Houlihan Lokey at a Glance

Uppers

  • “Great culture and great, smart colleagues
  • “Challenging, interesting work and a lot of client exposure”
  • “High quality deal flow”
  • “Good work/life balance”

Downers

  • “Unpredictable hours sometimes”
  • “Learning curve is quite steep”
  • “Sometimes the expectations are nearly impossible to meet”

The Buzz

  • “Best restructuring banker”
  • “Great in restructuring, not so great in other areas”
  • “Well-positioned for energy downturn”
  • “Not well known”

About Houlihan Lokey

Founded in 1972, investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey employs approximately 1,200 people worldwide. Although it's best known as an advisor to mid-cap companies 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 is currently ranked No. 1 in announced M&A deal volume for all U.S. deals, 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, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Rome, 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, Houlihan Lokey continued its impressive growth trajectory, and made some key acquisitions, agreeing to acquire London-based advisory firm McQueen Limited in July 2015, and acquiring New York-based advisory firm MESA Securities in June 2015.  In addition, the firm announced in November 2015 that that it had acquired the investment banking operations of Leonardo & Co. in Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain, and had become a minority partner in a joint venture with the management team of Leonardo in Italy.

Houlihan Lokey

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

Stats

  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: HLI
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO: Scott Beiser
  • 2016 Employees: 1,171

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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