Lionel Assant is a Senior Managing Director and European Head of Private Equity for Blackstone, based in London. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Committee for the Tactical Opportunities and Blackstone Growth Equity (BXG) funds. Since joining Blackstone in 2003, Mr. Assant has been involved in various European investments and investment opportunities.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Assant was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs where he worked for seven years in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Asset Management and Private Equity divisions.
Mr. Assant graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique with a Master’s degree in Economics. He serves as a Director of Cerdia, Clarion Events, Schenck Process, CIRSA, the National Exhibition Centre, BME (formerly CRH Building Materials Distribution) and Bourne Leisure. Mr. Assant served on the boards of Gerresheimer, Klockner Pentaplast, Mivisa, United Biscuits, Alliance Automotive Group, Tangerine, Intertrust and Armacell. He is also involved with Impetus, a charitable foundation which provides resources to improve the lives of children and young people living in poverty.