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2021 Summer Financial Analyst - Corporate Finance - Internship

Houlihan Lokey
London, UK
Closing date
17 Nov 2020

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Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. 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 rigour are hallmarks of the firm's commitment to client success across its advisory services.

Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, according to Thomson Reuters. For more information, please visit our website.

Corporate Finance

Our Corporate Finance business in Europe has expanded rapidly in recent years and now includes more than 175 bankers. Our European headquarters are in London with further offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Madrid and Milan. We currently offer advisory services within the following areas:

Mergers & Acquisitions

Houlihan Lokey has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, activist shareholder and takeover defence, and other related advisory services for a broad range of global clients. Our experience in M&A has earned us consistent recognition throughout the industry. In 2019, we were ranked in the Top 10 Most Active Global M&A Advisors as well as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions.

Capital Markets

Our Capital Markets Group is one of the firm's fastest growing practices. 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. In Europe, the team is growing rapidly, advising clients on the origination, structuring, and execution of private and public debt financings across numerous industries. Over the past several years the Europe-based team advised on financing transactions totalling c.€7 billion of commitments.

Private Funds

Our Private Funds Group provides strategic advisory and placement agency services to alternative investment managers globally. The team brings together extensive fundraising and in-house operating experience. Through this unique combination, we seek to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the fundraising process for general partners and provide tailored advice on the development and implementation of strategic initiatives designed to improve market positioning, investor relationships, and fundraising effectiveness over the longer term.


Summer Financial Analysts may work on transactions that provide exposure to a broad range of client industries and investment banking services. You will work with a talented, dedicated staff of professionals who will give you broad exposure to the many different issues and concerns affecting companies and investors today.

You will research and analyse financial statements, general economic conditions, industry-specific developments, acquisitions and divestitures, and investment attributes of publicly traded and private companies. You will also gain intimate knowledge of capital raisings and financing structures.

Houlihan Lokey provides a collegial, entrepreneurial work environment. We reward our Financial Analysts with substantial responsibilities, interaction with senior-level professionals, and live engagements.

  • Must be in your penultimate year of study at a highly regarded university - 2022 Graduation
  • Some knowledge or understanding of the financial services industry
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of valuation theory, methodologies and applications; strong financial and computer skills
  • Most importantly, we seek to attract dedicated, team-oriented candidates with a deep desire to win, a strong work ethic and a willingness to work hard to achieve the highest standards of performance


For the 2021 Summer Financial Analyst Class we have open positions within:
  1. M&A Sector Teams (currently 5 industry groups in Europe)
  2. Capital Markets Group
  3. Private Funds Group

Salary: Competitive.

Length: Summer Internship programme - 8 to 10 weeks.

Location: London.

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

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