Houlihan Lokey at a Glance


  • “Amazing, dynamic culture; smart, hardworking, caring colleagues”
  • “Challenging, interesting work”
  • “A lot of responsibility for the junior level staff”


  • “Hours can be long and stress can run high”
  • “How bonus payments are derived is not very transparent”
  • “Work/life balance”

The Buzz

  • “Much improved; creating a real brand”
  • “Great restructuring group”
  • “Small but scrappy and growing”

About Houlihan Lokey

Founded in 1972, investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey employs approximately 1,200 people worldwide. Although it's best known as an advisor to mid-cap companies and a restructuring house, Houlihan Lokey also serves large public corporations and small private companies. Its financial restructuring division has worked on some of the world's biggest bankruptcy proceedings, including those of CIT Group, Lehman Brothers, WorldCom, General Motors, Enron, and Conseco. On August 13, 2015, the bank became a public company, listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HLI. 

Underscoring its prowess in the deal markets, Houlihan is currently ranked No. 1 in announced M&A deals for all U.S. deals and No. 1 globally in restructuring. It is also the No. 1 M&A fairness opinion advisor in the U.S. Led by CEO Scott Beiser, Houlihan Lokey operates through four main service lines: corporate finance (comprising mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and illiquid financial assets advisory), financial restructuring, financial advisory services, and, since the acquisition of Bridge Strategy Group in January 2015, strategic consulting. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has additional U.S. offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Miami, and Washington, D.C. Its overseas offices are located in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Rome, Hong Kong, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, and Beijing. Most recently, it has opened an office in Dubai. 

In 2015, Houlihan Lokey continued its impressive growth trajectory, making several key acquisitions. It acquired London-based advisory firm McQueen Limited in July 2015 and New York-based advisory firm MESA Securities in June 2015. In addition, the firm announced in November 2015 that it had acquired the investment banking operations of Leonardo & Co. in Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain, and had become a minority partner in a joint venture with the management team of Leonardo in Italy. More recently, in January 2017, Houlihan Lokey acquired intellectual property advisory firm Black Stone IP, which formed its Tech+IP Advisory practice.

Houlihan Lokey

10250 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 553-8871
Fax: (310) 553-2173


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: HLI
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO: Scott Beiser
  • 2017 Employees: 1,171

Major Office Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York, NY
  • Dallas, TX
  • Mclean, VA
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Paris, France
  • Frankfurt, Germany
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