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Vice President, Investment Banking | Industrials

  • Job
    Expert Level
  • Banking & Finance
  • £250K
  • New York City, +1
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  • You need strong Industrials experience, independence, creativity, financial analysis skills, and at least 4 years of postgraduate investment banking experience. Strong accounting/finance coursework recommended. Covid vaccination required.
  • You will support new business development, execute M&A transactions, prepare financial analysis, value companies, and maintain client relationships in the Investment Banking Industrials Group.


  • 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. Covid vaccination required, subject to applicable state and federal law.
  • Coursework in accounting and finance is highly recommended.


  • 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.


What responsibilities will I have as a Vice President in Investment Banking focusing on Industrials?

As a Vice President in Investment Banking focusing on Industrials, you will be responsible for creating and overseeing financial models, marketing materials, internal and external presentations, performing research, and various analyses to support new business generation and the execution of M&A transactions. You will also be part of deal teams and work on valuations, due diligence, and client relationships.

What qualifications are required for this role?

The basic qualifications for this role include advanced knowledge of accounting and finance, an undergraduate degree, and 3+ years of Investment Banking experience. Preferred qualifications include excellent communication skills, strong financial and computer skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, operational financial modeling and valuation experience, hands-on M&A experience, and transaction experience in Business Services.

What is the work environment like at Houlihan Lokey?

The work environment at Houlihan Lokey is collegial and entrepreneurial. Teamwork is essential to the firm's success, while creativity and new ideas are encouraged. Associates are given substantial responsibility and are encouraged to contribute to the growth of the business.

What sectors does the Business Services team focus on?

The Business Services team has strong sector practices in Environmental Services, Training & Education, Transportation & Logistics, Marketing Services, IT Services, BPO Services, Information Services, Engineering & Construction, Testing, Inspection & Certification, and Rental Service.

What kind of projects will I be working on as a Vice President in Investment Banking focusing on Industrials?

You will be working on preparing, analyzing, and explaining historical and projected financial information, coordinating and performing business due diligence, executing M&A transactions, preparing marketing materials and presentations, performing valuations and financial analyses, building relationships with clients, and mentoring junior staff members in the team.

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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.