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Summer Financial Analyst (Class of 2024) – Transaction Opinions




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 rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past six consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past seven consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.


Financial & Valuation and Advisory

Over the past 50 years, Houlihan Lokey has established one of the largest worldwide financial and valuation advisory practices. Our transaction expertise and leadership in the field of valuation inspire confidence in the financial executives, boards of directors, special committees, retained counsel, investors, and business owners we serve. In 2021, Refinitiv ranked us the No. 1 U.S. M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years. Our stability, integrity, technical leadership, and global capabilities make us a trusted advisor for clients worldwide, across a wide range of services, including the Transaction Opinions, Transaction Advisory Services, Corporate Valuation Advisory Services, Portfolio Valuation and Fund Advisory Services, Real Estate Valuation and Advisory Services, and Dispute Resolution Consulting practices.


Transaction Opinions

Whether our clients are looking to fulfill their fiduciary duties, mitigate risk, or determine corporate value, we are there throughout the transaction process to provide objective advice based on rigorous analysis and supported by written fairness, solvency and valuation opinions. We work on behalf of boards of directors, investors, trustees, and other corporate leaders to advise and issue opinions on a wide range of transactions.


Job Description

As a Summer Financial Analyst in the Transaction Opinion group, some of your responsibilities will include developing complex financial models and analyzing financial statements, industry conditions and developments, acquisitions and divestitures, and various investment attributes of publicly traded and privately held securities. You will also have an opportunity to participate in our firm’s marketing efforts. Throughout the summer, you will work closely with a highly talented, experienced, and dedicated staff of professionals who will give you broad exposure to a wide range of industries and highly complex transactions, as well as senior officers within our firm.


Basic Qualifications


  • A B.A./B.S./B.B.A. candidate—Finance, Accounting, Business, or Applied Economics
  • Coursework in accounting and finance
  • A fundamental understanding of valuation theory, methodologies, and applications
  • COVID vaccination required, subject to applicable state and federal law


Preferred Qualifications


  • Strong analytical abilities and financial and computer skills (Excel in particular)
  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff
  • 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.