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Corporate Development Intern

Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Business Unit:



CORP - Corporate


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 investment bank for all global mergers and acquisitions (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 for the past 20 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv. For more information, please visit www.hl.com.

Job Description

Houlihan Lokey is looking for an intern to join the firm’s growing Corporate Development team. Over the past decade, the firm’s bull-bear balanced platform has worked as designed and the Company has grown over 12% per year since its IPO. As such, effectuating greater operational efficiencies and strategic acquisitions have also become an increasingly important part of Houlihan Lokey’s growth strategy.

This role will be an opportunity to learn and be a contributor in effectuating strategic and operational efficiencies and changes across the firm, in addition to executing on acquisitions globally. The team also oversees and manages real estate, and other strategic initiatives. The intern will have an opportunity to be involved in certain aspects of acquisitions and operations and will assist in conducting various analyses and preparing presentations on corporate initiatives for the firm’s executives/senior management.

Select Responsibilities:

  • Support the Corporate Development team on a broad array of acquisition-related activities, real estate analyses, and other special projects.

  • Assist the Corporate Development team in the identification, evaluation, execution, and integration of acquisition opportunities.

  • Support the Corporate Development team’s origination efforts, which include the development of target searches, target profiles, tracking of the team’s pipeline activities and maintenance of the team’s CRM database.

  • Assist in the evaluation of new offices, management and reporting of existing offices, and development of global real estate initiatives.

  • Develop and manage databases, processes, templates, and reports that drive efficiency and productivity for acquisitions, real estate initiatives, and other strategic projects, such as precedent transaction databases, acquisition target lists, and real estate analytics dashboards, to name a few.


  • Must be a junior or senior in a Bachelor’s degree program, preferably in Finance, Accounting, or Economics.

  • Previous professional internship experience is preferred.

  • A desire to pursue a career in investment banking or finance is preferred.

  • A basic understanding of financial modeling and analysis commonly used in acquisition work, and general knowledge of relevant accounting principles.

  • A candidate should possess strong written and verbal communication skills, as the Corporate Development team works closely and frequently with senior management.

  • Proficient skills with Excel and understanding of PowerPoint and Word.

  • Must have strong work ethic and is a self-starter.

  • Ability to come into our Los Angeles office 1-3 days a week.

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.