• Jul 18, 2013

    Blackstone Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

    To view the full report please click the following link - Blackstone's second quarter 2013 earnings release. Blackstone will host a conference call on July 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss second quarter 2013 results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1 (877) 391-6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 597-9291 (International) pass code 149 943 55#.
  • Jul 16, 2013

    Blackstone's Hedge Fund Solutions Business Set to Launch an Open End, Daily Liquid, Alternative Mutual Fund

    New York, New York, July 16, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced that Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (“BAAM”), its hedge fund solutions business, will launch its first alternative investment-focused mutual fund that offers daily liquidity. BAAM, which is the world’s largest discretionary allocator to hedge funds and has approximately $49 billion under management, is developing this custom solution for a strategic investor by leveraging its longstanding relationships with some of the industry’s leading hedge fund managers.
  • Jul 16, 2013

    iSIGHT Partners secures strategic investment from Blackstone

    DALLAS, TX. (July 16, 2013) – iSIGHT Partners, the leader in global cyber threat intelligence, today announced a strategic investment from Blackstone, one of the world’s leading asset management and advisory firms (NYSE:BX). This investment will help iSIGHT launch its recently patented, iSIGHT Partners’ Cyber Risk Management System (“iCRMS”), scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2014. The core iCRMS technology maps cyber threat intelligence data to security devices and delivers threat intelligence context at machine speed to security teams within organizations.
  • Jul 09, 2013

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Announces Second Annual Request for Proposals to Entrepreneurial Organizations

    New York, July 9, 2013. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced that it is releasing its second Request for Proposal (RFP) targeting organizations that focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, as part of the Blackstone Organizational Grants Program. The same commitment last year drew proposals from nearly one hundred organizations around the world, of which the top nine were selected to receive an aggregate of $1 million in grants. This year, $1 million will be awarded to additional organizations, with another $500,000 designated to organizations previously awarded Blackstone Organizational Grants.
  • Jul 09, 2013

    Shelly Lazarus to Join Blackstone’s Board of Directors

    New York, July 9, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Shelly Lazarus has joined its board of directors. Shelly joined Ogilvy & Mather in 1971 and became its Chief Executive Officer in 1996 and its Chairman in 1997. She now serves as Ogilvy’s Chairman Emeritus.
  • Jul 08, 2013

    Blackstone Strengthens West Coast Technology Advisory Practice

    New York, NY, July 8, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that it is bolstering its technology advisory practice on the West Coast by relocating Sean Madnani, Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Advisory Partners, to the firm’s office in Menlo Park. Mr. Madnani will lead Blackstone’s technology mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) practice on the West Coast and Asia. He joins Ivan Brockman, Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Advisory Partners, who founded Blackstone’s Menlo Park office and will continue to lead the firm’s software, systems, and internet advisory practices.
  • Jun 19, 2013

    General Wesley Clark and Former International Finance Corporation Head Lars Thunell Join Fisterra Board of Directors

    New York, June 19, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Fisterra Energy (“Fisterra”), a company owned by funds managed by Blackstone on behalf of its private equity investors, today announced that General Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, and Lars Thunell, former International Finance Corporation head, have joined Fisterra’s Board of Directors. Earlier this year, Blackstone, together with a management team led by Pedro Barriuso, the former Executive Chairman of Element Power and former head of Iberdrola Renewables, formed Fisterra to identify, develop, finance, construct and operate large-scale independent power projects, with a focus in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.
  • Jun 18, 2013

    Blackstone Announces Second Quarter 2013 Media Call

    New York, June 18, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host a conference call for the media on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 9:30 am ET to review second quarter 2013 results.
  • Jun 18, 2013

    Blackstone Announces Second Quarter 2013 Investor Call

    New York, June 18, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host its second quarter 2013 investor conference call Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 11:00 am ET. Steve Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Tony James, President and Chief Operating Officer; Laurence Tosi, Chief Financial Officer; and Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director – External Relations and Strategy, will review Blackstone’s second quarter 2013 earnings. The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1 (877) 391-6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 597-9291 (International) pass code 149 943 55#.
  • Jun 07, 2013

    Gafisa SA Agrees to Sell 70% Stake in Alphaville to Blackstone and Pátria

    São Paulo, June 7, 2013 – Gafisa S.A. (Bovespa: GFSA3; NYSE: GFA) (“Gafisa” or the “Company”), one of Brazil’s leading diversified national homebuilder, today announced it has signed an agreement to sell a 70% stake in Alphaville Urbanismo S.A. (“Alphaville” or “AUSA”), the leading residential community development company in Brazil, valuing Alphaville at an equity value of approximately R$2 billion, to funds managed by Blackstone and Pátria Investimentos.
  • Jun 03, 2013

    Blackstone to Present at the Morgan Stanley Financials Conference

    New York, June 3, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, is scheduled to present at the Morgan Stanley Financials Conference on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm ET.
  • May 31, 2013

    General Dynamics NASSCO to Construct Four Product Tankers for American Petroleum Tankers

    PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. and SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2013 -- General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that it has entered into a contract with an affiliate of American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a company majority owned by funds managed by Blackstone on behalf of its investors, for the design and construction of four 50,000 deadweight ton LNG-conversion-ready product carriers with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity. The contract includes options to build four additional ships.
  • May 28, 2013

    Pablo Calo to Join Blackstone’s Park Hill Group

    New York, May 28, 2013. The Park Hill Group, a division of Blackstone (NYSE:BX), today announced that Pablo Calo has joined its secondary advisory business as a Managing Principal, based in London. This business delivers liquidity and capital solutions to private equity investors and managers.
  • May 16, 2013

    The Wall Street Journal Features Blackstone's Investment in Ugandan Hydroelectric Power Station “Bujagali”

    Blackstone’s investment in the Bujagali Hydroelectric Power Station in Uganda was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal article “Private-Equity Firms Build Instead of Buy.” The full article can be viewed here .
  • May 09, 2013

    Blackstone Bolsters Aerospace and Defense Expertise

    New York, May 9, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Jim Albaugh has been appointed as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Albaugh will focus primarily on the firm’s private equity activities in the Aerospace and Defense sector, while also advising other businesses and clients across Blackstone’s diverse platforms. Mr. Albaugh was most recently Chief Executive Officer and President of Boeing Commercial Airplanes at The Boeing Company.
  • May 06, 2013

    Infonic AG and Blackstone Announce Strategic Partnership

    New York, Zurich, May 6, 2013. Infonic AG, thought leader in software for investing into hedge funds has announced a strategic partnership with Blackstone, a leading asset management and advisory firm.
  • May 03, 2013

    Deutsche Annington’s GRAND Refinancing awarded European Real Estate Finance Deal of the Year 2013 by The Banker

    Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE, Bochum, Germany (“DAIG”), has been awarded European Real Estate Finance Deal of Year 2013 for its GRAND refinancing by The Banker.
  • Apr 30, 2013

    Blackstone “Joins Forces” with White House Initiative to Hire Veterans

    New York, NY, April 30, 2013 – Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced it has partnered with The White House to support veterans and military families. Led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, “Joining Forces” is a national initiative to encourage private sector hiring of America’s veterans. Blackstone plans to hire 50,000 veterans across its portfolio of companies over the next five years.
  • Apr 26, 2013

    Deutsche Wohnen to acquire Berlin residential real estate portfolio from Blackstone affiliated real estate funds for EURO 369 million (*)

    Frankfurt (Main) / Berlin, 26 April 2013. Deutsche Wohnen AG is to acquire a residential real estate portfolio of approximately 6,900 units in Berlin from affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe III (“Blackstone Funds”) in a cash and shares transaction that will result in the Blackstone Funds becoming a 5% shareholder in Deutsche Wohnen.
  • Apr 22, 2013

    Blackstone Announces Acquisition of Credit Suisse’s Strategic Partners Business

    NEW YORK, April 22, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced an agreement with Credit Suisse to acquire Strategic Partners, Credit Suisse’s dedicated secondary private equity business with $9 billion in assets under management. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of the third quarter 2013. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.