Goldman Real Estate vs. Sponsors

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Can anyone provide details on these two groups at Goldman? I'm specifically interested in PE/HF placement, group size, group reputation, and group culture/lifestyle.

Also, I know that these two groups aren't as reputable as TMT / FIG, but are they still pretty strong?

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Jun 7, 2010

By sponsors do you mean the financial sponsors group? Because in that case, all you'll be doing is working with PE companies and their portfolio companies. And I would also say that it's a lot more reputable than FIG.

Jun 7, 2010

yes financial sponsors coverage group. I understand leverage finance is separate at goldman. How are the exit opps from financial sponsors?

Jun 7, 2010

I'm not sure for Goldman specifically but generally all FS groups will work closely with all Lev Fin groups and I highly doubt that exit opps will be very different between the two. Considering that it's Goldman, I'm sure PE exit opps from FSG will be top notch.

Jun 7, 2010

No FSG at goldman (just few senior guys doing FS coverage), all FS work done from the industry groups instead. Lev Fin as Goldman is by itself not that good, given that they have no balance sheet - doesnt compare to guys like JP, BAML or even CS. But the "Goldman" brand" will be such that you'll still have fantastic exit opps.

Jun 7, 2010

i'm not at goldman, but two friends of mine from school are analysts in the sponsors group - it definitely exists. Goldman doesn't have the strongest sponsors coverage on the street, but the goldman name is always solid

not sure about recently, but the real estate group has historically been pretty strong. Definitely make sure real estate is something you're interested in before joining that group though, as real estate is very specialized and may limit your exit ops to primarily real estate based opportunities

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Jun 7, 2010

thanks. aardvarkaa, do you know if your friends / their peers in the financial sponsors group placed well for pe/he opportunities after analyst years?

Jul 6, 2010

Well can't say exactly but in general all groups will work closely with all groups of Lev Fin and I doubt that the production of PPAR will be very different between the two. Given that Goldman, I am sure that PPAR FSG EP publication will be the first order.

Jul 6, 2010
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