Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory. Houlihan Lokey serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the Americas, 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. The firm is the No. 1 investment bank for global M&A transactions under $1 billion, the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past eight consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past nine consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 25 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.

Scope

Houlihan Lokey’s Augmented Coverage & Execution team, is an innovative group that assists Bankers in revenue generation activities. Our Sector Mapping team analyses companies and markets globally, leveraging large datasets and providing insights into market opportunities. We identify top-tier businesses to assist deal teams with their active projects.

We are seeking a Sector Analyst to join our team in Manchester. This is an ideal opportunity for a driven candidate with an interest in finance, looking to develop a broad understanding of a range of sectors, including technology, financial services, industrials, consumer & retail, business services and healthcare.

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 to help us grow our business. Top performers are rewarded with substantial responsibility and interaction with senior-level professionals and clients.

Responsibilities

As a Sector Analyst, you will:-

  • Perform tailored research work (e.g., Buyer and Target lists) across different sectors and geographies presenting clear rationale, particularly for pitches, meetings and other M&A processes,
  • Analyse and research background materials and reports,
  • Support on the generation of Sector Maps, or other representations or visualizations of various sectors within a particular industry, economy, or market,
  • Help develop and liaise with outsourced teams across multiple geographies,
  • Build, maintain and review company lists and Firm taxonomy within the CRM for Sector Mapping purposes,
  • Manage CRM design & data entry processes, for Sector Mapping purposes,
  • Support on strategic projects / initiatives,
  • Assist in building of reporting dashboards and workflow tools internally, across teams and for the wider Firm,
  • Support process and efficiency improvement initiatives.

Basic qualifications/requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA / BS),
  • Proven ability to research, organize and present complex ideas
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Strong Excel & PowerPoint skills,
  • The ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team,
  • First-class literacy, numeracy and organizational skills,
  • A keen commercial sense, and a broad general knowledge and interest in current affairs.

Preferred qualifications/requirements

  • Experience in research, ideally in a business-to-business environment (financial / market research),
  • Experience of using CRM systems,
  • Experience with or interest in SQL, Sigma or Tableau (or any other data & analytics tools e.g. PowerBI) an advantage,
  • Additional language skills an advantage.

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.