• Jan 04, 2017

    Leading Music Rights Organization SESAC to be Acquired by Blackstone

    Leading music rights organization SESAC Holdings (“SESAC” or the “Company”) announced today that private equity funds affiliated with Blackstone (NYSE:BX) have entered into an agreement to acquire the Company from Rizvi Traverse Management.
  • Jan 03, 2017

    Byron Wien Announces Ten Surprises for 2017

    Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman of Multi-Asset Investing at Blackstone, today issued his list of Ten Surprises for 2017.
  • Jan 03, 2017

    Blackstone to Acquire Tradesmen International from Wellspring Capital Management

    Blackstone (NYSE:BX) and Wellspring Capital Management LLC (“Wellspring”) today announced that private equity funds affiliated with Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tradesmen International, LLC (“Tradesmen”), the leading agency-based provider of outsourced skilled craftsmen to non-residential construction and industrial contractors in North America, from Wellspring.
  • Dec 07, 2016

    Blackstone to buy Acetow

    Blackstone announces that Solvay has reached an agreement to sell its cellulose acetate tow business, Acetow, to private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”).
  • Dec 06, 2016

    Optiv Security to Be Acquired By KKR

    Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, and KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which KKR will acquire a majority stake in Optiv. The company is being acquired from a group of private investors, including a private equity fund managed by Blackstone (NYSE: BX), which will maintain a minority interest in Optiv along with Optiv management. Other selling shareholders include Investcorp and Sverica. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.
  • Dec 05, 2016

    Schwarzman Scholars Announces Class of 2018

    Schwarzman Scholars, the Master’s degree program founded by Blackstone Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, today announced the names of 129 men and women chosen to represent the Class of 2018.
  • Dec 05, 2016

    BTIG Announces Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Strategic Investment

    BTIG, LLC announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment from funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities. BTIG plans to leverage this investment to further expand its capabilities and accelerate the firm’s global growth. Post investment, BTIG and its affiliates in Europe, Asia and Australia will continue to operate as fully independent entities. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.
  • Dec 02, 2016

    President-elect Trump Establishes the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum

    President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced that he is establishing the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum. The Forum, which is composed of some of America’s most highly respected and successful business leaders, will be called upon to meet with the President frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the President implements his plan to bring back jobs and Make America Great Again. The Forum will be chaired by Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone.
  • Nov 18, 2016

    Blackstone to Present at the Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference

    Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone, is scheduled to present at the Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 12:30 pm ET.
  • Nov 14, 2016

    Apollo, Blackstone, Carlyle, KKR, and TPG Jointly Host 2nd Veterans Initiative Summit

    Beginning today, investment firms Apollo (NYSE: APO), Blackstone (NYSE: BX), KKR (NYSE: KKR), The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), and TPG will jointly host the second annual Veterans Initiative Summit to support the hiring and retention of America’s veterans.
  • Nov 09, 2016

    Siccar Point Energy announces acquisition of OMV (U.K.) Limited

    Siccar Point Energy Limited (“Siccar Point”) today announces the acquisition of OMV (U.K.) Limited (“OMV UK”) from OMV AG (“OMV”). Aberdeen-based Siccar Point is a North Sea focussed E&P company backed by funds managed by Blue Water Energy (“Blue Water Energy”) and Blackstone Energy Partners (“Blackstone”).
  • Nov 08, 2016

    Blackstone to acquire OfficeFirst Immobilien

    Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV (“Blackstone”) announces that it has agreed to acquire OfficeFirst Immobilien AG (“OfficeFirst”), a leading office-focused German real estate business, from IVG Immobilien AG.
  • Nov 02, 2016

    Blackstone to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Future of Financials 2016 Conference

    Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that Jon Gray, Global Head of Real Estate at Blackstone, is scheduled to present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Future of Financials 2016 Conference on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at approximately 12:45 pm ET.
  • Nov 02, 2016

    GSO Capital Partners Announces the Formation of Sequel Energy Group to Pursue Drilling Joint Venture Transactions

    GSO Capital Partners LP (“GSO”), the credit platform of Blackstone (NYSE: BX), is pleased to announce the formation of Sequel Energy Group LLC (“Sequel” or the “Company”), a private, Denver based oil and gas company.
  • Oct 31, 2016

    GSO Capital Partners Closes its Third Mezzanine Fund at Hard Cap of $6.5 Billion

    GSO Capital Partners, the credit division of Blackstone (NYSE: BX), today announced the final closing of its third mezzanine fund, GSO Capital Opportunities Fund III (“the Fund”), at its hard cap of $6.5 billion, making it one of the world’s largest mezzanine funds.
  • Oct 28, 2016

    Blackstone Alternative Alpha Funds Announce Estimated Year-End Distribution of $17.00 to $44.00 per Share

    Each of Blackstone Alternative Alpha Fund and Blackstone Alternative Alpha Fund II (each a “Fund”, and collectively, the “Funds”) announced today that it expects to pay a year-end distribution to its shareholders of record as of December 29, 2016, or such date as may be determined by the Board of Trustees.
  • Oct 27, 2016

    Blackstone Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

    Blackstone will host a conference call on October 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss third quarter 2016 results.
  • Oct 18, 2016

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Hosts Competition for Ventures at Forbes Under 30 Summit

    The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced its sponsorship and participation in the 2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit, where its Blackstone LaunchPad program hosted a pitch competition for top ventures from twenty schools within the network.
  • Oct 05, 2016

    Blackstone Completes 10-Year Euro-Denominated Senior Notes Offering

    Blackstone has completed its previously announced offering of €600 million of 1.000% senior notes due 2026 of Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C., its indirect subsidiary.
  • Oct 03, 2016

    #FacesofFounders Campaign Launches Today Showcasing Millions of Diverse Startup Founders in America

    The Case Foundation, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Google for Entrepreneurs and UBS today announced the launch of #FacesofFounders, a new online campaign searching for dynamic entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, and particularly entrepreneurs of color and women founders across America, who are key to driving innovation and job growth in the U.S.