• 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.
  • Jan 31, 2013

    Blackstone Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

    To view the full report please click the following link - Blackstone's full year and fourth quarter 2012 earnings release. Blackstone will host a conference call on January 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss full year and fourth quarter 2012 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 29, 2013

    Mo Barzegar to Join Blackstone Logistics Company LogiCor as President and CEO

    London, January 29, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that Mo Barzegar has joined its European logistics company, LogiCor, as President and CEO. LogiCor was founded by Blackstone’s real estate unit in 2012 to manage and operate its European logistics assets. Mr. Barzegar was most recently the Managing Director for Europe for AMB Property Corporation.
  • Jan 23, 2013

    Blackstone Teams with Former Iberdrola Renewables Management Team to Found New Energy Development Company

    New York, New York, January 23, 2013. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced a partnership with a highly experienced management team, led by Pedro Barriuso, the former Executive Chairman at Element Power and former head of Iberdrola Renewables, to create Fisterra Energy (“Fisterra”), a company owned by funds managed by Blackstone on behalf of its private equity investors.
  • Jan 14, 2013

    Blackstone Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Media Call

    New York, January 14, 2013: Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host a 9:30 am (ET) conference call for the media on Thursday, January 31, 2013 on its fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 results.
  • Jan 14, 2013

    Blackstone Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Investor Call

    New York, January 14, 2013: Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host its fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 investor conference call Thursday, January 31, 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 fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 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#.
  • Jan 08, 2013

    Gautam Banerjee to Join as Chairman of Blackstone Singapore

    Singapore, January 9, 2013 – Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Gautam Banerjee has become the Chairman of Blackstone Singapore. Mr. Banerjee was most recently the Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore, where he also served as a member of the firm’s Global Strategy Council and as Chief Operating Officer for PwC for China, Japan, Korea, Australia and Southeast Asia. He will also join Blackstone’s International Advisory Board.
  • Jan 02, 2013

    Byron Wien Announces Predictions for Ten Surprises for 2013

    New York, January 2, 2013 – Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners, today issued his list of Surprises for 2013. This is the 28th 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 18, 2012

    Clearlake Capital Group Acquires SWI

    Santa Monica, CA and Hollywood, FL – December 18, 2012 – Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (“Clearlake”) and Swiss Watch International, Inc. (“The SWI Group”, “SWI”, or the “Company”) today announced that Clearlake has acquired SWI, a leading online retailer of watches, accessories, and apparel. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • Dec 13, 2012

    Michael Mullen to be Senior Advisor to and Join Board of Blackstone Real Estate Portfolio Company IndCor Properties

    New York and Chicago: December 13, 2012 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and IndCor Properties, Inc. (“IndCor” ) today announced that Mike Mullen will be joining IndCor’s board of directors, effective January 1, 2013. He will also serve as a Senior Advisor to IndCor, with a focus on growing the company’s 83 million square foot national industrial platform. Mr. Mullen was most recently CEO and then Vice Chairman of CenterPoint Properties, a company with a major presence in the development, acquisition and management of industrial properties and transportation infrastructure.
  • Dec 05, 2012

    KP Snacks to Become Part of European Intersnack Group

    Intersnack Group ("Intersnack") and United Biscuits ("UB" - owned by Blackstone and PAI Partners), jointly, today announced that both parties have signed an agreement for Intersnack to acquire KP Snacks, UB’s snacks unit, from UB for an undisclosed sum. Intersnack and KP Snacks together will combine their unrivalled market expertise to further develop KP Snacks’ brands and explore new markets. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2013.
  • Dec 03, 2012

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Expands Campus Entrepreneurship Platform Bringing “Blackstone LaunchPad” to Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia, December 3, 2012 – The Blackstone Charitable Foundation announced today that it is bringing Blackstone LaunchPad to Pennsylvania to train Philadelphia’s next generation of entrepreneurs. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s $3 million grant establishes a partnership between the University City Science Center, Temple University and Philadelphia University to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career option and provide university students and alumni with the skills, knowledge, and guidance to transform new ideas into viable companies. The Pennsylvania Blackstone LaunchPad programs are expected to generate some 100 ventures and hundreds of jobs over the next five years.
  • Nov 28, 2012

    Blackstone to Present at the Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference

    New York, November 28, 2012– Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that Tony James, President and COO of Blackstone, is scheduled to present at the Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:10 am EST.
  • Nov 19, 2012

    Blackstone Announces Closing of Vivint Transaction

    NEW YORK, NY—(November 19, 2012) — Blackstone (BX) announced today that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Vivint. Blackstone Capital Partners VI, L.P., a fund managed by Blackstone on behalf of its private equity investors, acquired Vivint for in excess of $2 billion.