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Houlihan Lokey has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, activist shareholder and takeover defense, and other related advisory services for a broad range of U.S. and international clients. Our experience in M&A has earned us consistent recognition throughout the industry. In 2021, we were ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions.

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.

Our Industrials Group had another record year and was once again ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. industrial transactions by Refinitiv in 2021. Over more than a decade, we have built one of the largest industrials groups on Wall Street. We cover the entire industrials market from a ground-up, subsector-specific model, with senior-level bankers dedicated to each of our primary coverage areas.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Group


Houlihan Lokey’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Group (ADG) is an integral part of the Global Industrial practice and provides M&A advisory as well as capital raising, restructuring, and financial advisory services to leading aerospace, defense and government services companies. With approximately 30 investment bankers located in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., our ADG Group is among the largest of its kind on Wall Street.


Job Description


As a Financial Analyst in ADG, you will be based in Los Angeles and work on a variety of transactions that provide exposure to various investment banking services, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements of debt and equity, restructuring and financial valuation. In addition to executing transactions, the ADG Group is responsible for providing industry-specific knowledge and expertise to current & new clients. As a member of our team, you will support in the development of industry intelligence and various supporting analyses.


As a Financial Analyst in ADG, your primary responsibilities will include the following:

·       Preparing, analyzing, and explaining historical and projected financial information

·       Coordinating and performing business due diligence

·       Preparing confidential information memoranda, management presentations, marketing pitches, and other presentations

·       Conducting research on sectors, companies and potential buyers

·       Performing valuation and other financial analyses to support current & prospective clients

·       Assisting in the marketing and planning of various transactions

·       Developing relationships and maintaining direct contact with clients, prospective clients, and professional advisors


Basic Qualifications


B.A./B.S.—Preferably in finance, accounting, business, or applied economics. The ideal candidate would have 1-2 years of investment banking, accounting or consulting experience, strong interest in the aerospace & defense or industrial technology sectors, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work in fast-paced environments in both team and independent settings. COVID vaccination required, subject to applicable state and federal law.

Preferred Qualifications


In addition, the ideal candidate would possess demonstrable experience in executing sell- and buy-side transactions, strong Excel and financial modeling skills, strong analytical abilities and knowledge of accounting & applied financial theory, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.


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.