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08

Oct

2012

Today, Blackstone announced the launch of its official Facebook page. While the Firm has been active on Twitter since 2010, today’s announcement marks the next step in the expansion of our social media program. As we continue to grow globally, there is a greater need to reach our audiences using the channels that they use to get their information and given this, Facebook emerged as the platform of choice. (more...)
01

Oct

2012

Today, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation announced that it has approved a new $50,000 grant to Moneythink, a nonprofit that provides financial and entrepreneurship education through peer-mentorship to urban 11th-and-12th-graders in the United States. Its unique model uses customized curricula and college volunteers to make financial decision-making, career planning, and entrepreneurship practical, relevant, and fun for urban high school students entering the real world.   (more...)
23

Aug

2012

Tim Coleman discusses Blackstone’s Restructuring practice, the approach they’ve taken to advising clients, and highlights one of the Group's major Restructurings. Watch video interview here. (more...)
16

Aug

2012

Following a successful bond offering, which capitalized on record low interest rates to bolster Blackstone’s already strong balance sheet, rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Fitch reaffirmed the firm’s A/A+ credit rating.  This credit rating is the highest of any alternative asset manager and one of the highest of any financial institution. (more...)
13

Aug

2012

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced that it has approved a new $150,000 grant to One Hen Inc., a nonprofit that introduces young children to the principles of entrepreneurship. (more...)
07

Aug

2012

An independent, third-party audit conducted by Al Lewis, Executive Director of the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium (DMPC) and a respected healthcare authority, has named Equity Healthcare as one of only six vendors to validly measure healthcare outcomes. (more...)
06

Aug

2012

The Blackstone Launchpad program is a program that is meant to teach students how to use their ideas and turn them into successful business ideas. The office, located in the Student Center lobby, connects students with mentors, experts and resources to get their ideas off the ground. Photo by Matt Hafley. (more...)
06

Aug

2012

Blackstone’s Hedge Fund Solutions (BAAM) group was profiled in Hedge Funds Review, which interviewed Blackstone’s Tom Hill about the Group’s approach and what sets them apart from competitors. (more...)
06

Aug

2012

The following is an edited version of Tony James’ remarks on Blackstone’s recent 2Q earnings call on the need for pension plans to increase their allocations to alternative investments (more...)
02

Aug

2012

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Carl Schramm, former CEO of the Kauffman Foundation and author of Better Capitalism, lauded LaunchPad as one of two entrepreneurship programs in the nation that “show what does work”. (more...)
 

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