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Blackstone to Shed Office Empire
Blackstone has begun pruning the office portfolio with an eye toward readying it for an exit that could come as early as next year, according to people with knowledge of the process.
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 ...
Joe Baratta to Head Global Private Equity For Blackstone
Over the years, Joe has led some of Blackstone's largest and most successful investments, both in Europe and the United States.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Banks Get Pressed on Beirut
UANI has sent letters to private-equity firm Blackstone Group LP, mutual-fund firm Fidelity Investments, international bank HSBC Holdings PLC, and Germany's DekaBank Group in recent months to lobby them to unload their Lebanese holdings.
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.
Private equity energy 'rescue' deals bring good press, more capital
LP, The Blackstone Group LP and others are receiving from these investments. Energy investments, especially natural gas, are extremely hot right now.