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Class of 2024 Financial Analyst - Corporate Finance (Munich)

Houlihan Lokey
Munich, Germany
Closing date
Jul 25, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Unit:
Corporate Finance
BUS - Business 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.

** 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 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 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 Europe, 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 European platform with over 380 Corporate Finance professionals in offices across the UK, Germany, France, 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.


As a Graduate Financial Analyst, you will work on corporate finance engagements for companies within our Munich M&A advisory team. The group's engagements principally include sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions. As a dedicated member of our transaction team, you will be responsible for supporting these assignments. You will work with a talented, dedicated staff of professionals who will give you broad exposure to the many different issues and concerns affecting companies and investors today.

You will research and analyse financial statements, general economic conditions, industry-specific developments, acquisitions and divestitures, and investment attributes of publicly traded and private companies. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of capital raisings and financing structures.

Houlihan Lokey provides a collegial, entrepreneurial work environment. We reward our Financial Analysts with substantial responsibilities, interaction with senior-level professionals, and live engagements.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with fluency in both German and English is required (additional language skills are also advantageous)
  • Must be in your final year of university (graduating in Summer 2024), or already graduated with a Bachelor's or Master's degree
  • Ideally 6+ months of internship experience in M&A, private equity, or other relevant industries
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of valuation theory, methodologies and applications
  • Strong financial and computer skills
  • Proficient use of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal skills
Most importantly, we seek to attract dedicated, team-oriented candidates with a deep desire to win, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to work hard to achieve the highest standards of performance.

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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