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Associate - Corporate Finance (Industrials)

Houlihan Lokey
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Unit:
Corporate Finance
IG - Industrials


Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory. 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 the No. 1 investment bank for all global M&A transactions, the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past seven consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past eight consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.

** Houlihan Lokey GmbH does not provide bank or securities brokerage services and is not subject to FINMA supervision. **

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 over 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.


Houlihan Lokey's Industrials Group has earned a reputation for providing superior service and achieving outstanding results in M&A advisory, capital raising, restructuring, and valuation.

Our transaction quality and client work benefit from our company culture, where the senior team are highly engaged in the execution of client projects, and from our experience as leaders in the market for over a decade, which has given our professionals valuable exposure to a variety of situations and challenges. In 2023, our Industrials Group was ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for global industrials transactions under $1 billion by LSEG (formerly Refinitiv).*


The Industrials team at Houlihan Lokey are looking to add an Associate in Frankfurt.

The environment at Houlihan Lokey is both collegial and entrepreneurial. Teamwork is essential to the firm's success. At the same time, creativity and new ideas are encouraged. Associates are given substantial responsibility and are encouraged to help us grow our business.

Associates work on transactions that provide exposure to various services, including M&A, private placements of debt and equity, refinancings, and leveraged buyouts.


As an Associate, you will:
  • Prepare, analyse and help explain historical and projected financial information.
  • 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, professional advisors and other stakeholders.
  • Supervise junior staff members in financial analyses.
  • Assist in the marketing and planning of engagements.
Requirements / Qualifications
  • Fluency in German and English required (verbal and written)
  • Strong Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of M&A experience, or alternatively within transactional services, consulting or corporate development
  • Experience in the Industrials sector favourably regarded
  • Fundamental understanding of financial valuation methodologies, and applications
  • Advanced Financial modelling and analytical abilities; Strong LBO and DCF modelling skills
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Understanding of financial statements analysis with the ability to work through key assumptions, implicit caveats, and limitations
  • Strong knowledge of Excel
  • Independent thinker and resourceful problem solver driven to succeed
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills and ability to multitask is crucial
  • Motivated and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff in a rapidly changing, demanding, but ultimately rewarding environment
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
* Excludes accounting firms and brokers.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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