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In Europe Houlihan Lokey is present with more than 150 bankers in corporate finance with offices in Frankfurt, London, Milan, Amsterdam and Madrid.
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 2018, we were ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions.
Our Industrials Group had another record year and was ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. industrial transactions by Thomson Reuters in 2018. Over the past decade, we have built one of the largest industrials groups with approx. 90 bankers globally. We cover the entire industrials market from a ground-up, subsector-specific model, with senior-level bankers dedicated to each of our primary coverage areas.
Our focus and transaction experience in these sectors enable us to provide our clients with access to top decision makers at leading strategic and financial firms worldwide. Our firsthand knowledge of global players and the industry gives us insight into a variety of corporate strategies and negotiating tactics, as well as the most up-to-date local and international market intelligence—making us a trusted, objective financial advisor to our clients.
As a Vice President in the Industrials Group in Europe based in Frankfurt, you will be responsible for executing corporate finance engagements for industrial companies, with a main focus in sub-verticals including building materials, chemicals, aerospace and defence, specialty materials, metals & mining, paper & packaging, industrial technologies/automation, capital goods and automotive. The Group's engagements principally include M&A sell and buy side assignments as well as capital raise advisory mandates.
In addition to executing transactions, the Industrials Group is responsible for providing industry-specific knowledge and expertise to the firm. As a member of our team, you will be utilize your industry intelligence and analysis to support this effort, including evaluating financial statements, general economic and industry developments, acquisitions and divestitures, and various attributes of publicly traded and private securities.
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:
A strong academic track record
Demonstrable VP level experience in investment banking M&A; experience in Industrials M&A will be favorably regarded
Strong execution experience on end to end M&A deals
Demonstrated experience managing and mentoring Analysts and Associates
Have an understanding of valuation theory, methodologies and applications
Strong quantitative, financial and analytical skills
Strong LBO and DCF modelling skills
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
An exceptional strong work ethic
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in German & English
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.