Investing and Lending

Goldman Sachs provides a variety of services to bring investors together with projects and organizations in need of capital.

These range from low- and middle-income housing initiatives to businesses of all sizes that are looking to expand. We invest our own resources and those of our clients, continually looking for new ways to turn opportunities into growth.


Direct Private Investing

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

Impact Investing

At Goldman Sachs, we believe that strong communities are the foundation of a prosperous society. Through our Impact Investing initiatives, we find innovative commercial solutions that address social and civic challenges in communities across the United States.

Launch With GS

Launch With GS is Goldman Sachs’ commitment to invest $500 million in women-led companies and investment managers. In our efforts to narrow the gender investing gap, we are also building a global network of business leaders to facilitate connections, share ideas, and uncover opportunities. Ultimately, we believe investing in diverse teams – diversity of gender, thought, and background – leads to outperformance and will drive growth for our clients, shareholders and communities.

Middle Market Financing and Investing


Middle Market Financing and Investing is offered through the Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group (SSG). SSG is a global, multi-asset class business, specializing in principal investing and lending in all levels of capital structures on a risk-adjusted return basis. SSG is the primary center for Goldman Sachs’ middle-market financing and investing activity. The group lends and invests Goldman’s capital directly to mid-sized companies.

Specialty Lending

The Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group is the firm’s investment platform dedicated to providing financing solutions to middle market companies based in the US, Canada, UK and Europe.

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Private Capital Investing

The Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing group is the firm’s investment platform dedicated to providing preferred equity and mezzanine capital to growth and middle market companies across the US, UK and Europe.

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Lender Finance

Our Lender Finance Group is the firm’s investment platform dedicated to providing secured asset-based loan financing to financial services and specialty finance companies based in the United States and Canada.

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Alternative Energy Investing

The Goldman Sachs Alternative Energy Investing Group is a dedicated platform deploying capital in the alternative energy sector through a broad range of financing solutions. The group is committed to the continuous development of the energy sector, from the conventional renewable energy sector to storage solutions and other alternative technologies.

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Real Estate

Our Real Estate Group is dedicated to providing debt and equity capital to commercial real estate investors, developers and companies across the globe including the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

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Principal Strategic Investments

The Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments group seeks to make long term strategic investments in fast growing technology companies that are uniquely positioned to benefit from a deeper business relationship with Goldman Sachs.