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Besieged by Activist Investors? Goldman Now Has an App for That

  • Software gauges risk that raiders will target a public company
  • It’s part of a push to automate some investment bank functions
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Morgan Stanley, Goldman Using Tech to Give Clients an Edge

It used to take Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bankers days to analyze a company’s vulnerability to activist investors. Now, the firm is launching an app that lets clients do it themselves in seconds.

Goldman Sachs has spent two years quietly developing “Jupiter,” a program that sifts historical data on a company’s shareholders, then combines that with other information to rate its vulnerability to activists. The firm will offer the app in coming weeks to clients that could become targets of corporate raiders.