Associate - Healthcare Group - Chicago (experienced position)
Houlihan Lokey - Chicago, IL

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Corporate Finance—Healthcare Group

Houlihan Lokey has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, takeover defense and other related advisory services for a broad range of clients. Our experience in M&A has earned us recognition throughout the industry. In 2011, we were ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for U.S. transactions under $1 billion by Thomson Reuters.

As trusted advisors, we have the proven ability to engineer and execute financing solutions that are essential for growth and success. We offer access to financing in the public and alternative capital markets through the issuance of debt, equity or hybrid securities.

Our integrated Capital Markets Group provides clients with independent solutions, free from conflicts of interest arising from credit extensions or proprietary investments. This dedicated team of financial professionals handles large, complex engagements and all aspects of capital-raising to help maximize its clients’ financial flexibility over the long term. Thanks to our extensive relationships with alternative capital providers, we have the unique ability to raise customized capital for those situations where the public markets do not offer an attractive solution. In addition, we offer liability management expertise, enabling issuers to optimize their capital structure or resolve conflicts with existing debt securities.

Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets team has decades of combined experience and a track record of successfully executed financings in a variety of market conditions.

Houlihan Lokey’s Healthcare Group is a recognized leader in M&A advisory and capital-raising services, providing advice to healthcare IT, healthcare services, managed care and life sciences companies. With more than 25 investment bankers in Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, and San Francisco, Houlihan Lokey’s Healthcare Group is among the largest dedicated healthcare investment banking groups in the country. The group has closed more than 50 transactions since 2010.

Job Description

The Healthcare Group is seeking to complement its Chicago-based team of professionals with a qualified, motivated Associate. Deals are roughly 60% M&A, 30% private placements, and 10% restructuring. Associates are expected to be interested in an intensive learning experience in M&A and to be ready to work long hours in return. Associates are members of deal teams comprised of a Managing Director, Vice President, Associate, and Financial Analyst. As an Associate, you will:

· Prepare, analyze, and explain historical and projected financial information;

· Coordinate and perform business due diligence and execute M&A transactions;

· Prepare confidential information memoranda, management presentations, marketing pitches, and other presentations;

· Value companies and businesses;

· Assist in the marketing and planning of engagements;

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

· Supervise junior staff members in financial analyses.


The environment at Houlihan Lokey is both collegial and entrepreneurial. Teamwork is essential to the firm’s success. At the same time, creativity and new ideas are encouraged. Associates are given substantial responsibility and are encouraged to help us grow our business. The ideal candidate should be motivated, creative, outgoing, and possess strong financial analysis skills. Candidates must have a strong knowledge of accounting and applied financial theory, keen analytical capabilities, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Coursework in accounting and finance is highly recommended. Previous investment banking or directly related experience as a financial analyst or associate is highly preferred. Recent business school graduates will be considered provided they have two to three years of investment banking experience as a financial analyst or associate prior to their MBA program.

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