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

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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 1,700 restructuring transactions with debt claims exceeding $3.5T.

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

Houlihan Lokey Transactions

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: 2,500

  • Chief Operating Officer: Scott Beiser

  • Headquarters: Los Angeles, USA


Houlihan Lokey Glassdoor

Houlihan Lokey Salary

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


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