• Apr 21, 2011

    The Blackstone Group Reports First Quarter 2011 Results

    Blackstone will host a conference call on April 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss first quarter 2011 results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (877) 391-6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 597-9291 (international) pass code 14994355.
  • Apr 19, 2011

    The Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Research Triangle Partners to Announce New Initiative Aimed at Fostering High-Growth Companies, Job Creation

    Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of The Blackstone Group will join elected officials, higher education and non-profit leaders from North Carolina and the federal government’s top technology officer on Monday (April 25) to announce a new entrepreneurship initiative in the Research Triangle Park region.
  • Apr 12, 2011

    Blackstone and Alta Resources Enter into Partnership to Invest up to $1 billion to Acquire and Develop Unconventional Oil & Gas Assets in North America

    Joe Greenberg, CEO, to Lead Company with Backing from Blackstone Houston, TX April 11, 2011 – Alta Resources, LLC and Blackstone Capital Partners, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), announced today the formation of Alta Energy Partners, and a concurrent commitment to invest up to $1 billion via this entity to acquire and develop unconventional oil and gas assets in North America.
  • Apr 11, 2011

    Blackstone Completes First Close for its RMB Fund

    Shanghai, April 8th, 2011 – The Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) today announced the First Close of its RMB Fund – the Shanghai Blackstone Equity Investment Partnership (Limited Partnership). Blackstone has received commitments from Chinese government entities, state-owned enterprises, and large domestic corporations. The target size of the Fund is RMB 5 billion and is intended to make growth equity investments in companies in China.
  • Apr 05, 2011

    Blackstone Announces First Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call

    New York, April 5th, 2011: The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), announced today that it will host its first quarter investor conference call Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at 11:00 am ET. Stephen A. 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 & Strategy, will review The Blackstone Group L.P.’s first quarter earnings. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (877) 391-6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 597-9291 (international) pass code 14994355#.
  • Apr 05, 2011

    Blackstone Announces First Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call for the Media

    New York, April 5th, 2011: The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), announced today that it will host a 9:30 a.m. (ET) conference call for the media on Thursday, April 21st, 2011 on its first quarter 2011 earnings results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1 (800) 288-9626 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (612) 332-0530 (international).
  • Mar 31, 2011

    Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies Reaches $3.5 Billion in Committed Capital

    New York – March 31, 2011 – Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies (“BREDS”), the real estate debt investment business of The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX), today announced the final closing of its most recent debt strategies fund, Blackstone Real Estate Special Situations Fund II (“Fund”) on February 1, 2011.
  • Mar 09, 2011

    Blackstone and Dahlman Rose & Co. Sign Agreement to Cooperate on Restructuring Services for Maritime Sector

    NEW YORK (March 9th, 2011) – The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) and Dahlman Rose & Co. announced today an agreement to jointly provide financial advisory services to maritime clients seeking to recapitalize or restructure their balance sheets. The agreement encompasses maritime restructuring situations globally and relates to a broad array of potential financial restructuring constituents, including borrowers, secured creditors, lessors, charterers, unsecured and trade creditors and equity participants.
  • Mar 07, 2011

    Sale of GTA Business for US$720 Million

    NEW YORK, March 7, 2011 / PRNewswire – Travelport, a leading provider of critical transaction processing for the global travel industry, today announces it has reached an agreement to sell its GTA business, one of the world's largest wholesalers of ground content, to Kuoni, one of the world's leading leisure travel organisations, for US$720 million. The agreed sale is in line with Travelport's strategic plan to focus on maximising the potential of its core business.
  • Mar 07, 2011

    Kuoni Announces Agreement to Acquire Gullivers Travel Associates to Become One of the Leading Global Providers of Online Destination Management Services

    Zurich, 7 March 2011 – Kuoni has today unveiled plans to substantially expand its position in online destination management services by announcing an agreement to acquire Gullivers Travel Associates (GTA) for an enterprise value of USD 705 million (CHF 654 million(1)) from Travelport.
  • Mar 01, 2011

    PBF Announces the Completion of the Acquisition of the Toledo Refinery and Related Assets

    Parsippany, NJ, March 1, 2011 – PBF Energy Company LLC today announced that its subsidiary, Toledo Refining Company LLC, has completed its purchase of the Toledo Refinery in Ohio from Sunoco, Inc. (R&M). The Toledo Refinery is a 170,000 barrel per day refinery with a Nelson complexity rating of 9.2. The purchase price is $400 million, subject to certain adjustments. The purchase price is comprised of $200 million in cash and $200 million in a note provided by the seller. The terms also include a participation payment of up to $125 million based on the future profitability of the refinery, and the sale of the crude oil and refined product inventory attributable to the refinery based on market related prices at closing.
  • Feb 28, 2011

    Blackstone Files Annual Report on Form 10-K

    New York, March 2, 2009 – The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) announced today that it filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 2, 2009.
  • Feb 14, 2011

    Martin Donnelly To Join Blackstone in Australia

    New York and Sydney, February 14th, 2011. The Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) today announced that Martin Donnelly has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its Sydney, Australia office. Mr. Donnelly will head business development and client relations in Australia and the Pacific Rim for Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), the world’s largest provider of customized hedge fund solutions for institutional investors. He was most recently Deputy Chief Executive Officer at ING Investment Management Australia. He joins Philip Levinson as the second Managing Director in Blackstone’s Sydney office. This office opened in December 2009.
  • Feb 03, 2011

    The Blackstone Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Results

    Blackstone will host a conference call on February 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss 2010 results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (877) 391-6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 597-9291 (international) pass code 14994355.
  • Jan 31, 2011

    Blackstone Foundation Joins White House Entrepreneurship Initiative

    New York -- The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has joined forces with The White House in support of the Administration’s “Startup America” initiative announced today. This public/private alliance of the nation’s most innovative foundations, entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, and other leaders will work together to increase the prevalence and success of American entrepreneurs. The goal of the initiative is to marshal private resources to scale up a portfolio of proven models that spur innovation activities and bring ideas to market more quickly to get new businesses up and running.
  • Jan 19, 2011

    Statement of The Blackstone Group on Public Employee Pensions

    Blackstone’s view on public employee pensions is clear and unambiguous: We believe a pension is a promise. Working men and women should not have to worry about their retirement security after years of service to their communities. We oppose scapegoating public employees by blaming them for the structural budget deficits that cities and states face. We at Blackstone are committed to helping public employees retire with confidence in the strength and reliability of their pensions.
  • Jan 10, 2011

    Blackstone Announces Fourth Quarter and 2010 Year End Earnings Conference Call for the Media

    New York, January 10, 2011: The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), announced today that it will host a 9:30 am (ET) conference call for the media on Thursday, February 3, 2011 on its fourth quarter and 2010 year end earnings results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1 800-288-8961 (U.S. domestic) or +1 612-332-0345 (international).
  • Jan 10, 2011

    Blackstone Announces Fourth Quarter & Year End 2010 Earnings Conference Call

    New York, January 10, 2011: The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), announced today that it will host its fourth quarter and year end 2010 investor conference call Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 11:00 am ET. Stephen 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 & Strategy, will review The Blackstone Group L.P.’s fourth quarter and year end 2010 earnings. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (877) 391-6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 597-9291 (international) pass code 149 943 55.
  • Jan 03, 2011

    Byron Wien Announces The Ten Surprises for 2011

    New York, January 3rd, 2011 – Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners, today issued his list of The Ten Surprises for 2011. This is the 26th year Byron has given his predictions of a number of economic, financial market and political Surprises for the coming year. Byron defines a “Surprise” as an event which the average investor would only assign a one out of three chance of taking place but which Byron believes is “probable”, having a better than 50% likelihood of happening. Byron started the tradition in 1986 when he was the Chief U.S Investment Strategist at Morgan Stanley. Byron joined The Blackstone Group in September 2009 as a senior advisor to both the Firm and its clients in analyzing economic, political, market and social trends.