• 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.
  • Apr 22, 2013

    Carbon Black Secures Investment From Blackstone to Launch 9-in-1 Software Solution for Security & Business Intelligence

    NEW YORK, April 22, 2013. Carbon Black, a leading provider of information security technology, announced on Monday an investment from Blackstone (NYSE:BX) that has led to the development and launch of “Carbon Black 3.0,” a 9-in-1 software solution that answers, in real time, vital security and business questions.
  • 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.