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Goldman Sachs sold majority stake in REDI to a consortium

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The Goldman Sachs Group sold a majority equity interest in REDI to a consortium of investors including BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citadel and Lightyear Capital.

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Goldman Sachs is retaining a significant minority equity stake in the company. Representatives from each of the investor firms will join the REDI board.

This transaction establishes REDI as an independent financial technology company. The consortium of investors enhances REDI's business by providing a broad range of benefits to the marketplace through an expanded broker network, broad cross-asset capabilities, expansive global coverage and industry-leading customer service.

"We are pleased to assemble an impressive consortium of market-leading participants to support the further growth of the REDI business and expand its reach to more clients, geographies and asset classes," said Darren Cohen, global co-head of Principal Strategic Investments at Goldman Sachs.

REDI's new headquarters are located in New York City, supported by five regional offices in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, London and Hong Kong. The core product, technology, sales and support teams associated with the REDI business will continue to manage and invest in the platform under the new ownership structure. Rishi Nangalia, who previously co-managed the Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading Business Development group, will serve as the company's chief executive officer.

"Our team understands the needs of the investment community and remains passionate about delivering technology solutions that will drive the industry forward," said Mr. Nangalia.

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