Goldman Sachs Group Inc media sector banker Joseph Ravitch is leaving the company, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.
Ravitch, 47, was a driving force behind a number of media deals, including the creation of the YES television network, the formation of the NBA China joint partnership, and the sale of the New Jersey Nets and Seattle Supersonics basketball clubs, the paper said.
According to the paper, Ravitch is considering opportunities, but it is unclear what post he may take next.
Ravitch was the co-head of Goldman's media practice with Andy Gordon, who has been in the post since 2002, the paper said. Gordon will continue to run the group, it said.
Goldman Sachs could not be immediately reached by Reuters for comment.
(Reporting by Ratul Ray Chaudhuri in Bangalore, editing by Will Waterman)