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Vice President - Corporate Finance (Technology)

Houlihan Lokey
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Closing date
Mar 16, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Unit:
Corporate Finance
TECH - Technology


Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory. Houlihan Lokey serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the Americas, 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. The firm is the No. 1 investment bank for global M&A transactions under $1 billion, the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past eight consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past nine consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 25 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.

** In Germany, Houlihan Lokey operates through three separate entities (Houlihan Lokey (Europe) GmbH, Houlihan Lokey GmbH, Houlihan Lokey Germany AG) , none of which are credit/financial services institutions for the purposes of the German Banking Act. Houlihan Lokey (Europe) GmbH is a German MiFID investment firm subject to the German Securities Institutions Act and regulated by BaFin and Bundesbank. **

Corporate Finance

The Houlihan Lokey Corporate Finance business has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, activist shareholder and takeover defence, and other related advisory services for a broad range of clients. In addition, we have the proven ability to engineer and execute financing solutions that are essential for growth and success and offer access to financing in the public and alternative capital markets through the issuance of debt, equity, or hybrid securities.

In EMEA, we work with a wide spectrum of companies, from mid-market privately owned enterprises to large multinational organizations. With a growing EMEA platform with nearly 400 Corporate Finance professionals in offices across the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Sweden, Spain, Israel, and the Netherlands we have the breadth and targeted expertise to provide exceptional client service.


The Houlihan Lokey Technology Team is recognized as a global leader in providing high-quality, relationship-based advice to clients across the broader technology space. We have an extensive track record of working with both domestic and international clients and delivering creative, effective, and successful outcomes based on our deep understanding of our clients, their business models, and the markets in which they operate. In 2021, our team was ranked the No.1 M&A advisor for all global Technology transactions. With a team of more than 220 professionals globally, and c. 100 across Europe, it is a very exciting time to join the team.


As a Vice President in the Technology team, you support new business development and advisory engagements. Vice Presidents work on a variety of transactions that provide exposure to various advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements of debt and equity, refinancing's and leveraged buyouts.

In addition to executing transactions, the Technology team is responsible for providing industry-specific knowledge and expertise to the firm. As a member of our team, you will utilize your industry experience and analysis to support this effort, including evaluating financial statements, general economic and industry developments, acquisitions and divestitures, and various attributes of publicly traded and private securities.

The environment at Houlihan Lokey is collegial and entrepreneurial and, as such, rewards staff with substantial responsibility and interaction with senior-level professionals and clients. Vice Presidents are given substantial responsibility and are encouraged to help us grow our business.

Requirements / Qualifications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in BOTH German and English
  • 7-11 years experience in advisory / Corporate Finance (M&A, Leverage Finance or an Industry team).
  • Strong execution experience on end-to-end deals (closed deal experience)
  • Specific experience, including completion of sell sides mandates, in the Technology sector preferable
  • Demonstrated experience managing and mentoring Analysts and Associates
  • Develop and review financial models including database systems
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and applied financial theory
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Assist in leading discussions with senior client executives and target management
  • Assist in initiating and extending group marketing and client development efforts
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to grow our business and act entrepreneurially
  • Motivated, creative, outgoing and possess strong skills in financial analysis
  • Keen analytical abilities
  • Develop professional network and relationships with firm, client and target professionals
  • Management skills in supervising and training staff
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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