Goldman's $1.5B Danish Energy Deal Throws Govt. Into Chaos

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 8:15 PM EST) -- Denmark's government was thrown into disarray Thursday when the Socialist People's Party, one of the three parties in the coalition government, walked out over a deal to let Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquire 19 percent of state-owned utility Dong Energy A/S for $1.5 billion.

The remaining legislators barely got enough votes together to approve the deal, which will proceed as planned, according to the Danish government. But angry protests erupted throughout Copenhagen, brought by people who oppose Goldman or want Dong to remain in hands of...
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