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Blackstone to Shed Office Empire
Private-equity firm Blackstone Group LP is preparing to unload its portfolio of U.S. office buildings, a move that would signal that one of the property sector's most active buyers is moving into a selling phase as top office markets recover ...
BlackRock to compete with Blackstone in direct PE
BlackRock Alternative Investors's $110 billion in assets as of March 31 placed it among the world's largest alternative managers, a category now dominated by the likes of Blackstone, Carlyle Group LP (CG) and Bridgewater Associates. While huge in size ...
Washington Mutual plans to come back to life
The remnants of Washington Mutual Inc, the biggest U.S. bank to fail, has hired Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) to advise it on how to grow -- possibly in a business other than banking.
China Invests $500 Million in Blackstone Fund
BEIJING—China's currency-reserves manager has committed $500 million to a real-estate private-equity fund managed by Blackstone Group LP, according to people familiar with the matter, as China seeks to diversify its mammoth foreign-exchange holdings ...
Lippo unit's stake lures private equity to Indonesia: sources
The country, which has Asia's third-largest population, is also starting to attract more private equity firms such as Blackstone Group L.P. and KKR & Co L.P. as they seek chances to invest in the region's fast-growing economies. Lippo Karawaci, a ...
Study in How Not to Keep a Deal Secret
Leaks aren't uncommon in the chatty world of deals. But one CEO's comments may have taken the concept to a new level. On an analyst conference call last November, the chief executive of an Irish pharmaceutical-services company said a rival was on the ...
Restructuring specialists staff up
Similarly, Martin Gudgeon, head of European restructuring at Blackstone, does not expect a “tidal wave of restructurings”, but expected activity to grow at a healthy clip.
Exclusive: Ex-Goldman mortgage chief plans foreclosed home fund
NEW YORK Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS.N) executive Donald Mullen, one of the architects of the subprime mortgage trade, is trying to raise at least $500 million for a fund that will buy foreclosed homes with an eye toward renting them out ...
Report: NY-Based Activists Seek to Label Beirut as 'Money-Laundering Concern'
UANI has sent letters to private-equity firm Blackstone Group LP, mutual-fund firm Fidelity Investments, international bank HSBC Holdings, and Germany's DekaBank Group in recent months to lobby them to unload their Lebanese holdings, the Journal said.
Credit Agricole in talks to sell Cheuvreux to Kepler
PA) is in exclusive talks to sell its Cheuvreux brokerage unit to financial services group Kepler Capital Markets, in the French lender's latest move to shrink its investment banking business.