Goldman Sachs Set to Hold Shareholders Meeting in San Francisco

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein
Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., has traveled to Goldman Sachs offices outside the New York area each of the past two years. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the top-ranked merger adviser to technology firms last year, will hold its annual shareholder meeting in San Francisco.

The investment bank will host the meeting on May 21 at its office at 555 California St., said David Wells, a spokesman for the New York-based company. Shareholders will elect the firm’s board and vote on whether to approve executive pay and other issues.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein has traveled to Goldman Sachs offices outside the New York area each of the past two years. The firm held the 2013 annual meeting in Salt Lake City, its second-largest U.S. location, and last year’s event was in Irving, Texas, home to the bank’s realty-management division.

Technology firms, many based in the Silicon Valley region of California, have been involved in some of the largest and most high-profile investment-banking deals in recent years. Goldman Sachs helped lead Twitter Inc.’s 2013 initial public offering and Apple Inc.’s $17 billion bond sale the same year. In 2014, it advised on more than 30 mergers and acquisitions that involved technology companies, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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