• Apr 21, 2013

    American Financier Stephen A. Schwarzman Endows International Scholarship Program in China

    BEIJING, April 21, 2013 – Blackstone founder Stephen A. Schwarzman today announced a $100 million (¥600 million) personal gift to build and endow an elite scholarship program in China inspired by the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship program created in 1902 by British statesman Cecil J. Rhodes. A simultaneous fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $200 million (¥1.2 billion) will make the program the largest charitable effort in China’s history with funds coming largely from outside the country. The “Schwarzman Scholars” program will be housed at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities, dedicated to academic excellence and integrity, and the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures.
  • Apr 18, 2013

    Blackstone and CityView Break Ground on Final Phase of Barker Block

    Los Angeles, California, April 18, 2013. Blackstone in partnership with CityView today announced that construction has begun for the final phase of Barker Block, a residential community in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. The final phase will convert an original Angeleno warehouse into 68 state-of-the-art lofts and townhomes for a total of 72,451 square feet. When finished, Barker Block will comprise 309 condo units.
  • Apr 18, 2013

    Blackstone Reports First-Quarter 2013 Results

    To view the full report please click the following link - Blackstone's first-quarter 2013 earnings release. Blackstone will host a conference call on April 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss first- 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#.
  • Apr 04, 2013

    Blackstone Announces 2013 Investor Day

    Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host its 2013 Investor Day for public shareholders and analysts on Friday, May 3, 2013 in New York. The day, which will begin at 8:00am EST, will include a series of presentations by Blackstone’s senior management team to discuss each of the firm’s business units.
  • Apr 02, 2013

    Blackstone Announces First-Quarter 2013 Media Call

    Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host a conference call for the media on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 9:30 am (EST) to review first-quarter 2013 results.
  • Apr 02, 2013

    Blackstone Announces First-Quarter 2013 Investor Call

    Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host its first-quarter 2013 investor conference call Thursday, April 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 first-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#.
  • Mar 25, 2013

    Hilton Continues Partnership with Labor

    San Francisco, March 25, 2013. UNITE HERE Local 2 and Hilton San Francisco Union Square today announced a contract settlement in advance of the August 2013 expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement. The new contract will run from August 14, 2013 through August 13, 2018. Hilton hotel workers ratified the agreement Friday, March 15.
  • Mar 11, 2013

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Expands Campus Entrepreneurship Program “Blackstone LaunchPad” to Central Florida

    Orlando, Florida, March 11, 2013 – The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced yet another expansion of its campus entrepreneurship program, Blackstone LaunchPad, to Central Florida. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s $1.4 million grant establishes a partnership between the University of Central Florida and the University of Miami to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career option, and provide university students with a network of venture coaches and entrepreneurial support to transform new ideas into viable companies. With a physical presence at the University of Central Florida, Blackstone LaunchPad has the potential to generate some 300 new ventures in Central Florida over the next five years.
  • Mar 05, 2013

    Blackstone Top Ranked Private Equity Firm in the UK 2012 League Table of Energy Efficient Companies

    Blackstone was the top ranked Private Equity firm by the UK Environment Agency in the 2012 League Table of Energy Efficient Companies. Furthermore, two Blackstone portfolio companies, Tragus and CenterParcs, were also ranked in the top decile of all companies in the UK.
  • Mar 04, 2013

    Blackstone Announces Semi-Annual Debt Investor Call

    Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host its first semi-annual debt investor conference call on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:00 am EST. Laurence Tosi, Chief Financial Officer; Kathy Skero, Principal Accounting Officer; and Weston Tucker, Head of Investor Relations, will review Blackstone’s 2012 results and key credit metrics. The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1 877 391.6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 617 597.9291 (International) pass code 473 231 24#.
  • Mar 01, 2013

    Blackstone Files Annual Report on Form 10-K

    New York, March 1, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE: BX) announced today that it filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Feb 28, 2013

    Steve Schwarzman Gives $500,000 to Support Elite Track & Field Athletes

    Indianapolis, February 28, 2013. The USA Track & Field Foundation (USATFF) today announced that Stephen A. Schwarzman, the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, has donated $500,000 to the USATF Foundation. The funding will be used to support world-class athletes in track and field who are the most likely winners of medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, as well as to create a matching gift program for other donors to the USATF Foundation.
  • Feb 12, 2013

    Blackstone's Byron Wien Discusses Lessons Learned in His First 80 Years

    I was scheduled to speak about the world outlook at an investment conference recently and shortly before my time slot the conference organizer said the audience was more interested in what I had learned over the course of my career than what I had to say about the market. I jotted a few notes down and later expanded and edited what I said that day. I have since been encouraged to share my thoughts with a broader audience.
  • Feb 12, 2013

    Anthony Maniscalco Joins New Business in Blackstone Alternative Asset Management to Buy Interests in Hedge Funds

    New York, February 12, 2013. Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (“BAAM”), a division of Blackstone (NYSE:BX), today announced that Anthony Maniscalco, the former Head of Alternative Asset Management within Barclays’ Financial Institutions Investment Banking Division, has joined. He will be a Managing Director on BAAM’s Investment Team, focusing his efforts with Greg Hall and other senior team members on building out its platform to purchase ownership interests in hedge fund businesses.
  • Feb 12, 2013

    Andrew Caspersen Joins Park Hill in Secondary Advisory Business

    New York, New York, February 12, 2013. The Park Hill Group, a division of Blackstone (NYSE:BX), today announced that Andrew Caspersen has joined as a Managing Principal, with a focus on its secondary advisory business. This business delivers liquidity and capital solutions to private equity investors and managers. Mr. Caspersen was most recently a principal at Coller Capital, where he sourced, evaluated and closed secondary transactions in the U.S. market.
  • Feb 12, 2013

    Inaki Echave to Join Blackstone to Focus on Spain and Portugal

    London and Madrid, February 12, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Inaki Echave will join its private equity group as a Managing Director, with primary responsibility for Spain and Portugal. Mr. Echave was most recently a partner with Magnum Capital, the largest independent buy-out fund on the Iberian Peninsula. He will work alongside Claudio Boada, Blackstone’s Chairman for Iberia.
  • Feb 11, 2013

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Awards $1 Million to Support Entrepreneurship and Innovation Across the United States

    New York, February 11, 2013 – The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced that it has awarded grants to nine organizations totaling $1 million. The grants were made through the Blackstone Organizational Grants Program, an annual $1 million program targeting organizations that focus on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation. 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.
  • Feb 04, 2013

    Panattoni Europe Sells Polish Logistics Assets to affiliates of LogiCor, a logistics company established by Blackstone’s real estate funds

    WARSAW, Poland, 4 February 2013: Panattoni Europe has disposed of two portfolios of logistics assets located in Poland, totaling 402,000 m² of space to affiliates of LogiCor, the pan-European logistics platform established by real estate funds managed by affiliates of The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX).
  • Feb 03, 2013

    Blackstone Announces Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Maldivian Air Taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways

    New York and Male, February 3 2013: Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that a private equity fund managed by Blackstone on behalf of its private equity investors has acquired a controlling interest in two Maldives-based seaplane operators – Maldivian Air Taxi “MAT” and Trans Maldivian Airways “TMA”. Following the transaction, Mr. Lars Erik Nielsen (Founder, MAT), Mr. Lars Petré and Mr. Hussain Afeef (majority shareholders, TMA) will retain a substantial shareholding and continue to play a significant role in the companies, including serving as directors on the board. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • Feb 01, 2013

    Blackstone to Present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum

    New York, February 1, 2013: Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that Jonathan Gray, Global Head of Real Estate, is scheduled to present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The estimated start time for the presentation is 12:15 pm ET.