Terms of Service
Equal Employment Opportunity
Business Continuity Plan
Houlihan Lokey (Europe) Limited
Houlihan Lokey is a trade name for Houlihan Lokey, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates which include: Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc., a California corporation, a registered broker-dealer and SIPC member firm, which provides investment banking, restructuring advisory, private placement, merger, acquisition and divestiture services; Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisors, Inc., a California corporation, a registered investment advisor, which provides investment advisory, fairness opinion, solvency opinion, valuation opinion and portfolio management services; Houlihan Lokey (Europe) Limited, a company incorporated in England which is authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority and Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited, a company incorporated in Hong Kong SAR which is licensed in Hong Kong by the Securities and Futures Commission to conduct Type 1, 4 and 6 regulated activities to professional investors only, which provide investment banking, restructuring advisory, merger, acquisition and divestiture services, valuation opinion and private placement services and which may direct this communication within the European Economic Area and Hong Kong, respectively, to intended recipients including professional investors, high net worth companies or other institutional investors; Houlihan Lokey K.K., a company incorporated in Japan which provides financial advisory services; and Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Investment Consulting (Beijing) Co., Limited, a company incorporated in Beijing which provides financial advisory services within the China region.
Tombstones representing completed engagements are posted to the Website for a period of 24 months and are selected based on Houlihan Lokey’s determination of the relevance and significance of the engagements to demonstrate Houlihan Lokey’s experience, except where there is a confidentiality concern or client approval has not been obtained.
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Terms of Service
Terms and Conditions of Use
Please read these terms and conditions carefully. By accessing this Website you are indicating that you have read, acknowledge and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (also referred to as an “agreement” here). Your agreement shown by accessing and using this Website is as legally binding as if you signed a written document. If you do not agree to all these terms and conditions, do not access this Website.
Houlihan Lokey and its affiliates (referred to as “us” or “we”) may change these terms and conditions, and you are responsible for regularly reviewing and complying with them. Your continued use of this Website constitutes your agreement to all those terms and conditions.
PLEASE NOTE that this agreement contains important sections below, including a provision requiring you to litigate all disputes relating to your use of this Website in Los Angeles, California.
This Website comprises various Websites and pages operated by Houlihan Lokey and the information contained therein (together, the "Website"). Certain sections of the Website may contain separate terms and conditions, which are in addition to this agreement. You should read those additional terms and conditions carefully. By accessing such sections or pages, you agree to be bound by those additional terms and conditions. In the event of a conflict, those additional terms and conditions will govern your use of those sections or pages.
We may terminate your access to the Website or any part of it at any time with or without notice, in our sole discretion.
You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website, or computer systems or networks connected to the Website, through hacking, password or data mining, or any other means to circumvent security procedures. You may not use bots, spiders or intelligent agent software (or other methods) for any purpose other than accessing publicly posted portions of the Website and then only as authorized by the license we provide to you below under “Proprietary Rights”. Unauthorized use of our Website and systems, including, but not limited to, unauthorized entry into Houlihan Lokey’s computer networks and systems, or misuse of password is strictly prohibited. “Unauthorized use” includes using the publicly available information for purposes which are: (I) not authorized by this agreement, or (II) not consistent with the license set out below in the section titled “Proprietary Rights”.
You may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or any service we provide or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website or any service we provide.
You are to ensure that any information you provide to us through the Website will be correct and complete.
The information and materials on the Website may contain errors or inaccuracies, including both typographical and substantive errors. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, without any obligation and without any notice requirement, to discontinue, change, improve or correct the information, materials and descriptions on the Website and to suspend or deny access to the Website for scheduled or unscheduled maintenance, upgrades, improvements or corrections. Any dated information is published as of its date only, and we have no responsibility to update or amend any such information.
Disclaimers of Warranty
THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ON THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "WHERE IS" AND "WHERE AVAILABLE" BASIS AND ARE USED ONLY AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
WE AND OUR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SECURITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OF ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED SERVICES, OR THAT THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
WE DO NOT WARRANT, GUARANTY, OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OR ASSUME ANY LIABILITY TO YOU, INCLUDING REGARDING (I) THE USE OF OR THE RESULTS OF ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY DELAY OR LOSS OF OR LIMIT ON ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR (II) SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AND EFFECTS ON OR DAMAGES TO SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY USE OF THE WEBSITE. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY HARM CAUSED BY THE TRANSMISSION THROUGH THE WEBSITE OF A COMPUTER VIRUS, OR OTHER COMPUTER CODE OR PROGRAMMING DEVICE THAT MIGHT BE USED TO ACCESS, MODIFY, DELETE, DAMAGE, CORRUPT, DEACTIVATE, DISABLE, DISRUPT, OR OTHERWISE IMPEDE IN ANY MANNER THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF YOUR SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, DATA OR PROPERTY. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW, WE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR LOSSES CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, ACTIONS OR FAILURE TO ACT OF ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR INTERNET ACCESS PROVIDER.
Limitations of Liability
HOULIHAN LOKEY AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR SAVINGS OR OTHER ECONOMIC HARM YOU MAY INCUR OR SUFFER (REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE REASONABLY FORESEEABLE AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE) FROM (I) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY RELIANCE BY YOU ON THE WEBSITE, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE, (II) THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS THEREOF, (III) ANY DELAYS OR ERRORS IN THE TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR ANY PART OF THE WEBSITE, (IV) THE INTERCEPTION OR USE BY THIRD PARTIES OF ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US, OR (V) ANY OTHER REASON.
IN ANY EVENT OUR COMPLETE LIABILITY (AND THAT OF ANY OF OUR AGENTS OR LICENSORS) TO YOU FOR ANY REASON IN NO EVENT CUMULATIVELY SHALL TOTAL MORE THAN $500.00.
Our notices to you may include notice of important changes to this agreement. We may send any notice to any address you provide, including email addresses, so it is important that all such information you provide to us be accurate.
All right, title and interest in the Website is the exclusive property of Houlihan Lokey, except as otherwise stated. You may not access, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, frame, create derivative works from, transfer, or otherwise use in whole or in part any part of the Website, except for the purposes expressly provided herein, without our prior written approval. If you download any information or software from the Website, you agree that you will not remove or obscure any copyright or other notices or legends contained in any such information.
You have a limited, personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to view and copy the publicly accessible information on this Website for your personal noncommercial use. You are not permitted to resell or transfer any information obtained from this Website to anyone else. This license can be terminated by us at any time, at which time you must destroy all copies of the licensed materials. This license is conditioned on your continued adherence to all the terms of this agreement.
Houlihan Lokey, the Houlihan Lokey logo and other Houlihan Lokey trademarks which appear on the Website are trade names and trademarks of Houlihan Lokey, Inc. Houlihan Lokey is a trade name for Houlihan Lokey, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates which include: Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisors, Inc., a California corporation, a registered investment advisor, which provides investment advisory, fairness opinion, solvency opinion, valuation opinion and portfolio management services; Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc., a California corporation, a registered broker-dealer and SIPC member firm, which provides investment banking, restructuring advisory, private placement, merger, acquisition and divestiture services; Houlihan Lokey (Europe) Limited, a company incorporated in England, which is authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Services Authority and Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited, a company incorporated in Hong Kong, which is licensed in Hong Kong by the Securities and Futures Commission each of which provides investment banking, restructuring advisory, merger, acquisition and divestiture services, valuation opinion and private placement services and may direct this communication within the European Economic Area and Hong Kong, respectively, to intended recipients including professional investors, high net worth companies or other institutional investors; Houlihan Lokey K.K., a company incorporated in Japan which provides financial advisory services; and Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Investment Consulting (Beijing) Co., Limited, a company incorporated in Beijing which provides financial advisory services within the China region.
Tombstones representing completed engagements are posted to the Website for a period of 24 months and are selected based on Houlihan Lokey’s determination of the relevance and significance of the engagements to demonstrate Houlihan Lokey’s experience. Houlihan Lokey may choose not to post a Tombstone to the Website where there is a confidentiality concern or client approval has not been obtained or otherwise in Houlihan Lokey’s sole discretion.
The names of other actual companies and third-party products or services mentioned herein are the trade names or trademarks of their owners. You may not use any trademarks for any purpose including, but not limited to, use as metatags on other sites on the World Wide Web without the prior written permission of Houlihan Lokey or the third-party which owns the marks.
Houlihan Lokey respects the intellectual property of others and asks that our users do the same. It is the policy of Houlihan Lokey to respond expeditiously to claims of intellectual property infringement by promptly processing and investigating notices of alleged infringement and taking appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual property laws. If you believe that your copyrighted work is accessible on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information: 1) the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or of the person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf; 2) identification of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim is being infringed; 3) identification of the material that you claim is infringing; 4) identification of the URL or other specific location on the Website where the material that you claim is infringing is located (please be as specific as possible); 5) your name, address, telephone number, and email address; 6) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and 7) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Houlihan Lokey’s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Website is: Legal Department, Houlihan Lokey, 10250 Constellation Blvd., 5th Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90067, 310.553.8871, Webmaster@HL.com.
Use of Links
The information on the Website is made available for informational purposes only. None of the information contained in the Website constitutes a solicitation or offer by Houlihan Lokey to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments or provide any investment advice. The information on the Website is limited to the dissemination of general information regarding products and services. The information and services provided on the Website are not provided to and may not be used by any person or entity in any jurisdiction where the provision or use thereof would be contrary to applicable laws, rules or regulations of any governmental authority or regulatory or self-regulatory organization or clearing organization or where Houlihan Lokey is not authorized to provide such information or services. Some products and services described in the Website may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all clients.
You hereby indemnify and hold harmless Houlihan Lokey and its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, control persons, vendors, licensors and agents, from and against any and all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s and experts’ fees and costs) arising out of or related to (i) any use or access by you (or on your behalf) of the Website; (ii) any breach by you of any agreements, or representations and warranties contained in these terms and conditions, (iii) any access to or use of the Website by you in violation of any rights of Houlihan Lokey or any third-party, including, but not limited to, copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark, or other intellectual property rights and publicity and privacy rights, (iv) any access to or use of the Website by you in violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation, or (v) any unauthorized access of, or through, the Website to any computer system.
Full and Complete Agreement Regarding Website
These terms and conditions represent the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between you and us regarding your rights to access and use the Website, and supersedes all prior agreements and representations (whether written or oral), regarding this subject matter, except as is otherwise provided herein. This agreement is in addition to, and does not nullify, any other agreement between you and Houlihan Lokey governing the conduct of your relationship with Houlihan Lokey.
No waiver, modification or amendment of any of these terms and conditions shall be effective against Houlihan Lokey unless it is in writing and signed by an authorized official of Houlihan Lokey. We do not waive any power or right under this agreement even if we do not insist on strict compliance with any of these terms and conditions, or if we delay or fail to exercise any power or right given to us in this agreement.
All rights and remedies given to Houlihan Lokey in these terms and conditions are cumulative and not exclusive of any other rights or remedies which Houlihan Lokey otherwise has at law or equity.
These terms and conditions shall be binding upon you and your executors, heirs, successors and assigns.
These terms and conditions and your rights and obligations hereunder may not be assigned by you without the prior written permission of Houlihan Lokey and shall inure to the benefit of Houlihan Lokey’s successors and assigns whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise. Houlihan Lokey may assign this agreement or any of its rights or obligations under these terms and conditions.
Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these terms and conditions to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of these terms and conditions, and the remainder of these terms and conditions shall continue in full force and effect. A printed version of these terms and conditions shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings.
Choice of Law and Personal Jurisdiction; Jury Trial Waiver
This Website is created and controlled by us in the State of California, U.S.A. The laws of the State of California govern any disputes between you and us arising in connection with this agreement, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.
SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE IN AN APPROPRIATE STATE OR FEDERAL COURT LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND THE PARTIES UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Effective Date: November 2011
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Equal Employment Opportunity
Houlihan Lokey is committed to principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and, in accordance with applicable laws, does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or on any other basis prohibited by law.
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Business Continuity Plan
Houlihan Lokey is committed to protecting the interests of its clients in the event of a business disruption. The Business Continuity Plan summary details how the firm will respond to events that significantly disrupt its business.
The firm’s business plan addresses all areas affected by a business disruption of any type: data backup and recovery, financial and operational systems and assessments, alternative communications with clients, employees and regulators, as well as critical suppliers and banks, and alternate physical location of employees if necessary. The plan is designed to enable the firm to recover quickly and restore business operations as quickly as possible, safeguard our employees and property, protect the firm’s books and records and assure clients prompt service through alternative offices if the firm is unable to continue its business locally.
In the event of a disaster in one of Houlihan Lokey’s seven regional offices or geographical areas, there should be minimal disruption in service, and recovery will begin on local computer hardware as quickly as possible given the events. All critical financial application and data files are hosted from the Las Vegas area and replicated at an alternate remote disaster recovery site. This facility maintains redundant information at an offsite location as well. In either situation, Houlihan Lokey plans to begin recovery immediately and notify clients how to contact the firm through its Website www.HL.com and toll-free emergency telephone number 866.844.4549.
In the event of a disruption to the firm’s primary data center in Las Vegas, Nev., the firm will restore mission critical operations within the same day through the firm’s disaster recovery site in Dallas, Texas. Other functions will be restored within the week at the disaster recovery site using backup copies stored at the disaster recovery site. If you have questions regarding our Business Continuity Plan, you may contact Houlihan Lokey at www.HL.com. The plan is subject to change without notice. In the event that the Business Continuity Plan summary is modified, the updated document will be available at www.HL.com.
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Houlihan Lokey is committed to providing a safe and healthful workplace, protecting the environment, and conserving energy and natural resources. To that end, we are committed to being environmentally responsible within each of our offices and within the communities in which we do business. As a financial services firm, our operations generally result in a minimal direct impact on the environment; however, we will take a proactive approach to make environmentally friendly decisions a part of our daily routine. The Firm has adopted policies and guidelines that provide the foundation for the following corporate policy objectives:
- Conserve natural resources by reusing and recycling materials (including paper, computer equipment and printers) and purchasing recycled materials whenever practicable.
- Ensure the responsible use of energy throughout our business, including conserving energy and improving energy efficiency. Measures that have been adopted include encouraging and, where appropriate, subsidizing car pooling and use of mass transit; promoting the use of videoconferencing to reduce travel; and making energy efficiency a priority in purchasing products.
- Reduce waste by limiting the volume of printed material for internal purposes and utilizing electronic storage whenever feasible.
- Strive to continually improve the Firm’s environmental management system and performance.
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Houlihan Lokey (Europe) Limited
For the Regulatory Capital Disclosure Statement of Houlihan Lokey (Europe) Limited, please click here.
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