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Investment Banking Associate | Industrials

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Banking & Finance
  • £175K - £225K
  • Chicago
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AI generated summary

  • You need at least 3 years of experience, strong financial modeling skills, excellent communication abilities, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to manage multiple projects in an organized manner. Be independent and solution-focused.
  • You will build relationships, prepare presentations, analyze financial info, develop models, supervise junior team members, and contribute to client recommendations in a fast-paced investment banking environment.


  • The environment at Houlihan Lokey is collegial entrepreneurial, and as such, rewards high-performing team members that are driven to succeed with substantial responsibility. The ideal candidate should be motivated, creative and outgoing, and possess:
  • At least three years of investment banking or similar experience
  • An undergraduate degree with academic distinction
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting and finance
  • Extensive financial modeling experience and strong analytical abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A very high degree of intellectual curiosity and the ability to think independently
  • The ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff
  • The ability to manage multiple projects and hit deadlines in a highly organized manner
  • An independent, solution-focused mindset


  • Building relationships and maintaining direct contact with current and prospective clients
  • Participating in end-to-end transaction execution including:
  • Preparing client marketing presentations
  • Analyzing historical and projected financial information
  • Developing complex financial and valuation models
  • Coordinating transaction execution and performing business due diligence
  • Participating in the development of recommendations to clients alongside senior bankers
  • Managing and supervising junior banking team member


What is the primary focus of the Industrials Group at Houlihan Lokey?

The Industrials Group at Houlihan Lokey covers the entire industrials market with a ground-up, subsector-specific model, providing clients access to decision-makers at leading strategic and financial firms worldwide.

What are the responsibilities of an Investment Banking Associate in the Industrials Group?

An Investment Banking Associate in the Industrials Group is responsible for building relationships with clients, participating in transaction execution, preparing financial models, and coordinating due diligence. They also assist in developing recommendations for clients alongside senior bankers.

What qualifications are required for the Investment Banking Associate position in the Industrials Group?

The ideal candidate for the Investment Banking Associate position in the Industrials Group should have at least three years of investment banking or similar experience, an undergraduate degree with academic distinction, advanced knowledge of accounting and finance, extensive financial modeling experience, and excellent communication skills. They should also possess intellectual curiosity, the ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff, and strong organizational skills.

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Mission & Purpose

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. 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 M&A advisor for the past six consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past seven consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, all based on a number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.