Vice President - Financial Advisory Services (Transaction and Fund Opinions) Vice President - Financial Advisory Services  …

Houlihan Lokey
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Jan 20
Houlihan Lokey
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Jan 20
As the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, Houlihan Lokey enjoys industry-leading credibility in transaction opinions. Our Transaction Opinions group delivers fairness, solvency and valuation advisory services across a variety of situations including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures/spin-offs, recapitalisations, restructurings and activist shareholder situations. We provide advice to boards of directors, special committees and other constituents in valuing complex businesses and securities, understanding critical transaction issues, considering alternatives and rendering transaction opinions. Similarly our dedicated Fund Opinions group provides such services to the world’s leading asset managers.

We assist our fund clients with complex affiliate transactions by delivering fairness and valuation advisory services across a variety of transaction structures and asset classes. 

We are looking for a Vice President to join our Financial Advisory Services team in London with a focus on both Transaction Opinions and Fund Opinions, whilst supporting the London FAS practice as needed.  You will have the opportunity to focus on assignments across Europe and the Middle East and also work closely with our New York-based team. 


Our Vice Presidents drive complex analytics, financial models and valuation analyses, oversee the work of our Associates and Financial Analysts, and interface directly with our clients. Vice Presidents support engagements and new business development by:


  • Acting as a project manager on multiple simultaneous client projects
  • Analyzing and explaining historical and projected financial information;
  • Performing business and financial due diligence;
  • Valuing companies, businesses and securities;
  • Directing our Associates and Financial Analysts in the construction of complex financial models, financial analyses and client presentations;
  • Preparing board/special committee presentations supporting advice and opinions;
  • Helping pitch engagements and participating in business development initiatives; and
  • Building relationships and maintaining direct contact with current and prospective clients.



  • The ideal candidate would possess the following qualities and background:
  • At least six years of experience in financial services with at least three year of investment banking, valuation or related experience;
  • Advanced accounting, finance, financial modeling and analytical abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience managing associates, analysts or other personnel
  • Be an independent thinker and resourceful problem solver driven to succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Have a very strong work ethic, organisational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Additional consideration will be given to candidates who possess:
  • An undergraduate degree with academic distinction and/or a graduate degree;
  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff


Over the past 40 years, Houlihan Lokey has established one of the largest worldwide Financial Advisory Services (FAS) 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. Our stability, integrity, technical leadership, and global capabilities make us a trusted advisor for clients worldwide, across a wide range of services, including Transaction Opinions, Transaction Advisory Services, Tax & Financial Reporting Valuation, Portfolio Valuation & Fund Advisory Services, Real Estate Valuation & Advisory Services, Dispute Resolution Consulting, and Tech+IP Advisory.


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 ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, according to Thomson Reuters.


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