Houlihan Lokey is recognized as a leading advisor on valuations and financial opinions, an international leader in M&A and financing, and one of the most active financial restructuring advisors of any investment bank in the world. In 2008, the firm was ranked the No. 1 M&A advisor for U.S. transactions under $2 billion by Thomson Reuters.
Houlihan Lokey engaged VCG to develop the portal, which features a clean interface along with integrated Web 2.0 features to personalize the user experience on an individual level. Visitors to their homepage now have a quick and easy way to access relevant information.
The new corporate site supports Houlihan Lokey’s worldwide operations. VCG utilized the latest technology to build the site using Microsoft ASP.NET as the foundation along with the Ektron CMS400.NET content management platform. Ektron’s Web 2.0 widgets are used throughout the site to dynamically update and hide information based on what the user wants to see. For example, little things such as local contact phone numbers are loaded based on what location a user selects. Drilling through different transaction types will show and hide only the relevant deals based on functional area and location.
The content management functionality of the new site allows Houlihan Lokey to quickly and easily make content changes based on the ever-shifting nature of their business. Clients now have access to information the moment it becomes available.