Associate - Corporate Finance - Illiquid Financial Assets

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • 16 Apr 19

The Illiquid Financial Assets practice within our Financial Institution Group is seeking a Financial Analyst to join the team in the London office. You will be actively involved in transaction-oriented work for our clients, including bank recapitalizations, M&A and buyers, sellers and managers of portfolios across a broad range of financial assets. You will work with a talented, dedicated staff of professionals who will give you broad exposure to the many different issues and concerns facing global markets today

Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Institutions Group was ranked as the #1 M&A advisor to the specialty finance industry in 2016 and cumulatively over the last 10 years, according to SNL Financial based on number of deals.

Scope:

As an Associate you are an instrumental members of the deal teams, which typically comprise a combination of a Managing Director, Vice President, Associate, and Financial Analyst. Associates are expected to have strong intellectual curiosity and problem solving abilities that will be rewarded with challenging work and a high level of responsibility in return. Associates work across all industry verticals within Financial Services and will be afforded the opportunity to obtain a very diverse understanding of the Financial Institution landscape. 

The environment at Houlihan Lokey is collegial and entrepreneurial, and as such rewards Financial Analysts with substantial responsibility and interaction with senior-level professionals.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare, analyze and help explain historical and projected financial information
  • Work on a variety of transactions that provide exposure to various investment banking services, including M&A, private placements of debt and equity, refinancing and leveraged buyouts
  • Create financial models
  • Coordinate and perform business due diligence
  • Prepare confidential information memoranda, management presentations, marketing pitches and other presentations
  • Value companies and businesses
  • Lead the planning and execution of marketing engagements
  • Build relationships and maintain direct contact with clients and prospective clients and professional advisors
  • Supervise junior staff members in financial analyses
  • Assist in the marketing and planning of engagements
  • Develop relevant general FIG Corporate Finance and Illiquid Financial Assets skills

Qualifications / Requirements

  • You will be currently working as an Associate in an Investment Bank
  • 5+ years of prior experience in Investment Banking (FIG or IFA team)
  • Additional experience in Financial Institutions or Illiquid Financial Assets teams
  • Have a strong academic track record and a degree in accounting, economics and or finance
  • Demonstrated modelling skills
  • An understanding of valuation theory, methodologies and applications
  • Strong quantitative, financial and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

The candidate must be motivated and have the ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff in a rapidly changing, demanding, but ultimately rewarding environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V