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Why Houlihan Lokey for Investment Banking? / Overview of Houlihan Lokey


Overview


Houlihan Lokey is a middle market investment bank providing advisory, restructuring, and transaction opinion services. Houlihan Lokey has built a very strong reputation in restructuring and has worked on some of the industry's largest restructuring transactions. Since its inception in 1988, Houlihan's restructuring team advised on more than 1,500 restructuring transactions with debt claims exceeding $3T.


Houlihan Lokey has advised major parties on 12 of the 15 largest bankruptcies in the U.S.



Houlihan Lokey Transactions


Houlihan was named 2021's Bank of the Year for Restructuring services.


Houlihan Lokey Overview


Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Houlihan Lokey, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment banking group has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention


We articulate how you can answer this question thoughtfully in our Investment Banking Course. We also cover all technical and qualitative information you need to get a top investment banking offer.



Big 3 Qualitative Questions




Selected Transaction


Houlihan Lokey advised KKR on the sale of portfolio company Minnesota Rubber and Plastics to engineering firm Trelleborg Sealing.

  • Transaction Description: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions US, Inc. signed an agreement to acquire Quadion LLC from KKR Americas Fund XII LP, managed by KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE:KKR).

  • Transaction Value: US$950M

  • Transaction Date: Announced August 2022

  • Press Release


Houlihan Lokey Transaction


Fact Sheet


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  • Company Name: Houlihan Lokey

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

  • Bank Category: Middle Market

  • Ticker: NYSE:HLI

  • Founded: 1972

  • Employees: 2,200

  • Chief Operating Officer: Scott Beiser

  • Headquarters: Los Angeles, USA


Resources


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Houlihan Lokey Salary


Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for a Financial Analyst at Houlihan Lokey is $65k - $130k.