Houlihan Lokey is hiring 6 Month Internship - Financial Sponsors Group (July-,London

2019-05-22 HoulihanLokey Houlihan Lokey

6 Month Internship - Financial Sponsors Group (July-

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 www.hl.com.

Financial Sponsors Coverage Group

Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Sponsors Coverage Group is one of the broadest and deepest in the world, with 19 senior bankers dedicated to the Financial Sponsor community.  Our international team provides coverage to more than 800 Private Equity firms, 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 transaction expertise 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.

Coverage officer support includes, working closely with M&A sector 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 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 qualities and background including:

  • Strong academic track record and achieved or on track for a 2:1 or equivalent degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong quantitative, financial and analytical skills
  • A demonstrated interest in Financial Sponsors
  • Investment banking experience within either an M&A, generalist or Industry team or within Private Equity
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff in a fast-paced, demanding, but ultimately rewarding environment
  • An understanding of valuation theory, methodologies and applications
  • Strong Excel modelling skills, including LBO and DCF
  • An exceptionally strong work ethic 

Salary package: Competitive plus benefits

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