Houlihan Lokey is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation.
Who we are
Houlihan Lokey 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.
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 Corporate Finance practice focuses on the mid-market where the vast majority of transactions take place. As trusted advisors, our industry-specific coverage groups benefit from a deep understanding of our clients businesses and positioning before we are even engaged in a transaction. We are able to leverage our global capabilities whilst providing local expertise and truly independent advice. In Europe, our c.380 bankers work with a wide spectrum of companies, from privately owned enterprises to large multinational organizations.
We also possess long-standing relationships with capital providers including commercial banks and other senior credit providers, insurance funds, asset managers, and mezzanine fund investors. In addition, through our comprehensive financial sponsors coverage, we provide ready access to equity investors. Few investment banks maintain the breadth of relationships and capital markets intelligence that we do.
Houlihan Lokey also has the largest, most experienced worldwide financial restructuring practice of any investment banking firm, with nearly 275 professionals located in offices across the globe. In 2021, we worked on more than 175 restructuring-related transactions on behalf of companies, their creditors and shareholders, and other constituents. We serve clients domestically and internationally, with our broad base of clients and extensive experience allowing us to understand the dynamics of each restructuring situation and the needs, attitudes, and positions of all parties in interest.
Over the past 40 years, Houlihan Lokey has established one of the largest worldwide financial advisory practices. Our transaction expertise and leadership in the field of valuation inspire confidence in the financial executives, boards of directors, special committees, investors, and business owners we serve.
Culture & values
We work hard to cultivate an inclusive work environment that is welcoming of people of all backgrounds and nationalities. As our business continues to expand and evolve around the world, having a workforce that can offer different insights and experiences has never been more important for Houlihan Lokey.
Equity, diversity & inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are vital to our approach and the ongoing success of our business. Our primary concern is not where our people went to school or university, or even which subject they studied. We are more interested in whether they have the talent, passion, and enthusiasm needed to drive our business forward over the years to come.