Oaktree Capital Management

Vice President

Job Locations US-CA-Brentwood
Job ID
Job Department
Power Opportunities

Company Overview


Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $100 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2017. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans), control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 900 employees and offices in 17 cities worldwide.


For additional information please visit our website at www.oaktreecapital.com.





We are seeking a Vice President to join the Power Opportunities Group, also known as the GFI Energy Group. GFI targets control private equity investments in mid-sized power and energy businesses. The Group manages approximately $1.8 billion in assets and is currently investing its $1.1 billion Power Opportunities Fund IV, L.P. This individual will work in the Brentwood, CA office, where the GFI team is based.


As a member of small deal teams, responsibilities will include the following:

  • Involvement with all aspects of the investment process
  • Conducting industry research and identifying sector trends and themes
  • Sourcing investment opportunities by networking with intermediaries, industry executives and directly with target companies
  • Performing business, accounting and legal due diligence
  • Evaluating, negotiating and structuring term sheets, purchase documentation, financing commitments, management agreements and related documentation
  • Interacting with portfolio company management teams, boards of directors and outside advisors to help drive value creation and report on their performance
  • Managing relationships with accounting and tax professionals, attorneys, consultants, advisers and bankers





  • Minimum 5 years investment experience with a top-tier private equity firm and/or investment bank
  • Some knowledge or experience in energy or closely-related industry strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated competency in all aspects of investment opportunity execution including: analysis, due diligence, company valuations, preparing investment memorandums; exposure to negotiations, structuring, funding and closing deals strongly preferred
  • Exceptional skills in analyzing investment opportunities, market information and financial statements.
  • Proven ability to understand complex deal structures


Personal Attributes


  • The successful candidate will have outstanding initiative and be a self-starter
  • The candidate must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • The individual must possess the ability to work efficiently on a small team in a fast-paced environment and handle a large volume of work, frequently with short deadlines
  • He/She will be team-oriented and collaborative and must possess strong integrity and professionalism




Bachelor’s degree with honors from a top university or college. MBA preferred but not required.



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