Merchant Banking Division (Private equity), LonDon GOLDMAN SACHS

Merchant Banking Division
(Private Equity), London
Six Month Internships starting in Apr/May and Sept/Oct 2014 in our London Office
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 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 high-net-worth individuals. Goldman Sachs has provided
investment management services since 1869. The firm has a rich history of innovation, pioneering institutional
trading, block trading, risk arbitrage, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions services.
In Europe, Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area focuses on investing in private equity across a broad range of industries
and geographies including infrastructure and infrastructure-related assets and companies in primarily developed markets.
Principal investing engages in purchasing equity, private subordinated debt, mezzanine capital or senior secured loans in mostly
competitively bid transactions and working with management and operating partners to enhance the value of purchased
companies. The ultimate objective is to harvest such investments within a 3 to 5 year period.
Intern Responsibilities:
Researching and assessing potential investment opportunities, both qualitatively and quantitatively
Building and operating complex financial models for company valuation purposes
Participating in business analysis to help team form a view on the merits of a potential investment
Contributing to the preparation of discussion materials on proposed investment opportunities for the consideration
of the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Investment Committee
• Participating in the monitoring of new and existing portfolio investments, and attending monitoring sessions with
the portfolio companies’ management
Experience/ Skills:
Finalorpenultimateyearundergraduateor masters students withexposuretoeconomy/finance
Preferably 3-month+ work experience in corporate finance/ M&A but not pre-requisite
Strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work well under pressure
Strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary due to high level of interaction
with other divisions, advisors and potential targets
• Languages: Fluent in English and German. Other European languages strongly appreciated
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Application Deadline:
Tuesday 11 March, 2014
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