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Should Goldman Sachs Go Private?

Should Goldman Sachs Go Private?

The rumor mill is generating a new round of commentary around the idea of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) going private.

Spin-Off Potential

In a conversation with Benzinga, Brean Capital's Peter Tchir said there is the potential for Goldman to spin off its investment banking unit.

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Theoretically speaking, if Goldman were to go private and break away from its bank holding designation, the firm would stand to avoid the restrictions placed on banks trading and storing commodities, proprietary trading operations and lending operations.

The Other Side

Twitter, meanwhile, shed more light on the rumor.

Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners Management shared his response to Tchir's thoughts:

A Third Opinion

Anand Sanghvi, head trader and founder of Sang Lucci Trading, said the bank could "feed the risk to its traders."

As a trader of Goldman's common equity, he added that the prospect of the bank going private made him "super bullish" because of its gifted traders and near-standalone ecosystem.

Shares of Goldman Sachs are down 0.37 percent on Tuesday afternoon.

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Apr 2021BMO CapitalMaintainsOutperform
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