Houlihan Lokey is hiring 3 Month Internship - Corporate Finance (ECM advisory),London

2020-01-17 HoulihanLokey Houlihan Lokey

3 Month Internship - Corporate Finance (ECM advisory)

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, 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 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.


Equity Capital Market Advisory


The Equity Capital Markets (ECM) Advisory practice provides truly independent (i.e. free from potential investor-client or lending conflicts) expert advice to help clients maximise value through their IPO or sell down process whilst reducing risk. Our advice spans the full transaction process, from early stage planning, business plan reviews and equity story development to bank syndicate selection, overall transaction management, marketing strategy and tactics, valuation and the allocation of shares to the right investors. We add value on the full range of public equity transactions e.g. IPOs, capital raises for listed clients, sell-downs and demergers. The team has recently launched and is in an exciting start up mode. Members of the team have raised over $70bn in equity for clients in either bookrunner or adviser roles, including leading advice on 15 successful IPOs in the last c.5 years and numerous dual track situations.


The team sits within the broader Capital Markets Group which is comprised of c.40 professionals globally providing independent solutions and access to alternative capital providers, where appropriate, to help maximise clients’ financial flexibility over the long term.


The Role


Our ECM Advisory Team is looking to add an Intern in our London office. As an Intern in this team, you will have the chance to work directly with a Managing Director in an entrepreneurial role supporting the build out of a new ECM advisory service. 


Your role will include:-

  • Preparing materials and analysis to support board level advice given on key decisions (go / no go, valuation, investor targeting & allocations)
  • Helping CEOs & CFOs to communicate their equity story to potential investors
  • Working closely with the client and other advisers to ensure all work streams are progressed as effectively as possible
  • Staying well informed of the equity markets to produce materials and updates for clients
  • Being part of a joint team with sector M&A colleagues to help clients’ manage dual track exit processes
  • Identifying and tracking potential ECM Advisory business opportunities
  • Preparing marketing materials to help win new business and differentiate the team


The environment at Houlihan Lokey is collegial and entrepreneurial, and, as such, rewards junior bankers with substantial responsibility and interaction with senior-level professionals.




The ideal candidate would possess the following qualities and background:

  • You will have a strong academic track record with at least a 2:1 or equivalent degree
  • experience within an Equity Capital Markets or Equity Advisory team (equity syndicate exposure is particularly sought after)
  • Knowledge of the equity raising options available to private & public companies; experience of the IPO process in Europe would be advantageous
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the different valuation methodologies used by investors and the research analyst community    
  • Ability to produce timely market updates and analysis  
  • An demonstrable understanding of the different types of investors and investing styles including experience in producing shareholder register analysis and investor targeting materials
  • Familiarity with the following information providers: Bloomberg, Factset, Dealogic, Refinitiv (Thomson Reuters) / IFR 
  • Genuine passion for financial markets, particularly equity markets  
  • Good interpersonal skills / ability to deal with clients, other advisers and colleagues  
  • Excellent work ethic, attention to detail and the ability to independently produce materials of a high standard


Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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