Houlihan Lokey at a Glance


  • “Wonderful culture, like a family—the environment is night and day better than any other investment bank”
  • “Great deal flow, and you get to work on very interesting deals”
  • “Great senior people to learn from”


  • “At the end of the day it’s an investment banking firm, so long hours and being glued to one’s email are the norm”
  • “Steep learning curve”
  • “Time devoted to marketing”

The Buzz

  • “Restructuring group is good”
  • “Doesn’t work on large deals”
  • “Never heard of them”
  • “Good culture”

About Houlihan Lokey

Founded in 1972, investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey employs approximately 1,000 people worldwide. Although it's best known as a middle-market advisor and restructuring house, Houlihan Lokey also serves large public corporations and small private companies. Its financial restructuring division has risen to prominence in recent years-Houlihan Lokey's teams have worked on some of the world's biggest bankruptcy proceedings, including those of CIT Group, Lehman Brothers, WorldCom, General Motors, Enron, and Conseco. On August 13, 2015, the bank became a public company, listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HLI. 

Underscoring its prowess in the deal markets, Houlihan was ranked No. 1 in announced U.S. M&A deal volume for deals under $5 billion, No. 1 globally in restructuring, and the No. 1 M&A fairness opinion advisor in the U.S. Led by CEO Scott Beiser, Houlihan Lokey operates through four main service lines: corporate finance (comprising mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and illiquid financial assets advisory), financial restructuring, financial advisory services, and, most recently, strategic consulting, following the acquisition of Bridge Strategy Group in January 2015. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has additional U.S. offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Miami, Newport Beach, and Washington, D.C. Its overseas offices are located in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Sydney, Tokyo, and Beijing. Through its investment in India-based Avista Advisory, the firm also serves clients in Singapore and Mumbai. In 2015, the firm made some key acquisitions in its buildup to filing for an IPO, agreeing to acquire London-based advisory firm McQueen Limited in July, and acquiring New York-based advisory firm MESA Securities in June.

Houlihan Lokey

10250 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 553-8871
Fax: (310) 553-2173


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: HLI
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO: Scott Beiser
  • 2015 Employees: 1,000

Major Office Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York, NY
  • Dallas, TX
  • Mclean, VA
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Paris, France
  • Frankfurt, Germany
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