• Feb 28, 2014

    Don Anderson to Join Board of Green Building Certification Institute

    New York, NY, February 28, 2014. Don Anderson, Chief Sustainability Officer for Blackstone’s private equity business, has been elected to the Board of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). GBCI was established in 2008 to administer certifications and professional designations under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating Systems™.
  • Feb 27, 2014

    Versace Chooses Blackstone to Accelerate the Company's Growth

    Milan, 27 February, 2014 – GIVI Holding SPA and Gianni Versace SPA (“Versace”) today announce that they have signed an agreement with private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) pursuant to which Blackstone will inject €150 million of fresh capital into the Company and will acquire €60 million in stock from GIVI Holding SPA.
  • Feb 27, 2014

    Blackstone to Present at Citi’s 2014 Asset Management, Broker Dealer and Exchanges Investor Conference

    New York, NY, February 27, 2014. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that Laurence Tosi, Chief Financial Officer, will present at Citi’s 2014 Asset Management, Broker Dealer and Exchanges Investor Conference in New York on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2:15 pm EST.
  • Feb 26, 2014

    Blackstone Advisory Partners Bolsters Energy Practice

    New York, NY, February 26, 2014. Blackstone Advisory Partners (“BAP”), the financial advisory arm of Blackstone (NYSE:BX), today announced that Keith Lord and Dayan Abeyaratne will join BAP’s Energy, Power and Renewables Advisory Practice. Both will serve as Managing Directors, augmenting the business’ growing energy practice. Earlier this year, Blackstone announced that James (“Jim”) Schaefer joined BAP to lead the Energy, Power and Renewables practice.
  • Feb 21, 2014

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Announces Expansion of Successful Campus Entrepreneurship Program “Blackstone LaunchPad” to California

    Los Angeles, California, February 21st, 2014 – The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced another expansion of its campus entrepreneurship program, Blackstone LaunchPad, to Southern California. Southern California becomes the sixth Blackstone LaunchPad region, following Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Montana.
  • Feb 20, 2014

    Cylance Announces $20 Million in Series B Funding

    Irvine, CA February 20, 2014 - Cylance, the first math-based threat detection and prevention company, today announced it has closed $20 million in Series B funding, supported by Blackstone, Khosla Ventures, Fairhaven Capital and a group of private investors. The funding will help Cylance accelerate its artificial intelligence platform and go-to-market strategy in the advanced endpoint threat detection and prevention market.
  • Feb 19, 2014

    Blackstone Continues Efforts to Support Veterans

    Dallas, TX, February 19, 2014: Blackstone Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman today attended the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative Summit. The day-long summit brings together leaders from across the private, public, and non-profit sectors to examine how Americans can more effectively support post-9/11 veterans and their families. Mr. Schwarzman participated in a panel discussion with General Peter Pace to address the importance of this issue and various ways to encourage hiring among returning servicemen in both the public and private sectors.
  • Feb 07, 2014

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Announces Second Annual Organizational Grant Recipients

    New York, February 7, 2014 – The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced that it has awarded grants totaling $1.6 million to seventeen non-profit organizations. The grants were made through the Blackstone Organizational Grants Program, an annual program targeting organizations that focus on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, now in its second year. Through this program, The Blackstone Charitable Foundation is helping innovative organizations pilot, expand or replicate projects or programs that will catalyze the growth of successful businesses, industries, and communities in their regions.
  • Jan 31, 2014

    Blackstone to Present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum

    New York, NY, January 31, 2014. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that J. Tomilson Hill, Vice Chairman of Blackstone and President & CEO of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, will present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum in Boca Raton, Florida on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:15 am EST.
  • Jan 30, 2014

    Blackstone Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

    To view the full report please click the following link – Blackstone's fourth quarter and full year 2013 earnings release. Blackstone will host a conference call on January 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss fourth quarter and full year 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#.
  • Jan 09, 2014

    James Schaefer to Join Blackstone Advisory Partners

    New York, NY, January 9, 2014. Blackstone Advisory Partners (“BAP”), an affiliate of Blackstone (NYSE:BX), today announced that James (“Jim”) Schaefer has joined as a Senior Managing Director. He is based in New York and leads BAP’s Energy, Power and Renewables Advisory Practice. He brings to Blackstone extensive expertise in energy-related mergers, acquisitions and financing, developed over his more than 18 years in the financial services industry.
  • Jan 07, 2014

    Blackstone Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Media Call

    New York, January 7, 2014. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host a conference call for the media on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:30 am ET to review fourth quarter and full year 2013 results.
  • Jan 07, 2014

    Blackstone Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Investor Call

    New York, January 7, 2014. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host its fourth quarter 2013 investor conference call on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:00 am ET. Steve Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; 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 fourth quarter and full year 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#.
  • Jan 06, 2014

    Byron Wien Announces Predictions for Ten Surprises for 2014

    New York, NY, January 6, 2014. Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners, today issued his list of Surprises for 2014. This is the 29th year Byron has given his views on a number of economic, financial market and political surprises for the coming year. Byron defines a “surprise” as an event which the average investor would only assign a one out of three chance of taking place but which Byron believes is “probable,” having a better than 50% likelihood of happening.
  • Dec 20, 2013

    Completion of Investment in Rothesay Life by Blackstone, GIC and MassMutual

    Rothesay Life today announces that, following regulatory approval, funds managed by Blackstone and GIC, and MassMutual are now shareholders in the company. The newinvestors acquired 64% of the company (Blackstone and GIC each acquired a 28.5% equity stake and MassMutual a 7% equity stake). Goldman Sachs remains the largest shareholder with a 36% stake.
  • Dec 19, 2013

    Blackstone Signs Agreement to Sell Its Stake in Emcure Pharmaceuticals to Bain Capital

    New York/Mumbai, December 19, 2013. Today, Blackstone announced that one of its affiliated private equity entities based in Mauritius had entered into an agreement to sell its equity stake in Pune-based Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited to Bain Capital. Emcure is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing a well-diversified range of pharmaceutical products globally. It is currently ranked as the 14th largest pharmaceutical company (Source: IMS Health India, Secondary Stockist Audit (“SSA”), March 2013) in India in terms of market share based on the domestic sales of pharmaceutical products.
  • Dec 16, 2013

    Mathew Cyriac and Amit Dixit To Co-Head Blackstone India Private Equity Operations

    Mumbai and New York, December 16, 2013: Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that Amit Dixit and Mathew Cyriac will jointly lead Blackstone’s private equity business in India. They will take over this role from Akhil Gupta who will assume the position of non-executive Chairman of Blackstone India. In this role, Akhil will continue to help and guide Blackstone’s activities in India, working closely with the heads of its businesses.
  • Nov 26, 2013

    Blackstone to Present at Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference

    New York, November 26, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that Steve Schwarzman, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone, is scheduled to present at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference in New York on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm ET.
  • Nov 21, 2013

    Dave Calhoun Joins Blackstone to Head Private Equity Portfolio Operations

    New York, NY, November 21, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that David Calhoun, the CEO of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN), will join Blackstone as a Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Portfolio Operations. Dave will oversee a team of 21 professionals within the portfolio operations group which partners with portfolio company CEOs to drive key value creation initiatives throughout our companies. Dave will work within Blackstone’s Private Equity business reporting to the Global Head of Private Equity, Joseph Baratta, and will also be involved with important strategic initiatives of the firm as a member of Blackstone’s Management and Executive Committees. Dave brings to Blackstone more than thirty years of public company leadership and global operational experience.
  • Nov 20, 2013

    GeoSouthern & Blackstone to Sell Their Eagle Ford Shale Partnership to Devon Energy

    New York, New York, November 20, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE:BX), alongside its affiliates’ corporate partner and operator GeoSouthern Energy Corporation (“GeoSouthern”), today announced the sale of the principal subsidiary of GeoSouthern for a total transaction value of $6.0 billion to Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN). In connection with the sale to Devon, the stake in the enterprise of a private equity fund managed by Blackstone, Blackstone Capital Partners V, will be valued at approximately $1.54 billion. The sale to Devon is subject to customary terms and conditions for transactions of this type.