Goldman Sachs Alternatives – Private Credit Investing – London – Associate

Goldman Sachs
Published
28 February 2024
Location
Borough, South East London

Description

GOLDMAN SACHS ALTERNATIVES A career with Goldman Sachs Asset Management is an opportunity to help clients across the globe realize their potential, while you discover your own. As part of one of the world's leading asset managers, you can expect to participate in exciting investment opportunities while collaborating with talented colleagues from all asset classes and regions, and building meaningful relationships with your clients. Working in a culture that values integrity and transparency, you will be part of a diverse team that is passionate about our craft, our clients, and building sustainable success. Goldman Sachs is one of the leading investors in alternatives globally and invests in the full spectrum of alternatives including private equity, growth equity, private credit, real estate, infrastructure, hedge funds and sustainability. Clients access these solutions through direct strategies, customized partnerships, and open-architecture programs. The alternative investments platform is part of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, which delivers investment and advisory services across public and private markets for the world's leading institutions, financial advisors and individuals. Goldman Sachs has over $2.8 trillion in assets under supervision globally as of December 31, 2023. PRIVATE CREDIT A career with Goldman Sachs Asset Management is an opportunity to help clients across the globe realize their potential, while you discover your own. As part of one of the world's leading asset managers with over $2 trillion in assets under supervision, you can expect to participate in exciting investment opportunities while collaborating with talented colleagues from all asset classes and regions and building meaningful relationships with your clients. Working in a culture that values integrity and transparency, you will be part of a diverse team that is passionate about our craft, our clients, and building sustainable success. As a primary investment area within Goldman Sachs, we provide investment services to capital providers such as pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, financial advisors and individuals. At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally. From collaborative work spaces and ergonomic services to wellbeing and resilience offerings, we offer our people the flexibility and support they need to reach their goals in and outside of the office. Goldman Sachs' Private Credit team sits on the private side of the Asset Management Division. Private Credit is one of the world's largest alternative credit investing platforms with investment professionals based in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. Private Credit originates investments and invests third-party capital across senior secured loans, mezzanine/unsecured debt, preferred equity and opportunistic credit supporting buyouts led by Private Equity sponsors. The Private Credit team in Europe is a top tier platform in the European direct lending market and is consistently involved in the largest direct lending transactions. Analysts and Associates in Private Credit work as part of small deal teams responsible for identifying, diligencing, structuring, executing and monitoring corporate debt investments. Analysts and Associates are involved in a wide range of high profile transactions across the capital structure and in a variety of industries in support of transactions that include leveraged buy-outs, take privates, add-on acquisitions and recapitalizations, mostly for Private Equity backed businesses. The work is deal-focused and exciting, and will bring you in contact with a wide range of businesses, industries, Private Equity clients, investment structures and products. Responsibilities Originating investment ideas across the product suite of Credit via early engagement with relevant parties (e.g., financial sponsors / company management teams) Engaging in all aspects of due diligence and business analysis to develop and refine investment theses Participating in structuring, negotiating and documenting investments Communicating and defending investment theses to internal stakeholders and committees, including relevant AMD and Firm-wide Investment Committees Actively monitoring existing investments in the portfolio Building relationships with sponsors, management teams and internal GS stakeholders Qualifications Investment Banking and Private Credit/Direct Lending candidate with 2 to 4 years experience Strong quantitative, financial modelling, analytical and problem-solving skills Passion for investing with specific interest in credit / other structured products Excellent verbal and written communication skills Flexible and creative mindset; ability to analyze a variety of industries and businesses Ability to self-direct, analyze and evaluate and form independent judgments Ability to interact and build relationships with a wide variety of people

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