• MBD, Growth Equity, San Francisco, Associate

    Location(s) US-CA-San Francisco
    Job ID
    2018-45760
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Associate
    Function(s)
    Private Equity
    Region
    Americas
    Division
    Merchant Banking Division
    Business Unit
    PIA Generalists
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • 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.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (“MBD”) is the primary center for Goldman Sachs’ long term principal investing activity. Within MBD, Goldman Sachs Growth Equity (“GS Growth”) is a dedicated platform for venture capital and growth equity investments in leading companies that have built innovative technology or processes to transform their industries. Since 1994, GS Growth has partnered with more than 200 companies and invested more than $5 billion of capital across sectors including technology, software, media, healthcare IT, and business and information services. GS Growth seeks to partner with strong management teams to help companies achieve product, customer and geographic expansion. For more information about GS Growth, please visit: www.gs.com/gsgrowth.

     

    GS Growth is looking for an experienced program associate to join our team in San Francisco. The position offers an opportunity to play a vital role within a small team, gain valuable investment experience, and will provide significant exposure to senior management teams / Boards of Directors.

     

    Responsibilities

     

    The program associate position is a two-year commitment. The program associate will be an integral member of the team and will be involved in all aspects of the investment process including:

     

    • Deal origination
    • Technical and business due diligence
    • Financial modelling
    • Development and support of investment theses
    • Relationship management with target companies and entrepreneurs
    • Ongoing monitoring and support of portfolio companies

     

    Qualifications

     

    • Ability to interact and build relationships with senior management
    • Ability and desire to analyze a wide variety of businesses in the technology industry
    • Ability to self-direct, analyze, evaluate, and form independent investment judgments
    • 2+ years’ experience in technology investment banking, private equity or venture capital
    • Demonstrable passion for both technology-enabled businesses and investing
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Highly entrepreneurial and self-motivated
    • Strong work ethic and team-player

    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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