Overview
Our investments span a wide range of industries around the world in established and growth-oriented businesses alike. Playing a vital role in helping companies realize their growth potential, we uncover value by identifying great companies and enhancing their performance by providing patient capital and operating support to strong management teams. Our approach helps our portfolio companies grow core businesses, launch new initiatives, make transformative acquisitions and upgrade technologies and systems to support their long-term strategy.

We provide more than just capital. We seek to make the companies we invest in stronger through a bottoms-up strategy of transformation. Crucially, we bring the expertise of our Portfolio Operations Group to provide strategic guidance on a variety of operational improvements, including revenue growth, procurement, leadership development, lean process and IT optimization, energy sustainability, and employee health care.


DRIVING

Transformative Impact


We strive to create value by investing in great businesses where our capital, strategic insight, global relationships and operational support can drive transformation that unlocks the company’s potential. In addition to benefiting our investors, the improvements in growth and global competitiveness benefit workers, communities and other stakeholders.

We are patient investors who practice the art of the long view, and are committed to achieving the best long-term outcomes for our businesses and our investors.

DISCIPLINED

Due Diligence


Our investment approach is based on a disciplined due diligence process that measures risk while identifying the catalysts for increased value. We purposefully engage only in friendly transactions and work with talented management teams to achieve transformative results. Our specialized Portfolio Operations Group helps to maximize value by improving processes across varied elements of a business’s operations.

The returns that these investments earn for our investors – pension funds, academic and charitable institutions, governments and other institutions, as well as retail investors – help to secure and grow the assets needed to support retirees and fund essential programs.

$94 billion AUM
Blackstone is a global leader in private equity, with $94 billion in assets under management through our opportunistic and private equity segments.
Over 87 Portfolio
Companies
Our portfolio of over 87 companies with over $78 billion in combined annual revenue employs more than 520,000 people around the world.
Over 250 Private Equity
Professionals
Our team of over 250 private equity professionals around the world are based out of offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
All numbers are as of December 31, 2015.
$37billion
Available Capital to Invest
We are constantly looking for situations where we see something, or we are able to add value in a way that our competitors don't. Our people feel the obligation to go out there and find special situations where we can intervene to drive change.
- Joseph Baratta
Global Head of Private Equity


Pro-active, targeted sourcing

Sector-based, theme-driven deal sourcing is the primary responsibility and mandate of our investment professionals. We aim to source high-quality and proprietary investment opportunities by proactively developing and leveraging strong relationships with companies and key deal intermediaries. At regular pipeline meetings with sector teams, we review potential opportunities and determine what resources – both internal and external – are best suited to pursue those opportunities.


Value-oriented discipline

In determining value for new investments, we focus on a business’s current outlook and judge the predictability of that outlook over time, while also factoring in what we can do for the business to drive even better outcomes after our acquisition.


Transformational operating improvements

We actively target companies in which significant value can be created through clear strategic and operational change, and created our Portfolio Operations Group to provide hands-on support to help our portfolio companies become more productive, efficient and valuable. Once a company joins the portfolio, we help management craft a plan to reach their full potential over the long term, and provide assistance as they put this plan into practice.

Our Portfolio

We are proud of Blackstone’s role as a positive economic catalyst for the companies in our Corporate Private Equity portfolio. We work to identify, invest in and enhance the value of great businesses.

Global in scope, our Corporate Private Equity group has offices in New York, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong. As of December 31, 2015, our Corporate Private Equity funds held interests in 87 companies.

 
  • Investor Documents
  • Distribution History
  • Corporate Governance
SHARES
NAV/Share: $1,268.99
As of 05/31/2015
  • Prospectus
  • Statement of Additional Information
  • Privacy Notice
  • Semi-Annual Report
SHARES
NAV/Share: $1,268.99
As of 05/31/2015
  • SEC Filings
  • Documents for Tender Offer on Sept 20, 2015
  • Fact Card
  • 2014 Distribution Information
  • Investor Documents
  • Distribution History
  • Corporate Governance
SHARES
NAV/Share: $1,268.99
As of 05/31/2015
  • Prospectus
  • Statement of Additional Information
  • Privacy Notice
  • Semi-Annual Report
SHARES
NAV/Share: $1,268.99
As of 05/31/2015
  • SEC Filings
  • Documents for Tender Offer on Sept 20, 2015
  • Fact Card
  • 2014 Distribution Information