• Apr 22, 2015

    Blackstone to Offer 30-Year Senior Notes

    New York, April 22, 2015 - Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, 30-year senior notes of Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C., its indirect subsidiary. The notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by The Blackstone Group L.P. and its indirect subsidiaries, Blackstone Holdings I L.P., Blackstone Holdings II L.P., Blackstone Holdings III L.P. and Blackstone Holdings IV L.P. Blackstone intends to use the proceeds from the notes offering for general corporate purposes.
  • Apr 16, 2015

    Blackstone Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

    To view the full report please click the following link – Blackstone’s first quarter 2015 results. Blackstone will host a conference call on April 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss first quarter 2015 results. You can listen to the call by dialing +1 (877) 384‑4191 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (857) 244-7413 (international) passcode 197 089 58#.
  • Apr 10, 2015

    Blackstone Mortgage Trust to Acquire $4.6 Billion Loan Portfolio from GE Capital

    New York, NY – April 10, 2015. Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a $4.6 billion commercial mortgage loan portfolio from GE Capital Real Estate. The acquisition is a part of the larger $23 billion acquisition of the majority of GE Capital’s real estate business by investment vehicles managed by Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and by Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC).
  • Apr 10, 2015

    Blackstone and Wells Fargo to Buy GE Capital’s Real Estate Assets

    New York and San Francisco, April 10th, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) today announced that they had signed agreements to purchase most of the assets of GE Capital Real Estate in a transaction valued at approximately $23 billion.
  • Apr 08, 2015

    Blackstone Advisory Partners Asia Transferred to Comprador

    New York and Hong Kong, April 8, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that it has transferred its Hong Kong based M&A advisory business to Comprador Limited, an independent advisory firm which will be led by Anthony J. Steains.
  • Mar 31, 2015

    GridLiance and Blackstone Announce the Formation of a New Electric Transmission Company

    Kansas City, Mo. & Chicago & New York, March 31st: GridLiance GP, LLC (“GridLiance” or “the Company”) and Blackstone Energy Partners, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), today announced the formation of GridLiance, the nation’s first competitive transmission company focused on collaborating with under-served U.S. municipal, cooperative and joint action agency utilities (“Public Power”) to jointly plan, develop, own and operate transmission infrastructure. These new projects will deliver important customer benefits, including lower delivered energy costs and more reliable transmission service.
  • Mar 30, 2015

    Blackstone Announces First Quarter 2015 Media Call

    New York, March 30, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host a conference call for the media on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ET to review first quarter 2015 results.
  • Mar 30, 2015

    Blackstone Announces First Quarter 2015 Investor Call

    New York, March 30, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host its first quarter 2015 investor conference call on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Steve Schwarzman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder; Tony James, President and Chief Operating Officer; Laurence Tosi, Chief Financial Officer; Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director – External Relations and Strategy; and Weston Tucker, Head of Investor Relations, will review Blackstone’s first quarter 2015 results. You can listen to the call by dialing +1 (877) 384-4191 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (857) 244-7413 (international) passcode number 197 089 58#.
  • Mar 27, 2015

    B2R Finance Announces First Multi-Borrower Single Family Rental (SFR) Securitization

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- B2R Finance, a lender for single family residential rental property investors, today announced the industry’s first multi-borrower SFR securitization transaction.
  • Mar 24, 2015

    Land Securities sells Times Square, London, EC4, to Blackstone

    Land Securities has exchanged contracts to sell its 95% stake in Times Square, London, EC4, to real estate funds managed by Blackstone for £268.4 million. Completion will be at the end of July.
  • Mar 17, 2015

    RedOwl Announces Investment by Blackstone

    New York, NY – March 16, 2015 – RedOwl Analytics, the security analytics firm, today announced that it closed a strategic investment from Blackstone. The funding will help RedOwl accelerate the development of its insider-risk detection platform, IP loss detection capabilities and expand its global go-to-market activities. RedOwl’s software platform, Reveal, applies advanced analytics to the digital exhaust of modern enterprises to fundamentally tackle both compliance and security challenges.
  • Mar 16, 2015

    Blackstone and 233 South Wacker LLC Announce Definitive Agreement for Sale of Chicago’s Willis Tower

    New York and Chicago, March 16th 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) and 233 South Wacker LLC today announced that they had signed a definitive agreement for Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII to acquire Chicago’s Willis Tower. The Willis Tower is a 3.8 million square-foot office building in downtown Chicago and, at 110 stories, is the second-tallest office building in the United States and the fifth-tallest office building in the world. The building also features a top Chicago tourist attraction in the Skydeck on the 103rd floor, which provides 1.6 million visitors per year with unmatched views of Chicago and the surrounding area including from the “Ledge”, glass cubes which extend from the building.
  • Mar 09, 2015

    Harish Manwani, former COO of Unilever, Becomes Advisor to Blackstone

    New York, New York, March 9, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Harish Manwani, the former Chief Operating Officer of Unilever, has become a global executive advisor to the firm. Mr. Manwani retired from Unilever at the end of 2014, where he was responsible for managing Unilever’s P&L in all of the markets in which it operates.
  • Feb 27, 2015

    Blackstone Files Annual Report on Form 10-K

    New York, February 27, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE: BX) announced today that it has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.
  • Feb 24, 2015

    Bennett Goodman to Join Blackstone’s Board of Directors

    New York, February 24, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Bennett Goodman has joined its board of directors. Bennett is a co-founder of GSO Capital Partners, Blackstone’s credit investment platform, which currently manages over $70 billion in various direct lending strategies, leveraged loan vehicles and distressed investment funds. He joined Blackstone in 2008 when it acquired GSO and currently sits on the firm’s Management Committee.
  • Feb 23, 2015

    Blackstone Energy Partners II Is Oversubscribed at $4.5 Billion

    New York, New York, February 23, 2015: Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced the commencement of the investment period for its second energy-focused private equity fund, Blackstone Energy Partners II (“BEP II”), with total commitments of $4.5 billion. BEP II received significant interest from both existing and new investors, with demand well surpassing the fund’s $4.5 billion hard cap. Investors in the fund include a diverse group of U.S. state pension funds, corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and family offices.
  • Feb 17, 2015

    Vivint Solar Recruits Twenty Transitioning Military Service Members

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Feb 17 Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a leading provider of residential solar systems, announced today that it has extended job offers to all 20 graduates of the United States Department of Energy’s ‘Reach for the Sun’ pilot program at United States Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. ‘Reach for the Sun’ is an intensive solar workforce training designed to help place qualified transitioning military service members into the solar industry.
  • Feb 13, 2015

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Announces Third Annual Innovation Grant Recipients

    New York, February 13, 2015 – The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced that it has awarded grants totaling $3 million to twenty non-profit organizations that strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems and support high growth entrepreneurs. Now in its third year, the Blackstone Innovation Grants program targets organizations that focus on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Feb 03, 2015

    Blackstone Acquires 400,000 SQM of Logistics Assets in Germany

    London, 3 February, 2015: Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV (“Blackstone”) announces the acquisition of ten assets in Germany for its European logistics company, Logicor from TREI Real Estate, the real estate management and development company of the Tengelmann Group.
  • Jan 30, 2015

    Blackstone Forms Leading Utility and Heavy Equipment Platform

    New York, New York, January 30, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced the formation of a new utility and heavy equipment platform, Utility One Source, in partnership with three family-run businesses, Custom Truck & Equipment, Utility Fleet Sales and Forestry Equipment of Virginia (“FEVA”). Through this partnership, private equity funds managed by Blackstone (collectively with their affiliates “Blackstone”) will provide growth capital for significant additional investment in equipment, innovation and an expanded geographic footprint, which will ensure Utility One Source has the customer-focused solutions the industry requires. Importantly, each company will continue to be family-owned and operated following the investment by Blackstone.