distressed companies.

Job Description

In Corporate Finance, a Summer Associate may work on a variety of transactions that provide exposure to various investment banking services and client industries. These services include mergers and acquisitions, private placements of debt and equity, refinancings, and leveraged buyouts. Throughout the summer, you will work with a highly talented and dedicated staff of professionals who will give you broad exposure to the many different issues and concerns affecting businesses today. You will research and analyze financial statements, general and industry-specific economic conditions and developments, acquisitions and divestitures, and various investment attributes of publicly traded and private securities companies. The environment at Houlihan Lokey is collegial and entrepreneurial and rewards Summer Associates with substantial responsibility and interaction with senior-level professionals.

As a Summer Associate in our Financial Advisory Services business, your primary activities will include presenting analyses and conclusions internally to review committees; designing and drafting deliverables; constructing and reviewing valuation and other financial models; performing financial statement, industry, and other quantitative and qualitative assessments; attending due diligence meetings; assisting with sales and marketing initiatives; and directing the efforts of Financial Analysts.

A Summer Associate in FR will work on a variety of transactions within the Financial Restructuring business, including creditor- and debtor-side restructurings and distressed M&A. The group offers a unique opportunity for Associates to work on a variety of projects that provide exposure to various financial advisory and investment banking products and industries. These services include debt and equity financings, distressed M&A advisory services, and special situation principal investing.


Teamwork is essential to the firm’s success. At the same time, creativity and new ideas are encouraged. Summer Associates are given substantial responsibility and are encouraged to help us grow our business. The ideal candidate should be motivated, creative, outgoing, and possess strong financial analysis skills. Candidates must have a strong knowledge of accounting and applied financial theory, keen analytical capabilities, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

MBA candidate; coursework in accounting and finance is highly recommended.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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