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6 month Off-Cycle Intern, Financial Restructuring (London)

Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey

Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Business Unit:

Financial Restructuring Group


No Industry


Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory. Houlihan Lokey serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the Americas, 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. The firm is the No. 1 investment bank for global M&A transactions under $1 billion, the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past eight consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past nine consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 25 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.

Financial Restructuring Group

Houlihan Lokey has the largest, most experienced worldwide financial restructuring practice of any investment banking firm, with more than 300 professionals located in offices across the globe. In 2022, we worked on more than 125 restructuring-related transactions on behalf of companies, their creditors and shareholders, and other constituents. Houlihan Lokey has advised on more than 1,500 restructuring transactions, with aggregate debt claims in excess of $3.0 trillion.

Our group employs an interdisciplinary approach to engagements and is accustomed to evaluating complex, highly leveraged situations in short time frames. We are also a recognized leader in achieving merger and acquisition transactions for distressed companies.


We are looking for a 6-month Intern to be based in our London office.

Restructuring Interns work specifically with the group, assisting with a variety of transactions, including creditor- and debtor-side restructurings and distressed mergers & acquisitions. The group offers a unique opportunity for Interns to work on projects that provide exposure to various financial advisory and investment banking products and industries. These services include:

  • Advising companies and stakeholders in out-of-court and in-court restructurings

  • Raising debt and equity financings

  • Providing distressed M&A advisory services

  • Advising in special situations with elements of distressed investing

  • Participating in complex negotiations on behalf of our client

Interns are typically members of deal teams comprising at least one managing director, vice president, associate and financial analyst.


The environment at Houlihan Lokey is results-driven and entrepreneurial and, as such, rewards top performers with substantial responsibility and interaction with senior-level professionals and clients.

The following qualifications are required:

  • Have a strong academic track record and hold or be on track for a 2:1 degree in accounting, economics and or finance

  • Top academic performer and a quick learner capable of performing in an unstructured environment

  • A demonstrated interest in Restructuring

  • Prior investment banking internship experience (M&A or an Industry team), Leverage Finance or Restructuring is desirable, but not essential

  • Have an understanding of valuation theory, methodologies and applications

  • Strong quantitative, financial and analytical skills

  • Strong modelling skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment

  • An exceptional strong work ethic

The candidate must be motivated and have the ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff in a rapidly changing, demanding, but ultimately rewarding environment.

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.