Blackstone is hiring Credit Business - 2020 Off-Cycle Intern in London,United Kingdom

2020-03-18 Blackstone Blackstone

Job Description:

Employer: Blackstone / GSO

Job Title:  Intern, 6 months

Business Unit: GSO

Position: Full-Time

Location: London


Firm Profile:

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 asset management businesses, with $571 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.


GSO Capital Partners LP is the global credit investment platform of Blackstone. Our credit segment, which consists principally of GSO, has approximately $144 billion of assets under management. GSO is one of the largest alternative managers in the world focused on the leveraged-finance, or non-investment grade related, marketplace. GSO seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns in its business by investing in a broad array of strategies including mezzanine debt, distressed investing, leveraged loans and other special-situation strategies. Its funds are major providers of credit for small and middle-market companies and they also advance rescue financing to help distressed companies.


Job Description:

The internship will offer exposure across our illiquid, private capital strategies in Europe, which include distressed, special situations and performing. The majority of the businesses we invest in see us deliver value as a private equity like sponsor and hence the role will include private equity style due diligence and analysis.

Interns are generalists and participate in all aspects of projects and can expect to work on a number of assignments at one time. Due to the relatively small size of the professional staff, deal teams are typically small and interns are therefore expected to assume important and integral roles. Interns are intimately involved with screening, analyzing and structuring of investment opportunities and regularly attend client and internal meetings, negotiations, and due diligence sessions.



Typically, work will include private-equity style due diligence and financial analysis, modelling, research, competitive analysis and benchmarking, development of presentations, assistance in the execution of transactions, and drafting of investment memoranda. As well as being involved in specific investment processes, candidates will help lead individual research projects, focused on either specific industries or companies.



In addition to strong analytical and quantitative skills, the successful candidate should have a strong academic track record, strong English communication skills, and a desire to work in a team environment, often under pressure. Prior investment banking or buy-side internship or comparable is a prerequisite as well as solid knowledge of accounting and finance and relative value.


Availability and Application Process:

Ideally, the successful candidate would be available to start in June / July, for a period of 6 months, however the team can be flexible for the right candidate.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply on our careers website. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis so we recommend applying as soon as possible. Interviews will take place in the London office. 


If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).


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