Goldman to Offer Facebook Shares Only to Non-U.S. Clients

Goldman Sachs Group is excluding U.S. clients from Facebook’s private offering that could soar to as much as $1.5 billion because of “intense media attention.”

In a statement provided to The Wall Street Journal, Goldman said the move came after officials at the New York securities firm “concluded the level of media attention might not be consistent with the proper completion of a U.S. private placement under U.S. law.”

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