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Director, Transaction Advisory Services - M&A Tax - London, UK

Houlihan Lokey
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 31, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Unit:
Financial and Valuation Advisory
TAS - Transaction Advisory Services

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.

Transaction Advisory Services

Houlihan Lokey's Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) team assists private equity and corporate clients by providing cohesive diligence across financial, tax, data analytics, cybersecurity, and technical accounting. Leveraging data-based insights, strong technical knowledge and industry experience, the TAS team supports clients in M&A, strategic transformations and capital markets endeavors.

Drawing on Houlihan Lokey's market leadership in middle-market M&A transactions, our deals experts provide candid, unbiased, and rigorous support on matters most impacting deal value, and assist investors in identifying and evaluating key value drivers and risk factors.

Job Purpose:

We are excitingly growing our M&A/Restructuring Tax team in London.

Our M&A/Restructuring Tax professionals help private equity, strategic clients, and founders structure and execute tax planning strategies for complex transactions. We advise on the tax aspects of financial strategies and develop capital markets tax focused solutions.

We identify and provide solutions to mitigate historical and projected tax risks.

We advise on acquisitions, divestiture, and joint ventures. We provide tax restructuring advice to debtors, creditors and acquirors of distressed assets.

Our global team of tax professionals brings a significant breadth of tax expertise from Big 4 accounting firms, law firms, and Fortune 500 companies. Our team is led by a former senior partner of a global consulting/accounting firm.

We offer an entrepreneurial platform where we challenge our professionals to innovate on tools and deliverables that fit client and industry needs and take them to the market.

Responsibilities and Deliverables:
  • Significant client interaction.
  • Collaborate across our platform: corporate finance; financial restructuring and financial valuation advisory practices in structuring transactions and identification of tax risks and exposures.
  • Advise on financially distressed and liability management transactions.
  • Develop capital markets tax focused solutions
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key clients
  • Bachelors or Masters degree and CTA qualification
  • 12+ years of transaction/restructuring tax advisory experience, having achieved a senior level in a Big 4, major law firm, financial services or comparable environment.
  • Exceptional communication and analytical skills
  • Strong understanding of complex capital structures
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with varying deadlines
  • Personable and a team player orientation
  • Very strong academic background
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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