DOES this firm need any introduction? Thought not. Goldman Sachs’ name is
an industry gold standard in and of itself, offering investment banking services
to corporations, financial institutions, funds and governments. Goldman Sachs
invests its own capital alongside that of its clients, and its Merchant Banking
Division (MBD) has been the hub of long-term principal investing activity for
three decades. Since 1986, the group has invested some $155bn of leveraged
capital across countries, industries and transaction types. With nine offices in seven
countries, MBD is one of the World’s largest managers of private capital. It offers
expertise to companies, investors, entrepreneurs and financial intermediaries.
Goldman Sachs invests in communities, too, supporting development and
revitalisation projects such as affordable housing construction, job creation,
education, healthcare and more. That’s enough for the BV judging panel, which
is happy to grant Goldman Sachs the 2019 award for Best Investment Banking
Advisory Team (Global).