Case | HBS Case Collection | September 1999 (Revised April 2006)

Goldman Sachs IPO, The

by Ashish Nanda, Malcolm S. Salter, Boris Groysberg and Sarah Matthews


Addresses the proposed IPO and raises questions regarding how agency costs may rise or fall as Goldman converts from a private partnership to a public limited corporation.

Keywords: Initial Public Offering; Going Public; Corporate Governance; Agency Theory; Financial Services Industry;


Nanda, Ashish, Malcolm S. Salter, Boris Groysberg, and Sarah Matthews. "Goldman Sachs IPO, The." Harvard Business School Case 800-016, September 1999. (Revised April 2006.)