Houlihan Lokey is an investment-banking and advisory firm focused on midmarket companies. Its services include mergers and acquisitions, financing, financial opinions and advisory services, valuations and financial restructuring. The boutique topped Thomson Reuters' 2008 M&A Advisory Rankings list for transactions under $2 billion. It has 14 offices in the U.S., Asia and Europe.
Houlihan Lokey’s yearly Christmas party is said to be one of the biggest annual events on the restructuring circuit. The firm is a subsidiary of Orix USA Corp., the U.S. corporate-lending operation of ORIX Corp., a Japanese financial-services group.
A Houlihan Lokey recruiting video says the firm is looking for candidates who are similar to its current employees: "aggressive overachievers with impeccable financial skills and a sense of humor for just about everything -- except for client results."