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AMD Private, Private Equity Investing, Associate, Paris

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 14, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Goldman Sachs Asset Management Division, Private Equity Team, Investment Team
Experienced Associate, Paris
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. Bringing together traditional and alternative investments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management provides clients around the world with a dedicated partnership and focus on long-term performance.
The Corporate Equity business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management invests in private equity and sustainability-focused companies. The group invests across a broad range of industries, geographies, and transaction types. We pursue a strategy focused on long-term capital appreciation by committing to high-quality companies with strong management teams and actively supporting their development, with the ultimate goal of creating value and harvesting investments within a three to five-year period.
Associates in the Corporate Equity business are part of a talented team of investment professionals responsible for the acquisition and management of investments. You will be involved in a wide range of high-profile transactions, which might include management buy-outs, take privates, add-on acquisitions, build ups, restructurings, recapitalizations and dispositions, with an integral role in the sourcing, deal process and value creation strategy.
The ideal candidate is an experienced Associate with a minimum of 3 years' full-time experience in buy-side role and a strong knowledge of the French market.

Primary job responsibilities will include:
  • Reviewing and analyzing potential investment opportunities with a primary focus on French opportunities, developing and promoting investment theses, working as part of an international team of professionals across Europe and Global offices
  • Based in Paris, with frequent travel
  • Playing an active role in identifying and sourcing opportunities, building relationships with key stakeholders
  • Managing team members across workstreams, and managing external advisors
  • Understanding and building up financial modeling for company valuation purposes
  • Undertaking significant due diligence responsibilities
  • Supporting and participating in structuring, negotiating and documenting investments, with a key role in managing internal and external stakeholders
  • Participating in the monitoring of new and existing portfolio investments, creating trustful and solid relationships with management teams and partners at portfolio companies

The successful candidate should have:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification and have an excellent academic and professional record
  • Minimum of 3 years' full-time experience in buy-side role. Experience in buy-side roles with specific coverage on France or within the French Private Equity industry
  • Experience managing team members and external advisors across deal life cycle and platform building
  • Strong financial analysis/modelling experience and analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a variety of industries and businesses and self-direct, analyze and promote independent investment judgments
  • Ability to interact and build relationships with a wide range of people across different locations, work effectively in a fast-paced environment and keen to take on responsibility
  • Open, flexible, positive and proactive attitude. Detail orientation and high motivation to effectively contribute to the team' success
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • French and English speaker is a requirement. Other European language skills are a plus
  • Flexibility for frequent travel outside of Paris

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