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POST DATE 10/12/2017
END DATE 2/3/2018

The Goldman Sachs Group New York, NY

New York, NY
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree




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.


The Activism Defense team is looking for an Associate with relevant experience to join the team.

The Activism Defense team, which is a part of the M&A Group in the Investment Banking Division, advises corporate clients with respect to shareholder activism, hostile activity and related transactions.

In this role, the banker will be required to provide advice to internal teams and external clients regarding preparing for hostile activity, activism, corporate governance and shareholder related issues. The banker also will work on live raid defense and proxy fight defense situations; help clients prepare for potential hostile activity; drive external and internal marketing and targeting initiatives; develop thought pieces on various topics; and work with client teams on execution of transactions. The banker will be expected to lead and manage multiple projects, be a principal point of interaction with clients, take an active role in developing and training the junior bankers in the team, and help grow the business.

Background/strong familiarity with capital markets, M&A and M&A-related shareholder and legal areas, and strong oral and written communication skills will be important. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, with a strong base of investment banking knowledge and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, they should be comfortable working on a broad variety of projects at any given time.

Basic Qualifications:
* Bachelors Degree
* At least 3-4 years of experience in investment banking or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:
* Outstanding academic record
* Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written


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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