Goldman Sachs & Co. Merchant Banking Division, French Corporate Private Credit, Associate, London in London, United Kingdom

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

MERCHANT BANKING

We invest in corporate equity and debt, real estate equity and debt, and infrastructure-related assets and companies. Merchant Banking operates on a global platform and our team works in a fast-paced, exciting environment. We look for individuals with versatile skills and a passion for investing.

Team Description The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a bank holding company and a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world. The Merchant Banking Division invests third party investors’ capital alongside GS capital in a broad range of strategies including corporate private credit, corporate private equity, real estate and infrastructure. The Private Credit team originates investments across the capital structure including senior and subordinated debt and opportunistic credit. The Private Credit platform is one of the largest in the world based on fund size and assets under management.

HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

Responsibilities

  • Coverage: Maintaining active dialogue with financial sponsors, management teams and advisors

  • Origination: Originating investment ideas across the product suite of the Private Credit team via early engagement with sponsors, companies and advisors

  • Due Diligence and Execution: Engaging in all aspects of due diligence and business analysis, documentation and other analysis to support an investment decision at the MBD Investment Committee

  • Investment Monitoring: Active monitoring of investments in the portfolio

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Basic Qualifications

  • Fluency in French is required

  • Ideal candidate would have between 3 to 4 years of buy-side experience (private credit, public credit, private equity, credit hedge fund, opportunistic/distressed fund) as well as an excellent academic record; candidates with 3 to 4 years of experience in Investment Banking (ideally Leveraged Finance) will also be considered

  • Strong quantitative, financial modelling, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Passion for fundamental credit investing

  • Entrepreneurial streak with an ability to drive an idea from start to finish

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Team player with ability to work in small teams and mentor junior professionals

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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Job ID 2017-14936

Schedule Type Full Time

Level Associate

Function(s) Private Equity

Location(s) UK-London

Region EMEA

Division Merchant Banking Division

Business Unit MBD Regional

Employment Type Employee