Houlihan Lokey’s Consumer, Food & Retail (CFR) Group guides companies on their M&A, restructuring and financial advisory matters, and assists in raising debt and equity capital. In 2018, Thomson Reuters ranked us the No. 1 M&A advisor for U.S. consumer, food & retail transactions and the No. 1 M&A advisor for U.S. food & beverage transactions for 16 consecutive years. The group has built a reputation as a trusted advisor to companies in the CFR industry, combining extensive market capabilities with in-depth industry knowledge to help maximize shareholder value for our clients.
Associate in the CFR Group play an integral role in all of the firm’s advisory services, including supporting new business development and executing investment banking engagements. Associates are leaders and active contributors during all phases of the deal process and in business development.
Associates in the CFR Group are generally responsible for:
Acting as the day-to-day deal team leader for the execution of M&A transactions;
Preparing or overseeing the preparation of confidential information memoranda, management presentations, marketing pitches and other presentations;
Assisting in the marketing and planning of engagements; and
Building relationships and maintaining direct contact with clients, prospective clients and professional advisors.
Significant track record of M&A deal execution
Preferably with a deep track read of sales M&A dual execution
Proven leadership aptitude
Creative and strategic thinking skills
Organized and detail-oriented
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Keen analytical abilities
Willingness to work intense hours and to work well under pressure
The ideal candidate should also exhibit the following characteristics:
Prior Associate experience, preferably covering the food & beverage or consumer products sectors, or other closely related sectors
MBA degree from a top tier business school, or an undergraduate degree from a top-tier institution (with a track record of being promoted internally)
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