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Company Overview of Goldman Sachs Group, Merchant Banking Division

Company Overview

Goldman Sachs Group, Merchant Banking Division is the private equity and venture capital firm specializing in equity and credit investments. Within equity investments, the firm focuses on private equity, growth capital, infrastructure, and real estate investments. For private equity investments, it focuses on acquisitions, expansion investments, leveraged buy-outs, recapitalizations, growth investments, and stressed/distressed investments. The firm seeks to invest across a broad range of industries in the Americas, Europe, and Asia (including India). It seeks to invest between $50 million to more than $800 million. For infrastructure equity investments, the firm focuses on investments in mat...

200 West Street

New York, NY 10282

United States

Founded in 1986

Key Executives for Goldman Sachs Group, Merchant Banking Division

Managing Director and Head of Corporate Equity Investing
Global Head
Age: 56
Managing Director
Age: 47
Managing Director and Global Head of the Principal Debt Group
Age: 56
Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Goldman Sachs Group, Merchant Banking Division Key Developments

PE Firms Reportedly Looking For Acquisition Of Orbitz

PE Firms are seeking acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:OWW). Bloomberg News reported that Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. was up for sale. Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. is expected to sell for $1 billion. Orbitz Worldwide, Inc has appointed Goldman Sachs to run a process, press reports said. Potential private equity buyers for Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. include TPG Capital, L.P., Vista Equity Partners, TA Associates Management, L.P., Technology Crossover Ventures, Warburg Pincus LLC, The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG), One Equity Partners LLC and Goldman Sachs Group, Merchant Banking Division, sources said.

Ontex Reportedly Aiming For IPO

Ontex BVBA is set to list on the Brussels stock exchange, with the group's private equity owners planning to sell about half of the company, De Tijd reported. Ontex is owned by TPG Capital, L.P. and Goldman Sachs Group, Merchant Banking Division. TPG and Goldman Sachs plan to sell just under half of their stake in the Belgian company, De Tijd wrote, citing unidentified sources.

Post Holdings Reportedly Agrees To Acquire Michael Foods Group

Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) agreed to acquire Michael Foods Group, Inc., from Goldman Sachs Group, Merchant Banking Division, in a $2.5 billion deal, reported Bloomberg citing people with knowledge of the matter. The deal may be announced as soon as April 18, 2014, said two people, asking not to be identified discussing private information. One of the person said that the $2.5 billion deal includes the value of Michael Food’s debt. One of the people said that Goldman Sach’s private-equity arm will reap a more than 260% gain on the sale. Andrew Williams, a spokesman for Goldman Sachs, declined to comment to Bloomberg on the agreement. Brad Harper, a spokesman for Post, didn’t reply to an e-mail seeking comment by Bloomberg.

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