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Analyst/Associate, Board & Special Committee Advisory / Transaction Opinions - New York

Houlihan Lokey
New York City, New York, United States
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

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Full Time
Business Unit:

Financial and Valuation Advisory


TO - Transaction Opinions


Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory. Houlihan Lokey serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the Americas, 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. The firm is the No. 1 investment bank for global M&A transactions under $1 billion, the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past eight consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past nine consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 25 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.


Our Board & Special Committee Advisory group provides advice to board of directors and special committees in valuing complex businesses and securities, understanding and structuring critical transaction issues, advising on alternatives, and rendering transaction opinions. The group primarily focuses on complex situations, related-party transactions, and other corporate governance issues for board of directors and special committees.

As the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 25 years, Houlihan Lokey enjoys industry-leading credibility in transaction opinions. Our dedicated Transaction Opinions group delivers fairness, solvency, and valuation advisory services across a variety of situations, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures/spin-offs, SPACs/PIPEs, recapitalizations, restructurings, and activist shareholder situations.

Job Description

We are looking for an Analyst/Associate to be part of a dedicated team that focuses on complex analytics, financial models, and valuation - and works hand-in-hand with other teams within our firm (i.e., M&A, industry groups, etc.) to deliver investment banking services to clients. Our Analysts/Associates also work on stand-alone fairness, solvency, and transaction-based valuation opinions. Analysts/Associates support engagements and new business development by:

* Analyzing and explaining historical and projected financial information

* Performing business and financial due diligence

* Conducing industry and sub-sector research (analyst)

* Valuing companies, businesses, and securities

* Building complex financial models (e.g., to support negotiating/advocacy positions, assess cash flows of a company and/or value specific securities)

* Assisting (analyst) or preparing (associate) board/special committee presentations supporting advice and opinions

* Helping pitch engagements and participating in business development initiatives

* Building relationships and maintaining direct contact with current and prospective clients


* Prior investment banking, valuation, or related experience

* Advanced accounting, finance, financial modeling, and analytical abilities

* Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills (analyst)

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Experience managing analysts or other personnel (associate)

* Be an independent thinker and resourceful problem solver driven to succeed in a fast-paced environment

* Have a very strong work ethic, organizational skills, and ability to multi-task

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who possess:

* An undergraduate degree with academic distinction and/or a graduate degree

* At least one year (Analyst) and three years (Associate) of experience in financial services with at least one year of investment banking, valuation, or related experience

* A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff

Salary Range

Houlihan Lokey is committed to providing its employees with an exciting career opportunity and competitive total compensation package, which may include other components such as discretionary incentive compensation. The firm's good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible salary range for this role at the time of posting is:


Actual salary at the time of hire may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate's relevant qualifications, skills, and experience, as well as the service line and location where this position may be filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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