Nick Tansley joins Blackstone Advisory Partners in London

London – 24 September 2014 Blackstone Advisory Partners, a division of Blackstone (NYSE: BX), continues to build its global industrials franchise with the appointment of Nick Tansley to head up the European industrials sector. He will be based in London and brings to Blackstone his extensive sector expertise.

With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Nick Tansley joins from Citigroup where he led the Diversified Industrials team in EMEA. Prior to that, he was head of the European Industrials Group at Nomura. His transaction experience covers a wide range of industries, including power equipment, automation, transportation equipment, aerospace components, distribution and machinery in both M&A and capital markets situations.

Mr. Tansley began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in London and he subsequently joined Flemings before moving to Lehman Brothers in 2001. He remained with the business through its acquisition by Nomura in 2008 until he joined Citigroup in 2011.

John Studzinski, Global Head of Blackstone Advisory Partners, said: “Nick’s breadth and depth of knowledge across the European industrials sector will be extremely accretive to our global efforts led by Karl Knapp in New York. The industrials sector is one of our key areas of excellence and we are delighted that Nick is joining the team.”

Knapp, who heads up the Blackstone Advisory Partners’ Global Industrials practice added, “We are thrilled to have Nick joining our team and his deep sector knowledge, coupled with his willingness to give honest, objective advice will have a material impact on our business.”

Nick Tansley commented, “Blackstone’s track-record as an independent, thoughtful advisor is exemplary. Its advisory practice has consistently demonstrated its ability to provide timely, considered and unbiased advice on a consistent basis to clients facing complex strategic challenges. I am proud to be joining Blackstone, and look forward to working with new colleagues providing focused advice to European industrial businesses.”

About Blackstone Advisory Partners:

Blackstone Advisory Partners provides comprehensive strategic solutions to its clients around the world. Since its formation in 1985, the business has participated in over $550 billion worth of corporate advisory transactions. The advisory team possesses a wide array of specialized industry knowledge and expertise in a broad range of financial and strategic services, including M&A activity, spin-offs, private placements, structured products and other transactions. This solutions-focused approach allows Blackstone Advisory Partners to add value on both merger and financing assignments for a diverse set of corporate, investment, and government clients. Founded on the principle of providing comprehensive, strategic, conflict-free solutions, Blackstone Advisory Partners affords its clients the benefit of Blackstone’s global network, deep sector expertise and an owner mentality.

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