||Raffiq A. Nathoo
Senior Managing Director
Blackstone Advisory Partners LP
Raffiq A. Nathoo is a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone Advisory Partners LP.
While at Blackstone, Mr. Nathoo has been involved in both the Advisory and Private Equity investment areas of the firm. Mr. Nathoo has advised many of the firm’s corporate clients on a variety of domestic and international merger & acquisition assignments. Among the transactions Mr. Nathoo has been involved in are Northwestern Energy’s acquisition of PPL Corporation’s hydroelectric generation assets in Montana; Continental Energy’s sale of Semco Holdings to Alta Gas; E.ON AG’s sale of E.ON US to PPL Corporation; the combination of International Power plc and GDF Suez Energy International; NiSource’s sale of Northern Utilities to Unitil; the strategic and financial repositioning of Aquila, Inc. and subsequent sale of the company in a two-part transaction to Great Plains Energy and Black Hills Corporation; the sale of Cross Country Energy to a joint venture of Southern Union Company and GE; Northern States Power Company’s merger with New Century Energies, Inc. to form Xcel Energy; the restructuring of Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A.’s Opus One luxury wine joint venture with Constellation Brands; Sanofi’s acquisition of Sterling Winthrop Pharmaceuticals; and several of PepsiCo’s joint ventures in Latin and South America.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Nathoo was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Merchant Banking Departments of Salomon Brothers Inc.
Mr. Nathoo received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Community Trust as well as the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.