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Goldman Sachs, 2016 GS IBD NR Houston Summer Analyst Opportunities, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11028

Mon, October 12, 2015

Explore this position and apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 11028


1. Register with your school’s Career Center in order to drop your resume 

2. Complete the Goldman Sachs online application at 


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 high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world. 


New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Irving, Chicago, Calgary, Toronto 


The Investment Banking Division (IBD) provides broad-based, global service with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, and equity, debt and high-yield financings. Investment Banking encompasses two areas: Industry Coverage Investment Banking and the Financing Group. This dual structure enables the firm to offer the broadest range of products and advisory services, furthering its ability to deliver best-in-class solutions to clients. 

Industry Coverage Investment Banking provides expertise across products, industries and regions. The firm’s team-driven approach to client service enables bankers to play an important role in building relationships and executing transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity / equity-linked and debt financings, joint ventures, restructurings and financial investments. Summer analysts aligned to industry groups will have a wide range of responsibilities, including financial analysis and modeling, preparation of presentation materials and company and industry research in support of live transactions and client relationships. 

The Financing Group originates and executes all financing initiatives within Goldman Sachs. Within a dynamic, market-driven environment, teams work closely with corporate clients, pension funds, financial sponsors and governments to structure and execute some of the largest and most complex financing and risk management transactions. The goal is to provide clients with the best and most innovative financing and risk management solutions across the full product spectrum, including equity, debt and derivatives. To achieve this goal, the Financing Group comprises all Goldman Sachs' capital markets departments, and works closely with other areas of Investment Banking and other divisions within the firm, including the Securities Division. 


Consumer Retail and Healthcare Group: The Consumer Retail and Healthcare Group (CRHG) advises clients in the consumer products, retail and healthcare sectors on a broad range of financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity / equity-linked financings, leveraged buyouts, equity IPOs and follow-ons, leveraged finance and investment grade debt financings, joint ventures and restructurings. The Consumer Retail and Healthcare Group at Goldman is a global platform with a strong presence in all major markets around the world. Key sub-sectors in Consumer Retail Healthcare include Beverages, Branded Food, Household Products / Personal Care, Apparel / Specialty Retail, Department Stores, Restaurants, Supermarkets / Drugstores, Biotechnology, Diagnostics / Life Sciences, Healthcare Information Technology, Healthcare Services, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals. 

Financial Institutions: The Financial Institutions Group (FIG) advises clients in the financial institutions sector on various financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity / equity-linked and debt financings, structured finance arrangements, joint ventures, restructurings, risk management and financial investments. Key sub-sectors in Financial Institutions include Banks, Specialty Finance, Insurance, Asset Management and Financial Technology. Summer analysts in the group will have a wide range of responsibilities that support live transactions and client relationships, including financial analysis and modeling, preparation of presentation materials and company and industry research. 

Financial Sponsors: The Financial Sponsors (FSG) group provides both coverage and execution banking services to our client base which is comprised of a broad range of financials sponsors, from the world’s largest private equity firms to some of the leading mid-market investors. The team assists clients across the life cycle of their investments, from investment-idea generation, asset acquisition and financing-through to monetization via re-financings, sell side advisory and IPOs. The group interacts extensively with all parts of the firm, providing an outstanding platform to learn from working firsthand with bankers across all product areas and industry groups. 

Industrials: The Industrials (IND) group advises clients in the industrials sector on various financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts (LBOs), equity / equity-linked and debt financings, joint ventures, restructurings, activism defense and financial investments. Key sub-sectors in Industrials include Aerospace & Defense, Automotive & Auto Parts, Building & Construction, Business Services, Diversified Industrials, Paper & Packaging, and Transportation & Logistics. 

Natural Resources: The Natural Resources (NR) group advises clients around the world in the natural resources sector on various financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts (LBOs), equity / equity-linked and debt financings, commodity hedging, joint ventures, restructurings and financial investments. Key sub-sectors in Natural Resources include: Energy, Power, Chemicals, Metals and Mining and Alternative Energy (Clean Tech and Renewables). 

Public Sector & Infrastructure: The Public Sector & Infrastructure (PSI) group cultivates underwriting and advisory relationships with state and local governmental entities, not-for-profit hospital and healthcare organizations, higher education organizations, public power and utility systems, transportation and mass transit agencies, sport franchises and other public projects by assisting them in meeting their short-term and long-term financing needs. The group focuses on origination, structuring and execution of a variety of municipal debt, derivative and public-private partnership transactions across the U.S. The multi-functional group combines client coverage with product expertise, capital markets expertise and deal execution. 

Real Estate, Lodging & Gaming: The Real Estate, Lodging & Gaming industry coverage group advises clients in the real estate sector on various financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity / equity-linked and debt financings, joint ventures, activism and raid defense, restructurings, financial investments and other strategic alternatives. Key sub-sectors in Real Estate include REITS (industrial, healthcare, office, multi-family, regional mall, shopping centers), hotels/lodging, casino and resort operators, slot machine and lottery companies, internet gaming as well as coverage of real estate and gaming sponsors. The Real Estate, Lodging & Gaming coverage group partners closely with the Real Estate Financing Group (REFG), a 50/50 joint venture between investment banking and Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities (FICC) that provides real estate financing solutions, as an agent or principal, for our clients across the real estate sub-sectors. 

Technology, Media & Telecom: The Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) group advises clients in the technology, media and telecom sector on various financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity / equity-linked and debt financings, joint ventures, restructurings and financial investments. Key sub-sectors in TMT include Semiconductors & Electronics, Hardware, Software, Internet, Entertainment, Publishing, Advertising, Broadcasting, Information Services, Cable, Wireless, RBOCs & LECs, Hosting and Satellites. 


Corporate Derivatives - The Corporate Derivatives desk helps clients develop customized risk management strategies through the execution of interest rate, FX and credit derivatives. The group works closely with our traditional Investment Banking coverage and the various financing groups (IGCM, Lev Fin, Securitization) to analyze risks in M&A and other strategic transactions. Once the hedging strategy is developed, the team interacts directly with clients to price and execute the trade. 

Equity Capital Markets (ECM): The Equity Capital Markets team originates, structures, and executes equity, convertible and equity derivative financings and solutions on behalf of Goldman Sachs’ global corporate client base. The group cultivates day-to-day advisory relationships with multinational corporations, private companies, governments and financial sponsors. The group is divided both by product (equity, convertibles and derivatives) and by industry (to mirror those in the Banking Classic) and works closely with many other areas of the firm, particularly Equity Sales and Trading and Banking Classic. 

FIG Financing: The FIG Financing group is a coverage team focused on analyzing fixed income market trends to provide financing advice to banks, specialty and captive finance companies, insurance and reinsurance companies, and hedge funds. Primarily responsible for debt and hybrid securities, but also work with multi-functional teams to analyze opportunities and cross-market products such as derivatives and risk management, convertibles, accelerated share buybacks and liability management transactions. 

Investment Grade Capital Markets: The Investment Grade Capital Markets team advises investment grade rated corporations and governments on capital structure across debt, hybrid, derivative, and equity-linked products. The group acts in concert with our traditional Investment Banking coverage effort and alongside the specific expertise of our associated product groups to execute Investment Grade financings. 

Investment Grade Syndicate: The Investment Grade Corporate Syndicate desk sits between capital markets, banking, sales and trading and is responsible for marketing, pricing, and distributing new corporate bond, hybrid and preferred stock USD issues for highly rated companies from around the world. 

LatAm Financing: The LatAm Financing Group consists of professionals situated in regional offices across Latin America as well as our New York headquarters. The team is responsible for covering sovereigns, financial institutions and a broad range of corporate clients. Transactions the team are involved in vary from leveraged loans and structured finance, including straight capital markets debt issuance, to equity and equity linked issuance. The diversity of clients and products we cover creates a highly entrepreneurial and creative environment. 

Leveraged Finance: The Leveraged Finance group advises, originates, structures and executes bank loan and high yield bond financings for corporate clients and financial sponsors, including LBOs, refinancings, M&A transactions and restructurings. The group focuses on the high yield bond and bank loan debt products and works closely with Bank Loan and High Yield Capital Markets & Syndicate as well as Banking Classic. 

Leveraged Finance Capital Markets & Syndicate (Bank Loans and High Yield): The combined Yield Capital Markets & Syndicate desk specializes in underwriting and syndicating bank loans and high yield bonds, which are key components of leveraged financings, including LBOs, refinancings, M&A transactions, and restructurings. Specifically, the group is responsible for helping originate, structure, market, price, and distribute bank loans, bridge loans, and high yield bonds for sub-investment grade, more high levered companies around the world. The desk acts as a nexus point of contact between the debt capital markets (including sales, trading, research, and buyside investors), Leveraged Finance and the industry groups, as well as issuing clients (corporates and financial sponsors). 

Liability Management: The Liability Management group is a specialized product group within Capital Markets that advises on and executes public and private debt transactions including tenders, exchanges, and consents often as part of broader corporate restructurings including asset sales, mergers, acquisitions and refinancing. 


IBD Strats are active in marketing, structuring, pricing and executing transactions for large corporations and institutions in the capital markets and M&A. We develop state-of-the-art quantitative and analytical methods for advising clients and building financing and risk-management solutions across products and industries. IBD Strats are both investment bankers and innovators that create analytics and scalable technology platforms that will shape the future of investment banking and how we connect with clients. Direct participation in client interactions, deal executions and other core commercial activities allows us to be in the optimal position to develop technical innovations that create economic leverage and differentiate the firm.Our team members are financial engineers, software engineers, and data scientists who share a passion for investment banking and the financial markets.The IBD Strats Group is the quantitative arm of the Investment Banking Division. 

Structured Finance: The Structured Finance group works with clients to monetize assets and cash flows through recourse and non-recourse financing structures. . Specifically, the group is responsible for originating, structuring and marketing highly structured transactions backed by a diverse set of assets, including domestic and international project finance assets, tech enabled lending platforms, film & entertainment related cash flows, commercial aircraft and related lease cash flows, catastrophe bonds, lfranchise royalty and intellectual propertycash flows, auto and student loans and adjacent industries. 


Mergers & Acquisitions Group: 

M&A Shareholder Advisory: "MASA" is responsible for analyses related to the capital markets implications of M&A, as well as marketing, advisory, and execution for defense situations across regions and industries. As part of its dual mandate, the team works closely with coverage groups to help clients with the tactical and structural considerations of merger transactions, the impact of trends in both M&A and equity markets, and engagement with key investors. In parallel, the team covers all live shareholder activism and raid defense assignments, and evaluates the potential vulnerabilities of corporate clients as part of our leading defense franchise. 

Sponosr M&A Execution: The M&A Execution Team advises our financial sponsor clients and their portfolio companies across a wide breadth of industries on mergers and acquisitions transactions. The group works across sectors to target, pitch and execute M&A transactions for the world’s largest private equity firms and leading private capital investors. The group focuses on the comprehensive execution of M&A transactions while interacting extensively with industry and product groups. As a result, the team provide an outstanding platform to learn the craft and techniques of M&A (valuation, negotiation, etc.) and get extensive exposure to various industries and parts of the firm. 

Strategic Advisory Structuring Solutions: SASS focuses on structuring complex M&A, debt, equity and other financing transactions through expertise in tax, legal and accounting issues. The team’s ability to integrate structure, financial 

acumen, market intelligence and distribution prowess provide clients with specific expertise. The team also drives the development of analytical tools to generate customized capital structure advisory solutions to facilitate financing and risk management transactions. 

Strategic Relationship Management Group: 

The Strategic Relationship Management (SRM) team has 4 main functions: (1) Provides Global Investment Banking coverage to large Single Family Offices, delivering clients access to direct, private-equity style investment opportunities including strategic M&A and financings, as well as offering ongoing strategic advisory on existing portfolio companies. Clients include some of the world’s wealthiest families, each with a unique investment strategy. (2) Focuses on providing ultra-high net worth PWM clients with advisory services and industry expertise within the Investment Bank, as well as access to the firm’s global resources in the Merchant Banking, Securities and Investment Management Divisions. (3) Serves as private-side GSAM coverage for IBD clients with investment needs stemming from financing or M&A activity. 

(4) Sources IMD cross-divisional client opportunities for both Private Wealth Management and Asset Management areas. The group interacts extensively with these areas on a global basis, providing an outstanding platform to learn from working firsthand across all product and industry groups and divisions worldwide. 


The Summer Analyst Program is a rewarding experience for undergraduates. By working alongside Goldman professionals, summer analysts learn the skills and knowledge necessary to become integral members of Goldman Sachs’ project and client teams. An emphasis on learning on the job is complemented by a brief training session. 

After the training session, summer analysts are placed into a specific group. By concentrating in a specific area, analysts quickly develop proficiency and participate in many aspects of financial transactions. Summer analysts are involved with teams of professionals at all levels who serve as both instructors and mentors. Within this environment, ideas are continuously shared and creative thinking and individual initiative are encouraged. 

Summer analysts will gain exposure to the firm’s businesses and expanded knowledge of the investment banking industry while developing important analytical and communication skills. As a commitment to summer analysts, all responsibilities, performance, goals and professional development are reviewed by team members both at mid-summer and end of summer. 


* A keen, long-term interest in investment banking 

* Drive, enthusiasm, creativity and excellent interpersonal skills 

* Strong quantitative and technical abilities 

* An outstanding academic record (recommended course work in finance, economics and accounting) 

* Personal integrity, initiative and leadership qualities 

* Strong verbal and written communications skills 

* Strong multi-tasking and time management skills 

* Ability to work as part of a team in an environment that demands excellence, time and energy 

Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet. © The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved.

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