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Vice President, Investment Banking - Industrials- Aerospace, Defense & Government Services

Company: Houlihan Lokey
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

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.

Corporate Finance

Houlihan Lokey has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, activist shareholder and takeover defense, and other related advisory services for a broad range of U.S. and international clients. Our experience in M&A has earned us consistent recognition throughout the industry. In 2021, we were ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions.


As trusted advisors, we have the proven ability to engineer and execute financing solutions that are essential for growth and success. We offer access to financing in the public and alternative capital markets through the issuance of debt, equity or hybrid securities.

Our Industrials Group had another record year and was once again ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. industrial transactions by Refinitiv in 2020. Over more than a decade, we have built one of the largest industrials groups on Wall Street. We cover the entire industrials market from a ground-up, subsector-specific model, with senior-level bankers dedicated to each of our primary coverage areas.

Our focus and transaction experience in these sectors enables us to provide our clients with access to top decision-makers at leading strategic and financial firms worldwide. Our firsthand knowledge of global players and the industry gives us insight into a variety of corporate strategies and negotiating tactics, as well as the most up-to-date local and international market intelligence-making us a trusted, objective financial advisor to our clients.

  • Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
  • Automotive, Off-Road & Other Transportation
  • Building Products & Materials
  • Capital Goods/Electrical
  • Chemicals
  • Industrial & Environmental Technologies
  • Metals, Mining & Engineered Materials
  • Oilfield Services & Equipment
  • Packaging, Plastics & Paper
  • Security and Safety Solutions
  • Specialty Distribution

    Vice Presidents in the Industrials Group support new business development and investment banking engagements. They work on a variety of transactions that provide exposure to various investment banking services, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements of debt and equity, refinancings, and leveraged buyouts. You will:
    • Prepare, analyze and help explain historical and projected financial information;
    • Coordinate and perform business due diligence and execute M&A transactions;
    • Prepare confidential information memoranda, management presentations, marketing pitches, and other presentations;
    • Value companies and businesses;
    • Assist in the marketing and planning of engagements; and
    • Build relationships and maintain direct contact with clients, prospective clients, and professional advisors.

      The ideal candidate should have prior experience or a demonstrated interest in Industrials, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. He or she should also have the ability to conduct business autonomously. 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. Vice Presidents are given substantial responsibility and are encouraged to help us grow our business. The ideal candidate should be motivated, creative, outgoing, and possess strong skills in financial analysis. Candidates must have a strong knowledge of accounting and applied financial theory, keen analytical capabilities, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. At least four years of postgraduate investment banking experience is required.

      Coursework in accounting and finance is highly recommended.

      Salary Range

      Houlihan Lokey is committed to providing its employees with an exciting career opportunity and competitive total compensation package. The firm's good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible salary range for this role at the time of posting is:


      Actual salary at the time of hire may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate's relevant qualifications, skills, and experience and the location where this position may be filled.

      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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