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  1. Goldman Sachs raising $5 bln-$8 bln for private equity fund: Sources

Goldman Sachs raising $5 bln-$8 bln for private equity fund: Sources

Goldman hoped to raise about $500 million from its employees and was aiming for an initial close by the end of the year, according to the source.

By: | Published: July 22, 2016 8:59 AM
Goldman sachs Reuters L The bank will contribute a tiny slice of its own capital to comply with post-crisis rules meant to make banks safer, according to the source.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc will start marketing a new corporate buyout fund of $5 billion to $8 billion, its first such fund since the 2008 financial crisis, according to a source familiar with the matter. Goldman hoped to raise about $500 million from its employees and was aiming for an initial close by the end of the year, according to the source.

The bank will contribute a tiny slice of its own capital to comply with post-crisis rules meant to make banks safer, according to the source. The Wall Street Journal first reported that Goldman Sachs was raising $5 billion to $8 billion for its private equity funds. (https://on.wsj.com/2agyHgg)

The new buyout fund is smaller than previous ones, less than half the $20 billion Goldman raised in 2007 for GS Capital Partners VI, the Journal also reported.

Goldman Sachs declined to comment.

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