Houlihan Lokey, Inc., is an American multinational independent investment bank and financial services company. Houlihan Lokey was founded in 1972 and is headquartered at Constellation Place in Century City, Los Angeles, California. The firm advises large public and closely held companies as well as institutions and governments. Its main service lines include mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, restructuring and distressed M&A, fairness opinions, and valuations. As of October 29, 2020, Houlihan Lokey employed more than 1,500 employees worldwide.
As of January 2021, Houlihan Lokey is the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past five consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past six consecutive years, the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, and a Top 10 Most Active Global M&A Advisor by Thomson Reuters.