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The Last Gentleman: John Weinberg of Goldman Sachs is dead

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There were two things we remember hearing about John Weinberg from our early days working in M&A. First, that he was a key figure in the “no hostile deals” rule that Goldman followed for so long (and which has since gone by the wayside). Second, that he opposed taking Goldman public—a move which enriched many Goldman partners but he felt was bound to change the firm’s priorities. Oh, and a third thing. Reverential talk about John from old-school Goldman executives used to drive the overworked junior investment bankers we knew crazy. Hey, guys, today you'll have to allow a bit of that stuff, okay?

John Weinberg, Goldman Leader, `Last Gentleman' Banker, Dies