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.