Direct Private Investing

Direct Private Investing is offered through the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (MBD).

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MBD is the primary center for Goldman Sachs’ long term principal investing activity, and Goldman Sachs has operated this business as an integral part of the firm for 30 years. The group invests in equity and credit across corporate, real estate and infrastructure strategies.

Since 1986, the group has raised over $145 billion of capital to invest across a number of geographies, industries and transaction types. With nine offices in seven countries around the world, MBD is one of the largest managers of private capital globally, offering deep expertise and long-standing relationships with companies, investors, entrepreneurs and financial intermediaries around the globe.

Our investing strategies are broken into two categories:


Since inception, we have raised approximately $89 billion of capital through investment funds focused on private equity, growth capital, infrastructure and real estate.


Since inception, we have raised approximately $56 billion of leveraged capital through investment funds focused on mezzanine financing, senior secured lending, distressed debt and real estate credit.