Job Description


Special Situations Group (SSG) is a global, multi-asset class business, specializing in principal investing and lending in all levels of capital structures on a risk-adjusted return basis based on rigorous analysis and diligence. Our strategies include Specialty Lending, Private Capital Investing, Lender Finance, Alternative Energy Investing and Real Estate.


Our core value is building strong relationships with our investees, which include corporations, financial service providers, and fund managers. We help them buy and sell assets and companies and provide growth capital and strategic support to achieve their potential. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for deep investment analysis, with individuals who thrive in fast-paced, changing environments.


Special Situations Group (SSG) specializes in multi-strategy thematic investing and lending across the capital structure, including private and public equity, venture capital (VC), structured finance, renewable energy, leveraged, high yield and distressed credits, non-performing loans (NPL) and real estate, across all industries and sectors.

SSG is the primary center for Goldman Sachs’ balance sheet financing and investing activity. The Group lends and invests Goldman Sachs’ capital directly to and in companies of all sizes, from small, growth stage companies to large, market leaders.

Based in Sydney, the successful applicant will be a member of the Sydney-based team, evaluating investments across Australia and New Zealand. The role will require the applicant to apply a fundamental corporate valuation skill set to help analyze, conduct and manage due diligence and execute transactions within a wide range of investment strategies. Applicants should be self-starters who can work independently with minimum direct supervision. The applicant must be a strong team player and communicator, with the ability to work directly with third parties including consultants, legal advisors, external operating partners and other market counterparties.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze potential public and private investment opportunities
  • Perform due diligence and valuation work across industries and asset classes
  • Work closely with senior members of the team in making investment decisions
  • Interface with external parties, including the coordination of 3rd party advisers and operating partners, as necessary


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-6 years of relevant experience in areas such as private equity (or other investing role), investment banking (ideally leveraged finance), or management consulting
  • Strong modelling (high proficiency in Excel) and accounting skills
  • Corpora
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