Houlihan Lokey has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, activist shareholder and takeover defense, and other related advisory services for a broad range of U.S. and international clients. Our experience in M&A has earned us consistent recognition throughout the industry. In 2018, we were ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions.
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.
Houlihan Lokey’s Aerospace/Defense/Government (ADG) Group is part of the Industrials team and provides M&A advisory as well as capital raising, restructuring, and financial advisory services to leading aerospace, defense and government services companies. With approximately 30 investment bankers located in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., our ADG Group is among the largest of its kind on Wall Street and our clients include some of the industry’s most impressive companies.
As a financial analyst in the ADG Group, you will work on a variety of transactions that provide exposure to various investment banking services, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements of debt and equity, refinancing, and leveraged buyouts.
In the ADG Group, responsibilities include supporting new business development and investment banking engagements, including: (1) preparing, analyzing, and explaining historical and projected financial information; (2) coordinating and performing business due diligence; (3) preparing confidential information memoranda, management presentations, marketing pitches, and other presentations; (4) valuing companies and businesses; (5) assisting in the marketing and planning of engagements; and (6) building relationships and maintaining direct contact with clients, prospective clients, and professional advisors.
B.A./B.S.—Preferably in finance, accounting, business, or applied economics. The ideal candidate would have prior experience or a demonstrated interest in industries related to ADG, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. The environment at Houlihan Lokey is both collegial and entrepreneurial. Teamwork is essential to the firm’s success; at the same time, creativity and new ideas are encouraged. Financial analysts are given substantial responsibility and are encouraged to help us grow our business. The ideal candidate should be motivated, creative, outgoing, and possess strong skills in financial analysis. Candidates must have a strong knowledge of accounting and applied financial theory, keen analytical capabilities, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
One year of corporate finance, investment banking, or accounting experience recommended, and an exceptional work ethic is a must. No Class of 2019 or 2020 graduates, please.
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