Goldman Lands a Killer Whale of a Deal


From a fees perspective, Morgan Stanley was the No. 2 bank in terms of equity underwriting in 2012. But now, with The Blackstone Group taking Sea World public, Goldman Sachs is the lead book runner on the deal, which includes a whole slew of the biggest names in investment banking. But which name isn't on that list? Why, Morgan Stanley.

Should investors be concerned that this bank's reputation is slipping away? Motley Fool financial analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson give investors some perspective on how to interpret this fishy new deal.

During the financial crisis, Goldman Sachs did so well pivoting to avoid the worst of the fallout that it had to downplay its success to duck public ire and conspiracy theories. Today, Goldman is still arguably the powerhouse global financial name, and yet its stock trades at a valuation of less than half what it fetched prior to the crisis. Does this make Goldman one of the best opportunities in the market today? To answer that question, I invite you to check out The Motley Fool's special report on the bank. In it, Fool banking expert Matt Koppenheffer uncovers the key issues facing Goldman, including three specific areas Goldman investors must watch. To get access to this report, just click here.

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