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6-Month Off-Cycle Internship - Corporate Finance

Houlihan Lokey
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
Apr 22, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Unit:
Corporate Finance
CM - Capital Markets Group


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.

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 450 Corporate Finance bankers 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.

Capital Markets Advisory

Our Capital Markets Group operates within Corporate Finance and provides advice and financing placement skills to private equity, corporate clients and family-owned businesses. The team is now c.50 people across debt and equity and located in Dubai, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, and Manchester. As trusted advisors, we have the proven ability to engineer and execute financing solutions that are essential for growth and success and the preservation of value. The team has decades of combined experience and a track record in Europe of closing between 50 and 100 financing transactions a year. We advise on and arrange financings with a broad spectrum ranging from €20m to €2 bn.

Our team is an advisory only practice hence provides clients with pragmatic and independent solutions without typical balance sheet related conflicts of interest. This dedicated team of financial professionals handles a wide range of engagements encompassing leveraged buyouts, refinancings, recapitalizations, growth and strategic investment capital, loan amendments, and liability management.


This internship is an excellent opportunity to work alongside investment bankers in a stimulating environment on various M&A, growth equity and private credit advisory assignments for clients in various industries.

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job training. Throughout your internship you will get similar levels of exposure as a first-year analyst, assisting in the preparation of materials for clients and conducting market, industry, and company analyses. Furthermore, you will gain experience in financial modelling, valuation analyses, and supporting the due diligence processes.


  • Verbal and written fluency in English is required, with Arabic language skills desirable
  • Completing or recently completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree, and available to start full-time work from summer 2024
  • Minimum 6 months of previous internship experience within investment banking and/or related fields
  • Have an understanding of valuation theory, methodologies, and applications
  • Strong quantitative, financial, and analytical skills
  • A demonstrated interest in M&A and capital markets advisory (growth equity and private credit)
  • You must be motivated and have the ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff in a rapidly changing, demanding, but ultimately rewarding environment

Houlihan Lokey aims to attract talented individuals who share our passion for excellence and commitment.

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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