Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in financial restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, valuation, financial restructuring, 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 global restructuring advisor, the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 15 years, and the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, according to Thomson Reuters.
Financial Restructuring Group
Houlihan Lokey has the largest, most experienced worldwide financial restructuring practice of any investment banking firm, with approximately 190 restructuring professionals in offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In 2016, we worked on over 180 restructuring-related transactions on behalf of companies, their creditors and shareholders, and other constituents. Over the past decade, Houlihan Lokey has advised on over 1,000 restructuring transactions, with aggregate debt claims in excess of $2.0 trillion.
Our group employs an interdisciplinary approach to engagements and is accustomed to evaluating complex, highly leveraged situations in short time frames. We are also a recognized leader in achieving merger and acquisition transactions for distressed companies.
The Financial Restructuring Group is expanding and we are looking for an experienced Associate to be based in our London office. Associates in Financial Restructuring work on a variety of transactions within the group, including debtor- and creditor-side restructurings and distressed mergers and acquisitions.
The group offers a unique opportunity for associates to work on projects that provide exposure to a wide variety of financial advisory and investment banking products and industries. These services include:
Advising companies and stakeholders in out-of-court restructuring transactions
Provide advisory services in stressed and distressed situations
Participating in complex negotiations on behalf of our clients
Providing distressed M&A advisory
Advisory in relation to debt and equity raising in the context of stressed and distressed situations
Associates are typically members of deal teams comprising at least one managing director, vice president, associate, and financial analyst. You will:-
Prepare, analyze and help explain historical and projected financial information
Create financial models
Coordinate and perform business due diligence
Prepare confidential information memoranda, management presentations, marketing pitches and other presentations
Prepare preliminary valuation analysis, supporting discussions and negotiations with various stakeholders involved in the process
Lead the planning and execution of marketing engagements
Build relationships and maintain direct contact with clients and prospective clients and professional advisors
Supervise junior staff members
Assist in the marketing and planning of engagements
The environment at Houlihan Lokey is results-driven and entrepreneurial and, as such, rewards top performers with substantial responsibility and interaction with senior-level professionals and clients.
The following qualifications are required:
Have a strong academic track record and hold a 2:1 degree in accounting, economics and or finance
A demonstrated genuine interest in Financial Restructuring and/or in working on complex and large financial transactions
At least 5 years prior investment banking experience (restructuring or a leverage finance team) within a top tier investment bank or boutique
Have an understanding of valuation theory, methodologies and applications
Strong quantitative, financial and analytical skills
Strong LBO and DCF modelling skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
An exceptional strong work ethic
The candidate must be motivated and have the ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff in a rapidly changing, demanding, but ultimately rewarding environment.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
Internal Number: 4829158
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