IBD, Classic, M&A Shareholder Advisory, New York, Analyst/Associate

Location(s) US-NY-New York
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Schedule Type
Full Time
Financial Modeling/Research - Early Career
Investment Banking Division
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M&A Group
Employment Type


Our division works on some of the most complex financial challenges and transactions in the market today. Whether advising on a merger, providing financial solutions for an acquisition, or structuring an initial public offering, we handle projects that help clients at major milestones. We work with corporations, pension funds, financial sponsors, and governments and are team of strong analytical thinkers, who have a passion for producing out-of-the-box ideas



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The M&A Activism and Shareholder Advisory (“ASA”) team is responsible for helping clients stay ahead of and respond to challenges by shareholder activists and hostile raiders, and is a key subject matter expert on activism, shareholder engagement and corporate governance. The ASA team is looking for a candidate to join the team in an Analyst capacity in New York.


In this role, the Analyst will play an important role, including developing client materials and presentations on shareholder activism; conducting primary research into activism campaigns, activist investors, shareholder dynamics and corporate governance, developing analytical exhibits to be used in client presentations, and working on project-specific analysis and live activism situations. The role involves working with bankers across various industry groups and geographies and provides the opportunity to develop expertise on the topic. 


This individual will play an important role in working with the broader ASA team and senior bankers on activism related matters, including developing and expanding our subject matter knowledge related to activism, shareholders and corporate governance and working on live situations. This individual will also help build out and maintain our thought leadership to ensure that our bankers and clients have the full benefit of our extensive understanding of these topics. This individual will be responsible for:

  • Developing tailored analysis in support of individual teams
  • Working on live activism and raid defense situations as part of the broader GS Investment Banking team
  • Conducting market research and surveillance on relevant activism, shareholder and governance trends
  • Writing thought leadership related to new events and market developments
  • Analyzing key trends in the market
  • Maintaining investor profiles and enhancing relevant insights regarding major activist funds
  • Creating quantitative and qualitative analysis regarding activism vulnerability
  • Deploying product-specific data resources.


  • Outstanding academic record
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Personal integrity, initiative and leadership qualities
  • Strong research and both qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
  • Strong judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills and comfort working in a team environment



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