Blackstone Capital Partners VII 募得 180 亿美元资金

Dec 14, 2015, 00:00 AM by Tiffany Milano
Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that it has had its final close for its latest global private equity fund, Blackstone Capital Partners VII (BCP VII). Fundraising began in November 2014 and the fund had a record $15.7 billion first close in May, seven months after launching. There are more than 250 limited partners from 40 countries in the fund. Demand for the fund was significantly in excess of its hard cap of $17.5 billion. Taken together with Blackstone and its employees’ commitment of $500 million, BCP VII will have $18 billion of available equity capital to invest. Blackstone expects to begin making investments out of this fund during the first quarter of 2016.

纽约州纽约市,2015 年 12 月 14 日。Blackstone(纽约证券交易所代码:BX)今天宣布,公司已最终关闭了其最大的全球私募股权基金,即 Blackstone Capital Partners VII (BCP VII)。 资金募集始于 2014 年 11 月,该基金在今年 5 月(即其推出 7 个月之后)取得了创纪录的初次关闭,募得的资金达到 157 亿美元。这支基金涉及来自 40 个国家和地区的逾 250 位有限合伙人。市场对这支基金的需求显著地超过了其 175 亿美元的硬性上限。 算上 Blackstone 及其员工承诺的 5 亿美元资金,BCP VII 将拥有 180 亿美元有效股权资本可用于投资。Blackstone 预计将在 2016 年第一季度内利用这支基金进行投资。

在谈及此次关闭时,Blackstone 私募股权投资业务部全球负责人 Joseph Baratta 表示,“我们非常感谢投资者们对 BCP VII 的信任和大力支持。我们拥有一个出色的团队,他们一直在不知疲倦地工作来为我们的投资者不断地创造令人满意的长期回报。”

截至 2015 年第三季度末,Blackstone 旗下的私募股权投资业务已管理着价值超过 991 亿美元的股权。

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