Our specialized knowledge and relationships help position our clients for future growth

Our global industry coverage model brings sector-specific knowledge, experience and relationships to every client we work with. Through our 11 dedicated industry groups and financial sponsors efforts, Houlihan Lokey provides the focused expertise that helps you advance your vision.


With in-depth knowledge and a track record of accomplishments, our ADG Group has delivered outstanding results year-over-year—and a level of service that’s second to none. That is why more and more companies in aerospace, defense and government services look to us for financial counsel.

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Business Services

As a leading advisor to the Business Services industry, our understanding of industry and regulatory issues helps position our clients for growth by enhancing their capital and liquidity options. We work with companies across various sectors within the broad Business Services industry, including Professional Services, Outsourcing Services, Business Information and Education Services.

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Consumer, Food & Retail

We have built a reputation as a trusted advisor to companies in the CFR industry, combining extensive market capabilities with our in-depth industry knowledge to help maximize shareholder value for our clients. In 2017, Thomson Reuters ranked us the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. consumer, food & retail transactions.

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Data & Analytics

Houlihan Lokey’s Data & Analytics Group specializes in providing high-quality, relationship-based advice to clients whose businesses offer data and analytics solutions to a broad range of end markets. We have an extensive track record of working with domestic and international clients and delivering creative, effective, and successful outcomes based on our deep understanding of our clients, their business models, and the markets in which they operate.

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Houlihan Lokey's Energy Group provides a full range of investment banking services and is active in key industry sectors including merchant power, regulated utilities, retail energy, renewables, the oil & gas value chain, fuels, and services sub-sectors.

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Financial Institutions

Our Financial Institutions Group has closed nearly 500 transactions valued at more than $100 billion since 2001. As a leading advisor, we cover virtually every segment of the industry, including broker-dealers, depositories, finance companies, insurance brokers, insurance companies, investment managers and specialty finance companies.

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Our Healthcare Group is among the largest in the field, and in 2017, Thomson Reuters ranked us the No. 1 M&A advisor for U.S. healthcare transactions under $1 billion. We provide in-depth knowledge, proven transaction experience an exceptional level of services to clients in healthcare services, managed care, healthcare information technology and medical technologies.

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Over the past decade, we have built one of the largest industrials groups of any investment bank. We cover the entire industrials market from a ground-up, subsector-specific model, with senior-level bankers dedicated to each of our primary coverage areas, including automotive and transportation, building materials and forest products, capital goods, chemicals, engineering and construction, environmental technologies, industrial technologies, metals and mining, and plastics and packaging. In 2017, Thomson Reuters ranked us the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. industrials transactions.

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Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure

Houlihan Lokey’s Real Estate Strategic Advisory Group develops the most appropriate execution strategy—structuring transactions to meet the quantitative and qualitative objectives of the client. With local market knowledge and a global investor reach, our senior bankers can access the leading public, private and institutional real estate investors and lenders.

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Our TMT Group provides M&A, financial opinions, valuations, debt and equity financing, and distressed services for hundreds of companies, ranging from early-stage businesses and midsize companies to large, publicly traded corporations. Our deep experience extends to high-growth companies in the entertainment, digital media, marketing technology, e-commerce, healthcare IT, and human capital management sectors. 

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Transportation & Logistics

Our comprehensive understanding of this multifaceted industry enables us to analyze a full range of strategic options for our clients in the transportation and logistics industry. 

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Hedge Fund Coverage

More than 200 of the world's largest hedge funds have turned to Houlihan Lokey as their trusted partner to provide differentiated corporate finance, financial restructuring and portfolio valuation services.Our senior hedge fund team proactively manages the hedge fund’s relationship and interaction with Houlihan Lokey to provide access to the firm's value-added advice and services.

Private Equity Coverage

Year after year, private equity firms have relied on our experience and expertise in corporate finance, restructuring and portfolio valuation. Our senior hedge fund team proactively manages a private equity firm's relationship and interaction with Houlihan Lokey to provide global access to our various advisory services.