Houlihan Lokey is hiring Financial Analyst - Corporate Finance (Capital Markets),London

2020-03-13 HoulihanLokey Houlihan Lokey

Financial Analyst - Corporate Finance (Capital Markets)

Location: London
Experience Type: Experienced



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.


Capital Markets

Our Capital Markets Group operates within Corporate Finance/M&A and is one of the firm’s fastest growing practices. As trusted advisors, we have the proven ability to engineer and execute financing solutions that are essential for growth and success. We offer access to financing in the public and alternative capital markets through the issuance of debt, equity, or hybrid securities. The Capital Markets team maintains a deep and continuous dialogue with direct lenders, private equity sponsors and alternative credit investors and designs and implements structures to provide issuer clients to tap into this broad pool of investment strategies, in a broad range of carve-out, public take-over, private take-over and organic capital optimisation scenarios.

Our team is comprised of c. 35 professionals and provides clients with independent solutions free from conflicts of interest arising from credit extensions or proprietary investments. This dedicated team of financial professionals handles large, complex engagements and all aspects of capital raising to help maximize its clients’ financial flexibility over the long term. Thanks to our extensive relationships with alternative capital providers, we have the unique ability to raise customized capital for those situations where the public markets do not offer an attractive solution.

Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets team has decades of combined experience and a track record of successfully executed financings in a variety of market conditions. We work hand in hand with our M&A and Restructuring colleagues across sectors in a broad range of situations.



Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets Group in EMEA is a rapidly growing team, advising clients on the origination, structuring, and execution of private and public debt financings across numerous industries. Over the past several years the Europe-based team advised on financing transactions totalling c.€7 billion of commitments.

Analysts work on transactions providing exposure to various debt products and financing structures, such as bank debt/ senior loans, structured and asset-based credit, second-lien debt, unitranche debt, mezzanine debt and equity for a variety of situations, including growth capital, acquisition financing, refinancings and repricings, dividend recapitalizations, and special situations.



Our analysts are given a significant amount of responsibilities in deal management, interacting with investors

You will:

  • Work directly with a talented, dedicated staff of senior professionals who will give you broad exposure to the many different considerations affecting public and private debt and equity financings;
  • Assist with evaluating and structuring customized financing alternatives for clients;
  • Develop general corporate finance and valuation skills relevant to raising capital, while building a detailed understanding of key developments in the debt and equity capital markets; and
  • Be expected to interact professionally and take responsibility for managing senior clients such as private equity principals, company senior management and shareholders, and other professional advisors.

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 and achieved a 2:1 or equivalent degree, preferably in accounting, economics and/or finance
  • At least one year of relevant work experience in structured credit, working in a Structuring, ABS Trading or Structured Credit Risk team of a large bank, insurance company, or other large institutional lender or investor – actuarial backgrounds could also be considered
  • Some exposure to leveraged finance and/or high yield trading a plus
  • Proven strong LBO and DCF modelling skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and stakeholders, including senior decision makers
  • Understanding of valuation theory, methodologies, and applications a plus
  • Strong quantitative, financial, and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are essential
  • 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 independently in a fast-paced environment
  • An exceptional strong work ethic


Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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