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At a Glance


“Awesome, friendly coworkers and collegial work environment”

“Good deal flow and interesting work”

“A lot of responsibility”


“Sometimes long and unpredictable hours”

“Groups are often siloed in terms of work flow and interaction”

“Name recognition”

The Buzz

“Exceptional restructuring practice”

“Market leader”

“Strong middle market”

“Great in certain groups”

About Houlihan Lokey

Founded in 1972, investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey employs approximately 1,170 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 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 deals 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 main service lines: corporate finance (comprising mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and illiquid financial assets advisory), financial restructuring, and financial advisory services. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has additional U.S. offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Miami, and Washington, D.C. Its overseas offices are located in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Rome, Hong Kong, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, and Beijing. Most recently, it has opened an office in Dubai. 

In recent years, the firm has made several acquisitions. It acquired London-based advisory firm McQueen Limited in July 2015 and 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. In January 2017, Houlihan Lokey acquired intellectual property advisory firm Black Stone IP, which formed its Tech+IP Advisory practice. In the first half of 2018, Houlihan Lokey acquired the advisory firms Quayle Munro Limited and BearTooth Advisors.

Why Work Here

Our Culture at Houlihan Lokey

A career at Houlihan Lokey focuses on providing professionals with opportunities for long-term growth in a dynamic environment. We offer a strong combination of transaction expertise, strategic thinking, and market know-how that stimulates our financial staff to take initiative at each level of personal and professional development. In turn, we are able to achieve our primary objective: to structure and implement innovative solutions that deliver results for our clients.

Houlihan Lokey

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


Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: HLI
Stock Exchange: NYSE
CEO: Scott Beiser
2018 Employees (All Locations): 1,170

Major Office Locations

Los Angeles, CA
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Dallas, TX
Mclean, VA
Houston, TX
Miami, FL
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
London, United Kingdom
Paris, France
Frankfurt, Germany
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Madrid, Spain
Milan, France
Beijing, China
Hong Kong, China
Sydney, Australia
Tokyo, Japan