Senior Managing Director
Restructuring & Reorganization
is a Senior Managing Director in the Restructuring & Reorganization Group.
Since joining Blackstone in 1995, Mr. Leone has been involved in a variety of restructuring transactions, including AMF Bowling Worldwide, Arch Wireless, Barneys New York, CellNet Data Systems, Chiquita Brands International, County Seat Stores, CRIIMI MAE, Delta Air Lines, Euro Tunnel, Geneva Steel, Granite Broadcasting, G. Heileman Brewing Company, Horsehead Industries, Koll Real Estate, Merisant Worldwide, MobileMedia Communications, Mirant Corporation, and Net Serviços.
In addition, Mr. Leone has advised companies in Merger/Acquisition transactions, including the acquisition of LIN Broadcasting by McCaw Cellular, the acquisition of McCaw Cellular by AT&T and the recent acquisition of Calvin Klein Industries by Phillips-Van Heusen.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Leone worked in the Leveraged Finance Group of Salomon Brothers Inc. Prior to working at Salomon Brothers, Mr. Leone was an Analyst in the Corporate Finance Group of Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Mr. Leone received a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.