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Research the Goldman Sachs website. Using your research findings from the Library and the Internet, develop both an EFAS (External Factors Analysis Summary) table and an IFAS (Internal Factors Analysis Summary) table. The tables are to be submitted in one Excel file (one sheet for the EFAS and one sheet for the IFAS), separate from your assignment that will be written in MS Word.

You will be graded on your knowledge of the software and math in building the MS Excel tables, and on your ability to communicate in writing and present your arguments. The description of both your environmental and internal scanning process, including what factors you considered and why will be in your MS Word file.

In summary, you will submit two files: one file in MS Excel, and one file in MS Word.


EFAS - formulas, totals, brief details
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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Group Inc.) was founded in 1869 and is now a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to wide range of clients including corporations, financial institutions, governments etc.

As per Goldmansachs website, "It advise companies on buying and selling businesses, help them manage risks and raise capital, which enables them to grow, launch new products, build factories and invest in research and development." It also helps governments finance their operations. It assists in buying and selling equities, bonds, currencies and commodities to facilitate transactions by our clients in all of the key financial markets. This helps businesses of all sizes find the capital they need to help create jobs and fuel growth.

Its activities can be divided into three segments:
▪ Investment Banking.
▪ Trading and Principal Investments.
▪ Asset Management and Securities Services

Latest events
As per moneycentral.com, "

In March 2010, the Company's subsidiaries sold the La Francia mine and related infrastructure assets, including Concession 5160, and Adromi Capital Corp., the holder of the La Francia II concession, to a subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. In May 2010, Nexen Inc. sold its natural gas trading operations to a unit of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc."

Environmental Analysis
Environmental analysis is an essential element of formulating strategy. Srategy is about:
"* Where is the business trying to get to in the long-term (direction)
* Which markets should a business compete in and what kind of activities is involved in such ...

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