Goldman Sachs' M&A Activities - Australia

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Goldman Sachs' M&A Activities - Australia

Within the past 18 months, Goldman Sachs has not merged with, invested in, or acquired any company in Australia. Goldman Sachs has also not been acquired by any Australian company. Its only subsidiary in Australia is Goldman Sachs Holdings ANZ Pty Limited. This company manages Goldman Sachs Australia Group Holdings Pty Ltd and Goldman Sachs Australia Pty Ltd in Australia.

Acquisitions Within the Past 18 Months

  • Goldman Sachs has not merged with, invested in, or acquired any Australian company within the past five years or more. It has only not been acquired by Australian company.
  • In addition, Goldman Sachs has not merged with any company in other countries within the last 18 months.
  • Since January 2018, Goldman Sachs has acquired six companies, most of which are based in the US.
  • In July 2018, Goldman Sachs acquired Boyd Corporation, an energy management company in Pleasanton, California for $3 billion.
  • Goldman Sachs bought out United Capital for $750 million in May 2019.
  • The company also acquired Capital Vision Services for $2.7 billion in June 2019.
  • Other companies acquired by Goldman Sachs within the past 18 months include Final, Slickdeals, and ClearFactr. They are all US-based companies which were each acquired for an undisclosed amount.

RESEARCH STRATEGY:

In order to find a list of companies that Goldman Sachs has acquired, invested in, been acquired by, or merged with in Australia over the past 18 months, we first prioritized Crunchbase, a company insights platform. There, we found that while Goldman Sachs has acquired and invested in a few companies since January 2018, none of these companies is based in/located in Australia. Next, we proceeded to scour Goldman's website for any indication of mergers and acquisitions it has been affiliated with. After going through news and press releases within the last two years, we confirmed our initial findings on the company's M&A affiliations. Its press releases mentioned that it has indeed not invested in, acquired, being acquired by, or merged with any Australian company.

We then resorted to Goldman Sachs' annual reports and SEC filings over the past two years. A list of its acquisitions and investments was provided. After looking up each company, we found that none is based in Australia. As a last resort, we looked at news articles on the company's mergers, investments, and acquisitions published by credible business websites like Business Insider but the same information was found. Using the above-mentioned strategies, we expanded our search to M&A affiliations of Goldman Sachs within the past five years. Still, no Australian company was found. We also looked at the company's investments and other deals done in the past 2 to 5 years but they all involved companies in Asia, North America, and Africa. Since these resources did not list any Australian company, we concluded that Goldman Sachs has not acquired, merged with, or invested in any Australian company within the past 18 months.
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