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Locations:                            London, UK

time type:                           Full time

job requisition id:             R0341

Business Unit::                  Corporate Finance

Industry::                            OTH – Other


Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory. 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 the No. 1 investment bank for all global M&A transactions, the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past seven consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past eight consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.

Corporate Finance

The Houlihan Lokey Corporate Finance business has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, activist shareholder and takeover defense, and other related advisory services for a broad range of clients. In addition, we have the proven ability to engineer and execute financing solutions that are essential for growth and success and offer access to financing in the public and alternative capital markets through the issuance of debt, equity, or hybrid securities. Our experience in M&A has earned us recognition throughout the industry. In 2021, we were once again ranked the No.1 M&A advisor for in the US and the No. 1 investment bank for all global M&A transactions.

In EMEA, we work with a wide spectrum of companies, from mid-market privately owned enterprises to large multinational organizations. With a growing EMEA platform with nearly c.370 Corporate Finance bankers in offices across the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Sweden, Spain, Israel, Dubai and the Netherlands, we have the breadth and targeted expertise to provide exceptional client service.

Financial Restructuring

Houlihan Lokey has the largest and most experienced global financial restructuring practice of any investment-banking firm, with over 280 professionals in offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Houlihan Lokey has advised on more than 1,400 restructuring transactions, with aggregate debt claims in excess of $3.0 trillion.

Our group employs an interdisciplinary approach to engagements and is accustomed to evaluating and advising on complex, highly leveraged situations in short time frames. We are also a recognised leader in advising on distressed M&A transactions.

Program Information

Our 5-day Spring Insight Week program is designed for students graduating in 2025, who are interested in a career in investment banking. You will have the opportunity to learn about both our Corporate Finance (M&A) and Financial Restructuring businesses, in order to help you decide which career route you are most passionate about. No matter what subject you are studying at university, this program is designed to give you exposure to the life you could lead working in a dynamic, diverse, and international firm.

The program will also include opportunities for you to:

  • Learn about Houlihan Lokey, and investment banking more broadly, from our bankers
  • Hear from senior business leaders about their roles and how their teams are developing
  • Shadow junior bankers in both businesses, to learn more about their day-to-day responsibilities
  • Attend practical technical and soft skills workshops
  • Showcase your problem-solving abilities by presenting case studies to senior business leaders
  • Network and attend a social event with a wide variety of bankers

If you think you have found your calling in our Corporate Finance or Financial Restructuring teams, this could even lead to a long-term career with Houlihan Lokey. In the case that you demonstrate the right skills and motivation during the Spring Insight Week, you may be fast-tracked to the Assessment Centre for our 2024 Summer Financial Analyst internship programs.

Requirements / Qualifications

This program is intended for UK-based students graduating in 2025. The ideal candidate will also possess the following:

  • Some knowledge of or exposure to investment banking, either via academic work or independent research
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate independently but also work in a team
  • Proactive and performance-driven

Application Process

To be considered for this program, you must upload a document (instead of a cover letter, in addition to your CV) that answers the following:

  • Why are you interested in investment banking?
  • What excites you about Houlihan Lokey and our Spring Insight Week program?
  • Tell us an interesting or fun story about yourself

Please keep each of these three answers to 250 words maximum.

To be eligible for this programme, you must be attending university in the UK or Ireland and available to work full-time in London from April 17-21, 2023.

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.


About Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey is a leading global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation.

We operate in 17 countries and are recognized as the No. 1 Investment Bank for all global M&A transactions* as well as the No. 1 Global Investment Banking Restructuring Advisor*.

*Source: Refinitiv