Investment Banking Vice President | Business Services (IT Services)

US.020 Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisors

Business Unit:

Corporate Finance


BUS – Business Services


Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) 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, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.

Corporate Finance

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 experience in M&A has earned us consistent recognition throughout the industry. In 2023, we were ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions.

Business Services

Houlihan Lokey’s Business Services Group offers M&A advisory, capital raising, valuation, and corporate restructurings to public and private companies. We work with companies providing professional and technology-related services across a number of end markets and regularly collaborate with other Houlihan Lokey industry and product groups to bring the highest level of knowledge, services, and relationships to our clients.

Our team covers a broad array of sectors, with bankers dedicated to each of our primary coverage areas. We maintain deep, senior-level relationships with major strategic and financial buyers of professional and technology-related services companies, as well as large, public, and private company thought leaders within the industry.

As one of the leading M&A advisors in our sector, we help open doors to opportunities—whether our clients are seeking a strategic or financial partner in a change-of-control or minority-investment transaction.

The Business Services Group is seeking to complement its team of professionals with a Vice President who will be an immediate additive to the group. The composition of transaction work will be predominantly sell-side mergers & acquisitions, in addition to buy-side engagements and debt & equity financing.

Responsibilities & Deliverables:

Vice Presidents are primarily responsible for managing all aspects of the M&A process, including supporting the development of process design, overseeing the development of marketing materials and analyses, and managing deal execution (including providing leadership and guidance to junior team members).

In addition, you will be involved with new business generation, including supporting relationship maintenance with clients and developing and supporting the delivery of pitches to new business prospects.  

As a VP, you will be expected to:

  • Manage the development of and explain historical and projected financial analyses

  • Coordinate and perform business due diligence and execute M&A transactions

  • Oversee the preparation of marketing pitches, confidential information presentations, management presentations, and other presentations as needed

  • Oversee the development of valuation and ad hoc financial analyses

  • Assist in the marketing and execution of existing engagements

  • Build relationships and maintain direct contact with clients, prospective clients, and professional advisors

  • Supervise and mentor junior staff members

Basic Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of accounting and finance

  • 6+ years of relevant investment banking experience 

  • An undergraduate degree

  • Strong analytical/quantitative and technical abilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple project deliverables simultaneously

  • Extensive operational financial modeling and valuation experience

  • Hands-on M&A experience 

Salary Range

Houlihan Lokey is committed to providing its employees with an exciting career opportunity and competitive total compensation package, which may include other components such as discretionary incentive compensation. 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.


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