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Senior Vice President / Director - Corporate Finance (Business Services)

Houlihan Lokey
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jul 28, 2024

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

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 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 EMEA platform of around 400 Corporate Finance bankers in offices across the UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and the Middle East, 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.

Business Services

Houlihan Lokey's Business Services Group has earned a reputation for providing superior service and achieving outstanding results in M&A advisory.

Our team covers a broad array of sectors, with bankers dedicated to each of our primary coverage areas. We maintain deep, senior-level relationships with major strategic and financial buyers of professional and technology-related services companies as well as large, public and private company thought leaders within the industry. Our senior-level relationships throughout the industry open doors to opportunities for our clients-whether they are seeking financing, a strategic partner, or a prospective buyer. The clients we serve represent an expansive range of sectors


The Business Services team at Houlihan Lokey are looking to add a Senior Vice President or Director in Europe.

The right candidate will support and lead on new business development in Investment Banking engagements and will either have or want to develop sub-sector expertise to augment our existing coverage.

Senior Vice Presidents and Directors work on a variety of transactions across mergers and acquisitions, and are encouraged to focus on both execution work as well as origination to help us grow our business.


You will:
  • Lead the execution of Business Services transactions
  • Show aptitude for (and ideally have a demonstratable track record of) originating deals
  • Build relationships and maintain direct contact with clients, prospective clients and professional advisors
  • Focus on the European market while collaborating with a global team
  • Develop and review financial models including database systems
  • Coordinate and perform business due diligence, lead and execute M&A transactions
  • Prepare confidential information memoranda, management presentations, marketing pitches and other presentations
  • Manage and develop the junior team
Requirements / Qualifications
  • Minimum of 10 years IB experience and operating at Senior Vice President / Director level currently
  • Proven deal execution experience in M&A / Corporate Finance within Business Services, including extensive completion of sell-side mandates
  • Demonstrable track record of client and deal origination
  • Experience within the Environment Services and / or Transport & Logistics sub-sectors favourably regarded
  • Demonstrable experience in leading discussions with senior client executives and target management
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to grow our business and act entrepreneurially
  • Develop professional network and relationships with firm, client and target professionals
  • Management skills in supervising and training staff
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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