Vice President - Corporate Finance - Data & Analytics

Houlihan Lokey
London, UK
15 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Houlihan Lokey's Data & Analytics Group is a global team and recognized leader in providing high-quality, relationship-based advice to clients whose businesses offer data and analytics solutions. We have an extensive track record of working with both domestic and international clients and delivering creative, effective, and successful outcomes based on our deep understanding of our clients, their business models, and the markets in which they operate. With a team of 45 bankers with extensive sector expertise, we have closed in excess of 60 transactions over the last three years.

Given the reach and breadth of data and analytics, our clients operate across a range of end markets, including: B2B Information, Energy & Commodities, Fintech & Financial Information, GRC, Legal & Regulatory, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical, Information Technology, Insurance, Media & Marketing Communications, Real Estate, Research & IP, Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics and many more.


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. Vice Presidents are given substantial responsibility and are encouraged to help us grow our business. Vice Presidents work on transactions that provide exposure to various investment banking services, including M&A, private placements of debt and equity, refinancings, and leveraged buyouts.


As a Vice President, you will:-

  • Work on a variety of transactions that provide exposure to various investment banking services, including M&A, private placements of debt and equity, refinancings and leveraged buyouts
  • Prepare, analyze and help explain historical and projected financial information
  • Coordinate and perform business due diligence and execute M&A transactions
  • Prepare confidential information memoranda, management presentations, marketing pitches and other presentations
  • Value companies and businesses
  • Assist in the marketing and planning of engagements
  • Build relationships and maintain direct contact with clients, prospective clients and professional advisors

Requirements / Qualifications

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:

  • You will have a strong academic track record and achieved a 2:1 or equivalent degree
  • MBA is highly recommended
  • 7+ years of Investment Banking experience within either an M&A, generalist or Industry team
  • Experience/knowledge in the Technology, Media and Telecoms sector will be favourably regarded
  • Fundamental understanding of financial valuation methodologies, and applications
  • Advanced Financial modelling and analytical abilities; Strong LBO and DCF modelling skills
  • Must have the ability to lead transactions with minimal supervision and handle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Assist in leading discussions with senior client executives and target management
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Understanding of financial statements analysis with the ability to work through key assumptions, implicit caveats, and limitations
  • Assist in initiating and extending group marketing and client development efforts
  • Develop professional network and relationships with firm, client and target professionals
  • Management skills in supervising and training staff
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are essential
  • Strong knowledge of Excel
  • Independent thinker and resourceful problem solver driven to succeed
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills and ability to multitask is crucial
  • Motivated and demonstrated 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

About Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey is a global investment bank with expertise in M&A, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. The firm serves an array of corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. In 2018, we were ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions.

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