Houlihan Lokey LA Corp Fin

Wondering what the exit opportunities are at Houlihan Lokey Corp Fin in LA for a SA. Im looking to break into BB for full time.
I am at a target school and was wondering if anyone had experience at or opinions of Houlihan Lokey LA Corp Finance SA program. Thanks.

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United States - West

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Jan 27, 2014

HL Restructuring is pretty legit and will set you up for anything, can't speak for CorpFin but its still a reputable shop in LA.

Jan 28, 2014

Solid program. HL is one of the more active MM IBs. Corp fin is the M&A team. Training is solid and your experience should help in BB or EB interviews. Worst case, you end up in the middle market. Not as bad of a place as some make it seem.

Jan 29, 2014

thanks for the input. Ive heard great things about culture, experience and pay at HL and thats all really appealing, but want to make sure I get the best deal exposure possible to move around if I want. Would really appreciate any more first or second hand experience.

Dylan

Jan 29, 2014
thefryguy:

thanks for the input. Ive heard great things about culture, experience and pay at HL and thats all really appealing, but want to make sure I get the best deal exposure possible to move around if I want. Would really appreciate any more first or second hand experience.

If you take the internship and can get a FT offer and take it, you will have opportunities to move around the MM or to MM PE. Moving up is much more difficult post-analyst. Culture is good in LA, but don't expect it to be easy. HL guys regularly work long hours, but comp is on par with the other top tier MM groups for the most part.

LA team tends to travel a bit more than Chicago or MPLS. Not sure if it b/c of the HQ influence or what, but that's what I have personally seen.

Jan 30, 2014

As people have said, corp fin is a sweatshop but the great culture makes up for a lot of it. Remember that Houlihan's headquartered in LA so they have three separate floors of office space. LA Investment Banking scene hasn't been doing really well in the last few years but Houlihan's still trucking along.

Jan 30, 2014

how's the return offer rate at houlihan, anyone know?

Jan 31, 2014

Almost all West Coast banks have great return rates and give return offers to nearly everyone so that's not to big of a worry.

Jan 31, 2014

Anyone?

Jan 31, 2014

Step one: apply
Step two: if you get interview invitation, move onto step three, if not, got eat doughnuts
Step three: read interview guides
Step four: search bar
Step five: make thread

Jan 31, 2014

Thanks for the response. I did a search for both HL and HL Corp Fin and read the threads, interview info and reviews. Only thing I wanted to understand is if the level of difficulty of technical questions changes based on your background (i.e. non finance vs finance)

Jan 31, 2014

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Jan 31, 2014
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