• 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.
  • Jun 02, 2015

    Brookfield Agrees to Acquire Center Parcs from Blackstone

    London, 2 June, 2015 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (NYSE: BPY; TSX: BPY.UN) announce that a Brookfield-managed fund has agreed to acquire Center Parcs UK for an undisclosed sum from funds managed by Blackstone’s private equity and real estate businesses. The transaction is due to complete by the end of July.
  • May 22, 2015

    Doug Ostrover, One of the Three Founders of Blackstone’s GSO, to Step Down from Firm

    New York, NY, May 22nd, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Doug Ostrover will step down as a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and will become a Senior Adviser to the firm. Mr. Ostrover was, along with Bennett Goodman and Tripp Smith, one of the founders of GSO, Blackstone’s alternative credit platform. Blackstone acquired GSO in 2008 and it now has assets under management of $75 billion. Mr. Ostrover intends to found a family office to invest capital and work alongside management teams.
  • May 21, 2015

    Blackstone to Present at the Morgan Stanley Financials Conference

    New York, New York, May 21, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that Jon Gray, Global Head of Real Estate at Blackstone, will present at the Morgan Stanley Financials Conference in New York on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at approximately 3:35 p.m. ET.
  • May 19, 2015

    Blackstone to Present at KBW Asset Management and Capital Markets Conference

    New York, New York, May 19, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that Joseph Baratta, Global Head of Private Equity at Blackstone, will present at the KBW Asset Management and Capital Markets Conference in New York on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at approximately 10:40 a.m. ET.
  • May 14, 2015

    Blackstone to Present at Bernstein’s 31st Annual Strategic Decisions Conference

    New York, New York, May 14, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, will present at Bernstein’s 31st Annual Strategic Decisions Conference in New York on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at approximately 9:00 a.m. EST.
  • May 12, 2015

    Blackstone Prices 10-Year Senior Notes Offering

    New York, May 12, 2015 - Blackstone (NYSE: BX) priced its offering of €300 million of 2.000% senior notes due 2025 of Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C., its indirect subsidiary. The notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by The Blackstone Group L.P. and its indirect subsidiaries, Blackstone Holdings I L.P., Blackstone Holdings II L.P., Blackstone Holdings III L.P. and Blackstone Holdings IV L.P. Blackstone intends to use the proceeds from the notes offering for general corporate purposes.
  • May 12, 2015

    Blackstone Acquires Three Shopping Centres in Spain and Portugal

    London, Gouda, 12 May 2015. Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV (“Blackstone”) announces that it has acquired an additional three assets in Portugal and Spain which will be managed by its European retail platform, Multi Corporation. Blackstone acquired these shopping centres through the acquisition of the shares of the CG Malls Europe Fund. Multi is one of Europe’s leading shopping centre owners and managers and owns and manages 25 assets in Portugal and Spain.
  • May 12, 2015

    Pemex & Global Water Development Partners/Blackstone Announce Signing of Memorandum of Understanding to Develop Water-focused Infrastructure for Pemex Facilities in Mexico

    Mexico City, New York and London, May 12, 2015 – Petroleos Mexicanos ("Pemex"), and Global Water Development Partners (“GWDP”), founded by private equity funds managed by Blackstone, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focused on the creation of a partnership to invest in water and wastewater infrastructure for Pemex’s upstream and downstream facilities.
  • May 12, 2015

    Blackstone to Offer Euro-Denominated Senior Notes

    New York, May 12, 2015 - Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, euro-denominated senior notes of Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C., its indirect subsidiary. The notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by The Blackstone Group L.P. and its indirect subsidiaries, Blackstone Holdings I L.P., Blackstone Holdings II L.P., Blackstone Holdings III L.P. and Blackstone Holdings IV L.P. Blackstone intends to use the proceeds from the notes offering for general corporate purposes.
  • Apr 30, 2015

    Stornoway Announces Investment by Blackstone

    Longueuil, Québec and New York, New York, April 30, 2015 – Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX:SWY) announced today that Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, an affiliate of Blackstone (NYSE:BX), has acquired a meaningful equity position in Stornoway and a minority ownership interest in the Renard diamond stream by way of a secondary market transaction with Orion Mine Finance (“Orion”).
  • Apr 27, 2015

    Blackstone Completes 30-Year Senior Notes Offering

    New York, April 27, 2015 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) has completed its previously announced offering of $350,000,000 of 4.450% senior notes due 2045 of Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C., its indirect subsidiary. The notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by The Blackstone Group L.P. and its indirect subsidiaries, Blackstone Holdings I L.P., Blackstone Holdings II L.P., Blackstone Holdings III L.P. and Blackstone Holdings IV L.P. Blackstone intends to use the proceeds from the notes offering for general corporate purposes.
  • Apr 27, 2015

    Utility One Source Announces Partnership with UCO Equipment

    Kansas City, Missouri and Cabot, Arkansas, April 27, 2015 – Utility One Source today announced a partnership with UCO Equipment (“UCO”), a provider of specialty equipment and services to the utility, power and oil & gas sectors. Based in Cabot, Arkansas, UCO will continue to be a family-owned and operated business. UCO’s existing management team, led by Rhonda and Jim Usery, will continue to lead 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, parts and aftermarket services, remanufacturing, customized equipment and transportation nationwide.
  • Apr 27, 2015

    Blackstone Acquires 16 UK Logistics Assets

    London, 27 April, 2015 – Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV (“Blackstone”) announces the acquisition of six million sq ft of logistics assets in the UK for its European logistics company, Logicor, from a joint venture between funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and Anglesea Capital.
  • Apr 22, 2015

    Blackstone Prices 30-Year Senior Notes Offering

    New York, April 22, 2015 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) priced its offering of $350,000,000 of 4.450% senior notes due 2045 of Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C., its indirect subsidiary. The notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by The Blackstone Group L.P. and its indirect subsidiaries, Blackstone Holdings I L.P., Blackstone Holdings II L.P., Blackstone Holdings III L.P. and Blackstone Holdings IV L.P. Blackstone intends to use the proceeds from the notes offering for general corporate purposes.
  • Apr 22, 2015

    Blackstone to Offer 30-Year Senior Notes

    New York, April 22, 2015 - Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, 30-year senior notes of Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C., its indirect subsidiary. The notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by The Blackstone Group L.P. and its indirect subsidiaries, Blackstone Holdings I L.P., Blackstone Holdings II L.P., Blackstone Holdings III L.P. and Blackstone Holdings IV L.P. Blackstone intends to use the proceeds from the notes offering for general corporate purposes.
  • Apr 16, 2015

    Blackstone Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

    To view the full report please click the following link – Blackstone’s first quarter 2015 results. Blackstone will host a conference call on April 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss first quarter 2015 results. You can listen to the call by dialing +1 (877) 384‑4191 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (857) 244-7413 (international) passcode 197 089 58#.
  • Apr 10, 2015

    Blackstone Mortgage Trust to Acquire $4.6 Billion Loan Portfolio from GE Capital

    New York, NY – April 10, 2015. Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a $4.6 billion commercial mortgage loan portfolio from GE Capital Real Estate. The acquisition is a part of the larger $23 billion acquisition of the majority of GE Capital’s real estate business by investment vehicles managed by Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and by Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC).
  • Apr 10, 2015

    Blackstone and Wells Fargo to Buy GE Capital’s Real Estate Assets

    New York and San Francisco, April 10th, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) today announced that they had signed agreements to purchase most of the assets of GE Capital Real Estate in a transaction valued at approximately $23 billion.
  • Apr 08, 2015

    Blackstone Advisory Partners Asia Transferred to Comprador

    New York and Hong Kong, April 8, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that it has transferred its Hong Kong based M&A advisory business to Comprador Limited, an independent advisory firm which will be led by Anthony J. Steains.