Private Equity - 2021 Analyst
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $564 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis.
Blackstone Private Equity Overview
With $184 billion of assets under management, Blackstone’s private equity business has been a global leader since 1985. We uncover value by identifying great companies and enhancing their performance by providing strategic capital and outstanding management talent. We aim to grow stronger enterprises, create jobs, and enable our portfolio companies to build lasting value for our investors, their employees and all stakeholders.
Blackstone’s private equity group offers analysts the chance to engage in the direct acquisition of large and midsized companies in a variety of sectors worldwide. The investment process develops both the financial skills of investment banking and the strategic thinking of management consulting. As a result, this analyst programme offers a unique experience among financial firms, enabling our analysts to develop a well-rounded and fine-tuned business mind.
Analysts at Blackstone have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of projects and be staffed on a number of assignments at once. Due to the relatively small size of the professional staff, analysts can assume integral roles on deal teams. Analysts are involved with the development, structuring and financing of transactions and regularly attend internal meetings, negotiations and due diligence sessions.
Primary responsibilities will include:
- financial analysis and modelling
- investment research
- competitive analysis
- assistance in the execution of transactions
- drafting of memoranda for internal and external use
- communications with portfolio company senior management
Analysts will work on a wide range of transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, recapitalisations, private placements and leveraged buyouts.
Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent, and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavours. In addition to strong analytical and quantitative skills, the successful candidate should (have):
- strong communication skills
- a demonstrated ability to write effectively
- be a collaborative team player
- excellent attention to detail
- good judgment
- perseverance and stamina
- contribute to a positive culture
- show selfless commitment
- presence and poise
Knowledge of accounting and finance and experience of investment banking are desirable.
To be considered for the 2021 Analyst programme, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or masters student
- Anticipated graduation date: 2021
CV must include expected graduation month/year and grade and should be in PDF format