Bloomberg reports that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein visited the Chicago headquarters of Groupon Inc. today to pitch executives on hiring his firm for a possible share sale this year. Blankfein’s visit reflects the rising interest in working with Groupon, a two-year old company that rebuffed a $6 bln takeover offer from Google Inc. (GOOG) last month and this week announced a round of funding said to value it at $4.75 bln. The startup now is considering an IPO that may value it at $15 bln, people familiar with the matter told Bberg news.
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