Market News – 13Oct2015

  • Goldman Sachs will tweet and post earnings news itself, bypassing business wire services
  • London Stock Exchange to sell Russell Investments to TA Associates for US $1.15 bn
  • Visa to launch threat intelligence portal in partnership with FireEye
  • Saxo Payments looks to serve ecommerce growth with global payments infrastructure
  • A Symphony partner aims to enhance workflow with personalized, relevant data

Regarding Goldman Sachs news, the switch to direct news release will give Goldman Sachs more control over dissemination of its data. The firm had reportedly considered making this type of change for a while, and the increasing use of Twitter for data dissemination helped speed the decision, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started allowing companies to use social media to disclose material corporate information 2 years ago in 2013 and a growing number of other firms have followed suit, including Twitter itself.

Goldman Sachs BDC Reports Q2, 2015 Results

August 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Announces Third Quarter Dividend of $0.45 Per Share

Company Release –August 6, 2015

New York–(Business Wire)–Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:GSBD) announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015 and filed its Form 10-Q with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Earnings per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 were $0.50, as compared to $0.46 for the quarter ended March 31, 2015;
  • Net asset value per share increased $0.05 per share to $19.46, up from $19.41(1) as of March 31, 2015;
  • Investments at fair value(2) were $1,004.9 million as of June 30, 2015, up from $909.9 million as of March 31, 2015, representing a 10.4% quarter-over-quarter increase;
  • Investments at fair value(2) in the Senior Credit Fund, LLC (the “SCF”) were $255.9 million as of June 30, 2015, up from $181.0 million as of March 31, 2015, representing a 41.4% quarter-over-quarter increase;
  • Subsequent to quarter end, the Company received an Investment Grade credit rating from Standard & Poor’s and announced a third quarter dividend of $0.45 per share.

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