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Investment Banking

We aspire to be the leading trusted advisor and financier to our clients, which include corporations, financial institutions, financial sponsors, governments and public authorities and boards of directors and special committees. The Investment Banking Division is at the front end of Goldman Sachs’ client franchise.

 

We strive to provide best-in-class advice and execution excellence on the most complex transactions across products in order to help our clients grow.

We are focused on being a significant financier and provider of capital-raising services, which, in turn, enables our clients to achieve their strategic goals.

We remain committed to a strategy of co-investing with clients.

How We Are Organized

Our global structure allows us to better serve the strategic and financing needs of our clients across all geographies and industries. IBD encompasses two areas: IBD Classic and our Financing group. This dual structure enables us to offer the broadest range of products and advisory services, furthering our ability to deliver best-in-class solutions to our clients.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Our bankers provide merger and acquisitions advice and services to our clients on some of their most important strategic decisions and transactions.

Our firm is a longstanding market leader in M&A advice, including sell-side advice, raid and activism defenses, cross-border M&A, special committee assignments and complicated merger transactions. Our clients are located across the globe and include businesses, private investors, government agencies, private individuals and families. We provide advice on a full range of transactions, including mergers, sales, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, raid defenses, spin-offs, divestitures and other restructurings.

Financing

The group structures and executes a variety of transactions, including equity offerings, debt issuances, and derivative transactions.

Corporate Derivatives

The Corporate Derivatives team works with corporations to develop customized risk management strategies.

Corporate Finance Solutions

The Corporate Finance Solutions team helps businesses structure complex transactions.

Equity Capital Markets

The Equity Capital Markets team works closely with public and private companies, governments and financial sponsors to originate, structure and execute equity and equity-linked financings such as initial public offerings, follow on offerings, convertibles and derivatives.

Investment Grade Capital Markets

The Investment Grade Capital Markets team provides guidance on capital structure across debt, hybrid, derivative and equity-linked products for organizations with high credit-quality ratings. The team’s syndicate desk is responsible for marketing, pricing and distributing new corporate bond, hybrid and preferred stock US-dollar issues for companies around the world.

Latin America Financing Group

The Latin America Financing Group consists of professionals situated in regional offices across Latin America as well as our New York headquarters. The team is responsible for covering sovereigns, financial institutions and a broad range of corporate clients. Transactions the team are involved in vary from leveraged loans and structured finance, including straight capital markets debt issuance, to equity and equity linked issuance. The diversity of clients and products we cover creates a highly entrepreneurial and creative environment.

Leveraged Finance Capital Markets

The Leveraged Finance Capital Markets team originates, structures and executes bank loans and high yield bond financings for corporate clients and financial sponsors. Some transactions include leveraged buyouts, refinancings and restructurings. The team’s syndicate desk is responsible for underwriting and syndicating bank loans and high yield bonds.

Liability Management

The Liability Management team advises on and executes public and private debt transactions including tenders, exchange offers, and consents. These transactions are often executed as part of broader corporate restructurings, asset sales and refinancings.

Strats

The professionals in the group develop quantitative and technical solutions for IBD's clients in partnership with teams throughout the Financing Group, IBD Classic, and the Securities Division.

Structured Finance

The Structured Finance team helps clients securitize assets, businesses and risks associated with acquisition financing and balance sheet management. The team’s product suite includes catastrophe bonds, film, entertainment and aircraft financing, and the securitization of franchise royalties, intellectual property, infrastructure, auto loans, student loans, and life insurance.

Industry Sectors

Consumer Retail

Consumer Retail Group advises its clients on a wide spectrum of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, derivatives and structured products, risk management, etc. We cover such industries as apparel, food and beverages, pet food and services, beauty and personal care products, restaurants, specialty and hardline retailers, department stores and supermarkets.

We cover clients in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. We work with clients of all sizes, which include corporations, families and founders, financial sponsors and other financial investors.

 

Financial Institutions

Our Financial Institutions group provides financing and advisory services to institutions worldwide, including banks, insurance companies, asset management firms, financial technology companies and specialty finance institutions.

With nearly 300 employees across the globe—and an expanding footprint in growth markets such as Latin America, Central Europe and China—our specialists offer a wide suite of products, including M&A advisory, equity and debt financing, structured finance and risk management/hedging.

 

Financial and Strategic Investors

The Financial and Strategic Investors Group provides advisory and investment banking services to a broad range of institutions including private equity firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and other investors.

We assist our clients during the entire lifecycle of their investments starting with idea generation, acquisition advisory and financing, through to the final sale or public market stock offering(s).

 

Healthcare

The Healthcare group provides advice and services across a wide range of sub-sectors, including: Biotechnology, Diagnostics / Life Sciences, Healthcare Information Technology, Healthcare Services, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals.

With experts in offices around the world, our team assists clients with a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings and other equity offerings, debt underwriting, and risk management.

 

Industrials

Our Industrial group provides investment banking services and in-depth transaction expertise to a wide range of industries globally.

These industries include aerospace and defense; automotive; building and construction; business services; capital goods; diversified industrials; transportation and infrastructure; and paper, forest products and packaging.

With professionals in offices around the world, the group provides the full range of Goldman Sachs' investment banking services, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, equity and debt financings, financial restructurings and risk management.

 

Municipal Finance

The Goldman Sachs Public Sector and Infrastructure group serves US municipal and not-for-profit clients including state and local governments, not-for-profit healthcare systems, higher education institutions, public power utilities, surface transportation and mass transit agencies, airports and seaports, and sports franchises.

Our group works with clients on a variety of transactions, including tax-exempt and taxable bond underwriting, private placements, loans, interest rate derivatives, and public private partnerships.

Whether it is upgrading public school facilities, maintaining bridges and roads or replacing water systems, US cities and states require financing to address their most pressing needs. For over half a century, Goldman Sachs has helped public sector clients get the funding they need to strengthen their infrastructure and build projects that promote growth.

 

Natural Resources

Our Natural Resources group works with clients in the energy, power, infrastructure, chemicals, metals and mining and alternative energy fields.

With offices in 14 cities around the world and in-depth experience in cross-border transactions, our professionals can advise on a range of complex transactions in this increasingly sensitive and crucial sector.

We serve over 1,500 clients internationally, working on a range of financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, equity and debt financings, commodity hedging, joint venture restructurings and financial investments.

 

Real Estate

Our Real Estate group provides financing and advisory services to clients across a wide range of real estate-related industries.

These include real estate investment trusts (REITs), hotel and gaming companies, retailers and public-sector entities. The group has sector expertise in retail properties, hotels and golf courses, shopping centers, office buildings, industrial properties, multifamily properties, development projects and casinos and gaming technology.

Our Real Estate Financing Group which includes our commercial mortgage platform in Dallas, TX, is responsible for the pricing and distribution of commercial real estate debt. This group focuses on the capital market execution, through loan syndications and securitizations, of both Goldman Sachs' originated loans and as placement agent for commercial real estate borrowers.

In addition to helping our clients raise capital for their projects, our professionals assist with mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other equity offerings, leveraged financing, commercial-mortgage-backed securities and more.

With offices on five continents, and an expanding presence in growth markets such as China, Brazil and India, the group offers extensive regional expertise—allowing clients to find new opportunities in countries around the world.

 

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Our Technology, Media and Telecommunications group provides insights and services covering a wide range of industries, including electronics, software, Internet, media, wireless and cable companies.

With experts in offices around the world, our teams help clients with a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings and other equity offerings, debt underwriting, hybrid instruments, risk management, credit advisory and other financial services.

 

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