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July 31, 2015 12:16 PM ET

Capital Markets

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, Chairman of Real Estate Committee, Chairman of Corporate Committee, Chairman of Infrastructure Investment Committee, and Member of Management Committee,
Age: 57
Managing Director
Age: 48
Managing Director and Global Head of the Principal Debt Group
Age: 57
Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Goldman Sachs Group, Merchant Banking Division Key Developments

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.

Expro Reportedly Attracts Investors

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) and Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) are reportedly interested in acquiring Expro International Group Holdings Limited from AlpInvest Partners B.V., Goldman Sachs Group, Merchant Banking Division and Arle Capital Partners Limited. Alpinvest Partners NV and Goldman Sachs Group are allegedly working with Goldman and Deutsche Bank AG on the deal. According to reports, Arle is soliciting bids while the other parties see an initial public offering as giving the best value. Aberdeen Press and Journal added that Expro and Arle has refused to comment on any speculation.

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