McKinsey partner charged with insider trading tied to Goldman Sachs’ acquisition of GreenSky


Puneet Dikshit

Elizabeth Williams

A McKinsey partner was arrested Wednesday after being criminally charged with insider trading ahead of Goldman Sachs‘ recent $2.2 billion acquisition of fintech lender GreenSky.

A complaint unsealed Wednesday in federal court alleged that Puneet Dikshit, 40, exploited information he gained about his client Goldman Sachs’ pending takeover to buy profitable call options in GreenSky.

Dikshit, who had a lead role advising Goldman on the deal, dabbled with purchasing small amounts of options in the months ahead of the transaction, authorities alleged. After learning that a deal was imminent, however, Dikshit bought about 2,500 call options in the two days before…


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