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Associate - Corporate Finance (Oil & Gas)

Houlihan Lokey
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Aug 9, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Unit:
Corporate Finance
EP - Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

HL Overview

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.

Corporate Finance

The Houlihan Lokey Corporate Finance business has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, activist shareholder and takeover defense, 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.

As trusted advisors, our industry-specific investment banking groups provide us with a deep understanding of our client's business and positioning before we are even engaged in a transaction. Combined with this market penetration is our international presence throughout EMEA, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region.

In Europe, we work with a wide spectrum of companies, from mid-market privately owned enterprises to large multinational organizations. With a growing EMEA platform of almost 400 Corporate Finance bankers in offices across the UK, Germany, France, Dubai, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Israel, and the Netherlands, in addition to our global reach and in-depth knowledge across a broad range of industries, we have the breadth and targeted expertise to provide exceptional client service.

Oil & Gas

Houlihan Lokey's Oil & Gas (O&G) Group is a recognized leader in providing a wide range of investment banking advisory services to companies and investors operating in the oil & gas industry. This dedicated team of financial and technical professionals focuses primarily on large, complex transactions in the oil & gas industry, including across the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors as well as in molecule-related alternative energies. The O&G Group is comprised of a global team with dedicated industry bankers in Houston, Dallas, New York, London, Dubai, and Hong Kong and regularly works on cross-border deals. The O&G Group is a cross-product industry vertical.


The Oil & Gas team at Houlihan Lokey is looking to add an Associate in London.

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. Analysts are given substantial responsibility and are encouraged to help us grow our business.

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

As an Associate, you will :
  • Prepare, analyze and help explain historical and projected financial information.
  • Coordinate and perform business due diligence.
  • Create financial models.
  • 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
  • You will have a strong academic track record and achieved a 2:1 or equivalent degree
  • 4-5 years of investment banking experience within either an M&A, generalist or Industry team. Experience/knowledge in the sector will be favourably regarded
  • Experience within transactional services, consulting or corporate development also considered
  • Fundamental understanding of financial valuation methodologies, and applications
  • Advanced Financial modeling 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
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are essential
  • 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
  • Experience in Oil & Gas is favourably regarded.
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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