• Sep 11, 2015

    Blackstone Announces Record and Distribution Dates for Spin-Off of PJT Partners

    New York, September 11, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that its Board of Directors has set the record and distribution dates for the spin-off of its financial and strategic advisory services, restructuring and reorganization advisory services and Park Hill Group businesses, which will be combined with PJT Capital, a global independent financial advisory firm founded by Paul J. Taubman, to form an independent, publicly-traded company called PJT Partners Inc. (“PJT”). On October 1, 2015, the distribution date, each Blackstone common unitholder of record will receive one share of Class A common stock of PJT for every 40 common units of Blackstone held as of the close of business on September 22, 2015, the record date for the distribution.
  • Sep 08, 2015

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Announces 2016 Blackstone Innovation Grants RFP

    New York, NY, September 8, 2015 – The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced it is now accepting applications for the 2016 Blackstone Innovation Grants program, an annual program that awards a series of targeted grants to innovative organizations focused on entrepreneurship and job growth. Now in the fourth year of the program, the Foundation will award up to $5 million in grants to organizations that are tackling the big challenges facing entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ecosystems.
  • Sep 02, 2015

    The PMI Group Announces Strategic Investment by Blackstone

    New York, September 2, 2015. The PMI Group (OTC: PMIR) (“PMI” or the “Company”) today announced that funds affiliated with Blackstone Tactical Opportunities (“Blackstone”) have made a strategic investment in the Company.
  • Aug 28, 2015

    Blackstone Acquires a Majority Stake in Stearns Holdings, LLC, parent of Stearns Lending

    Santa Ana, California August 21, 2015. Stearns Holdings, LLC, parent company of Stearns Lending, LLC, a leading national mortgage lender with wholesale, retail, correspondent, and strategic alliance business channels, announced today that funds managed by the private equity group of Blackstone (NYSE: BX), a leading global asset manager, will acquire a majority stake in the company. This partnership with Blackstone will provide Stearns with the necessary resources to accelerate its growth and fuel its efforts to capture even greater market share. Founder Glenn Stearns will retain a significant ownership stake.
  • Aug 04, 2015

    Blackstone LaunchPad Makes Inclusive Entrepreneurship Commitment at First-Ever White House Demo Day

    Washington, DC, August 4, 2015. Today, representatives from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation participate in the first-ever White House Demo Day, at which the President will announce new public- and private-sector commitments that promise to provide more Americans with the opportunity to pursue their bold, game-changing ideas. In support of these efforts by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Program to spur entrepreneurship, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation has committed each of its Blackstone LaunchPad campus programs to further develop dedicated initiatives to foster Inclusive Entrepreneurship for women and minority student entrepreneurs and ventures. In making this commitment, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation joins other leading American companies who have made similar pledges in connection with the event.
  • Jul 31, 2015

    Blackstone Sells Agile Electric to Igarashi Electric Works, Tata Capital and MAPE Securities

    New York/Mumbai, July 30, 2015: Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that a private equity fund managed by Blackstone Singapore on behalf of its private equity investors has sold its 97.9% stake in Agile Electric Sub Assembly Private Limited (“Agile”), an Indian electric motor manufacturer, to Igarashi Electric Works Ltd (“IEWL”) along with MAPE Securities Private Limited, Alpha FDI Holdings Pte. Ltd. and Tata Capital Growth Fund.
  • Jul 23, 2015

    Utility One Source Announces Partnership with TNT Equipment

    Kansas City, Missouri and Cinnaminson, New Jersey, July 23rd, 2015. Utility One Source (“UOS”) today announced a partnership with TNT Equipment, a leading provider of specialty equipment and services to the hi-rail and utility industries. Based in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, TNT will remain a family-owned and operated business led by the Reilly family, who will continue to manage and to grow the business as part of Utility One Source. Utility One Source, founded by private equity funds managed by Blackstone earlier this year, is a single-source supplier for the utility and heavy equipment industries with a focus on sales, rental, equipment customization, remanufacturing and installation, and aftermarket services.
  • Jul 16, 2015

    Blackstone Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

    To view the full report please click the following link – Blackstone’s second quarter 2015 results. Blackstone will host a conference call on July 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss second quarter 2015 results. You can listen to the call by dialing +1 (877) 391-6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 597-9291 (international) passcode 149 943 55#.
  • Jul 13, 2015

    RedOwl Secures $17 Million to Deliver Behavioral Analytics and Insider Risk Management to the Enterprise

    San Francisco, CA, July 13, 2015 – RedOwl, a leader in insider risk management and security analytics, today announced it has raised $17 million in Series B funding led by Allegis Capital. The company will use the new funds to continue its expansion, further build out the product development and data science teams, and begin broadening its go-to-market efforts. Reveal, RedOwl’s flagship software program for insider risk management, is deployed across multiple verticals and used within many Fortune 500 companies including Blackstone and K2 Intelligence.
  • Jul 13, 2015

    William J. Burns Appointed as Senior Advisor to Blackstone

    New York, New York, July 13, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced the appointment of the Honorable William J. Burns as Senior Advisor, providing strategic counsel to the firm on geopolitical issues.
  • Jul 03, 2015

    Blackstone Names Liping Zhang as its Chairman for Greater China

    New York, New York, July 3, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that it has named Liping Zhang as a Senior Managing Director and its Chairman for Greater China. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Zhang will advise and provide guidance to firm management and its regional business units as the firm continues to expand its presence in the region.
  • Jul 01, 2015

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Announces First Global Expansion of Successful Campus Entrepreneurship Program “Blackstone LaunchPad” to Ireland

    The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced the first international expansion of its campus entrepreneurship program, Blackstone LaunchPad, to Ireland.
  • Jun 30, 2015

    Blackstone Announces Second Quarter 2015 Investor Call

    New York, June 30, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host its second quarter 2015 investor conference call on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Steve Schwarzman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder; Tony James, President and Chief Operating Officer; Laurence Tosi, Chief Financial Officer; Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director – External Relations and Strategy; and Weston Tucker, Head of Investor Relations, will review Blackstone’s second quarter 2015 results. You can listen to the call by dialing +1 (877) 391-6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 597-9291 (international) passcode number 149 943 55#.
  • Jun 30, 2015

    Blackstone Announces Second Quarter 2015 Media Call

    New York, June 30, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host a conference call for the media on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ET to review second quarter 2015 results.
  • Jun 30, 2015

    Blackstone to Sell AlliedBarton to Wendel

    New York, NY, June 30, 2015 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) announced today that private equity funds it manages have agreed to sell AlliedBarton to Wendel SE (EPA: MF) for approximately $1.67 billion. The transaction is expected to close later this year, and is subject to customary regulatory approvals.
  • Jun 18, 2015

    Blackstone Portfolio Company Onyx Renewable Partners Establishes Strategic Alliance with Corvias Solutions to Implement Solar Offerings across Corvias’s Public-Private Partnership Portfolio

    New York, New York, June 18, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE: BX), together with its portfolio company Onyx Renewable Partners (“Onyx”), is pleased to announce a partnership between Onyx and Corvias Solutions (“Corvias”) to implement renewable energy offerings across the Corvias Group’s public-private partnership portfolio, including Department of Defense, higher education, and municipal partnerships.
  • Jun 17, 2015

    Blackstone and Multi Acquire Palmanova Outlet Village and AVM in Italy

    London/Amsterdam, 17 June, 2015. Multi announces the acquisition by Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV of Palmanova Outlet Village, a 22,000 m2 high-quality outlet centre located between Trieste and Venice. The village opened in 2008 and hosts over 90 retailers, including Calvin Klein, Nike, Adidas, Guess and Tommy Hilfiger and generates approximately three million customer visits per year.
  • Jun 15, 2015

    Jonathan Pollack to Join Blackstone Real Estate as Chief Investment Officer for Debt Strategies

    New York, NY, June 15, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Jonathan Pollack has joined the firm as a Senior Managing Director in its Real Estate Group. He will be the Chief Investment Officer for Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies (BREDS), reporting to Mike Nash, who continues as the Global Head of BREDS. Mr. Pollack was previously a Managing Director and Global Head of Commercial Real Estate, as well as Head of Risk for Structured Finance, at Deutsche Bank.
  • Jun 15, 2015

    Blackstone Portfolio Company Phoenix Tower International Announces Acquisition of T4U Holding Brasil S.A., Comprising More Than 500 Wireless Towers in Brazil

    Boca Raton, Florida, June 15, 2015. Phoenix Tower International (“PTI”), owned by funds managed by Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities business, announces the acquisition of T4U Holding Brasil, S.A. (“T4U”). The acquisition is to be structured as a merger of T4U into PTI’s existing Brazilian tower business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • Jun 11, 2015

    Blackstone and Black Rhino Announce Appointment of Lamido Sanusi, Emir of Kano and Former Governor of the Nigerian Central Bank, as Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Lagos, Nigeria, June 10, 2015. Funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE:BX) and Black Rhino today announced that His Highness Emir Muhammad Sanusi II will join Black Rhino’s Board of Directors as Chairman. Black Rhino was formed in January 2012 to develop and to invest in transformational infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa’s power generation and fuel transportation sectors.