Facebook may use Goldman investment to buy back shares

Details continue to leak out about Goldman Sachs’ $450 million investment in Facebook (even though neither company has actually confirmed the deal). I think the most interesting tidbit comes from Dan Primack at Fortune: While some writers and analysts have suggested that the Goldman investment is a prelude to Facebook’s initial public offering, Primack (citing a “source who manages money for high-net-worth clients … including Goldman clients who have been solicited to invest in Facebook”) says it’s actually a way for the company to stay private.

SEC looking at secondary markets for Facebook and others

The secondary markets where shareholders of hot private companies like Facebook and Twitter can sell their shares could be facing greater government scrutiny, according to multiple news reports.