• Jul 15, 2014

    Blackstone Mortgage Trust Announces Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

    New York, NY – July 15, 2014. Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) today announced that it will publish its second quarter 2014 earnings presentation on its website at www.bxmt.com and file its Form 10-Q after market close on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
  • Jul 09, 2014

    Schwarzman Scholars Endowment Achieves $300 Million Fundraising Milestone

    NEW YORK AND BEIJING, July 9, 2014 – In conjunction with its official participation in the fifth annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to announce that it has achieved its initial fundraising goal of $300 million in just over one year.
  • Jul 03, 2014

    Blackstone Announces Closing of Gates Acquisition

    New York, NY, July 3, 2014. Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Gates Corporation (“Gates”). Private equity funds managed by Blackstone on behalf of its investors have acquired Gates for $5.4 billion.
  • Jun 23, 2014

    Blackstone Announces Second Quarter 2014 Investor Call

    New York, June 23, 2014. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host its second quarter 2014 investor conference call on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Steve Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Tony James, President and Chief Operating Officer; Laurence Tosi, Chief Financial Officer; Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director – External Relations and Strategy; and Weston Tucker, Head of Investor Relations, will review Blackstone’s second quarter 2014 results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1 (877) 391-6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 597-9291 (international) pass code 149 943 55#.
  • Jun 23, 2014

    Blackstone Announces Second Quarter 2014 Media Call

    New York, June 23, 2014. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host a conference call for the media on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. ET to review second quarter 2014 results.
  • Jun 23, 2014

    Blackstone Participates in White House Summit on Working Families

    New York, June 23, 2014. Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that its Global Head of Human Resources, Laura Waitz, will participate in the White House Summit on Working Families. The summit is designed to help eliminate barriers based on gender and family responsibilities in an effort to ensure the continuing competitiveness of America’s labor force in the global economy. At the summit, Waitz will act as Blackstone’s representative in a dialogue between the private and public sectors about current issues facing working families. Blackstone has established extensive policies to make fulfilling both work and family responsibilities easier for its employees.
  • Jun 11, 2014

    Liazon Selected as Preferred Private Exchange Partner by Equity Healthcare, LLC

    Buffalo, NY, June 11, 2014. Equity Healthcare, LLC, today announced that it has selected Liazon Corporation as its preferred national private benefits exchange partner for its 40+ affiliated companies. Liazon joins leading healthcare related programs and services offered by Equity Healthcare to the companies of the global asset manager Blackstone, other private equity firms, and certain non-profit organizations. Liazon will make its industry-leading Bright Choices® Exchange available to the employees and their families who are currently covered by Equity Healthcare and decide to pursue an exchange solution.
  • Jun 06, 2014

    Blackstone and Ivanhoé Cambridge Increase Holding in Gecina

    6 June 2014: A jointly-owned affiliate, managed by Blackstone, of real estate funds managed by Blackstone and of Ivanhoe Cambridge, both acting in concert, has reached an agreement to acquire, before 30 September 2014, from Metrovacesa, 4,350,000 shares representing 6.92% of Gecina’s share capital and voting rights.
  • Jun 03, 2014

    Blackstone and Hilton Worldwide Break Ground at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki

    Honolulu, HI, June 3, 2014. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced the development of a new 418-unit vacation ownership tower at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, creating more than one thousand jobs. An official groundbreaking ceremony marked the construction launch of The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations Club®, slated for completion in early 2017. A Blackstone-managed fund, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI, is providing the capital for this new tower. It has appointed Hilton Grand Vacations, the vacation ownership division of Hilton Worldwide, to provide vacation ownership sales and marketing services, resort operations, timeshare homeowners’ association management and loan servicing.
  • Jun 02, 2014

    Blackstone Makes Strategic Investment in Cloud Theory

    New York, NY, June 2, 2014. Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that it has made a strategic investment in Cloud Theory, a technology consulting firm specializing in cloud-based solutions, to expand its product offering with customized Salesforce software for alternative asset managers.
  • May 28, 2014

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Announces First Annual Veterans Grant Recipients

    New York, May 28, 2014 – The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced that it has awarded grants totaling $300,000 to six organizations that support veterans’ employment and business development. The Veterans Grant Program is the latest initiative in a series of programs Blackstone has introduced as part of its Veterans Hiring Initiative and is aligned with the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Initiative. In April 2013, Blackstone committed to hiring 50,000 veterans across its portfolio of companies over a five year period in support of the White House’s Joining Forces initiative. The following September, the firm hosted a Veterans Hiring Summit, designed to help hiring executives within corporations learn how to attract and hire veterans. As of this month, Blackstone has hired more than 10,000 veterans across its portfolio of companies.
  • May 27, 2014

    Outerstuff, Ltd. Announces Blackstone Equity Investment

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – May 27, 2014 – Outerstuff, Ltd., ("Outerstuff" or the “Company") the leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of licensed children’s sports apparel for all of the major sports leagues in North America, today announced that it has closed an investment from private equity funds affiliated with Blackstone (NYSE: BX) ("Blackstone"). Blackstone will invest alongside founder and CEO Sol Werdiger, who will roll over equity in the transaction, and Blackstone will share equal economics and governance with the current shareholders. Blackstone will support Outerstuff in the next phase of its growth as it expands its presence in the sports apparel industry, both domestically and internationally.
  • May 20, 2014

    La Quinta Inns & Suites Reaffirms Support for Guard and Reserve Employees

    Alexandria, Va, May 20, 2014. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, today announced Mr. Wayne Goldberg, President and CEO of La Quinta Inns & Suites, a Blackstone portfolio company, signed a Statement of Support for the National Guard and Reserve. Goldberg signed the pledge in a ceremony at the La Quinta Corporate Office in Irving, Texas. Goldberg was joined by Mr. Alex Baird, Principal Deputy Director of Family and Employer Programs and Policy, Department of Defense.
  • May 20, 2014

    TDI New England Files Presidential Permit Application for The New England Clean Power Link

    Burlington, VT – TDI New England announced that it has filed a Presidential Permit application with the United States Department of Energy, formally requesting authority to construct the New England Clean Power Link electric transmission project.
  • May 19, 2014

    Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. to Present at the KBW Mortgage Finance Conference

    New York, NY, May 19, 2014. Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) announced today that Steve Plavin, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods 2014 Mortgage Finance Conference in New York, New York on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 9:45 am EST.
  • May 12, 2014

    Schwarzman Scholars Partners with Institute of International Education

    NEW YORK AND BEIJING, May 12, 2014. Schwarzman Scholars, the elite international scholarship program based at Tsinghua University, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Institute of International Education (IIE), a leading international education and training organization, which administers the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright program and other prestigious scholarship programs around the world. Leveraging more than nine decades of experience overseeing leading scholarship programs, IIE will partner with the Schwarzman Scholars team to develop and implement an international application process as well as recruitment and selection practices for the elite program, which is modeled on the Rhodes Scholarship. Schwarzman Scholars was founded in 2013 with a very specific global mission to educate future world leaders about China and in so doing, contribute to stronger, more stable relations between nations. IIE will help Schwarzman Scholars accomplish that mission by supporting its efforts to attract the world’s most entrepreneurial, independent, critical-thinking future leaders who understand that in-depth, first-hand exposure to China is critically important in the 21st century.
  • May 05, 2014

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Names Alisha Chaudry Slye National Director of its Campus Entrepreneurship Program “Blackstone LaunchPad”

    New York, NY, May 5, 2014. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced that Alisha Chaudry Slye will serve as National Director of Blackstone LaunchPad, an innovative campus program that introduces entrepreneurship as a viable career option for students by offering a network of venture coaches and support resources. To create a national network of Blackstone LaunchPad programs in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Montana, and California, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation has given a series of grants totaling $14 million as part of its five-year, $50 million Entrepreneurship Initiative. Blackstone LaunchPad fosters connections between university campuses, the business community, and local entrepreneurs to create environments that nurture aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • Apr 30, 2014

    Blackstone Announces 2014 Investor Day

    New York, April 30, 2014. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host its 2014 Investor Day for public unitholders and analysts on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in New York. The day, which will begin at 8:00 a.m. ET, will include a series of presentations by Blackstone’s senior management team to discuss the firm’s businesses and outlook.
  • Apr 28, 2014

    Andrew Lapham Appointed as Executive Advisor to Blackstone in Canada

    New York and Toronto, April 28, 2014. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that it has appointed Andrew Lapham as an Executive Advisor to the firm. Based in Toronto, Mr. Lapham will focus primarily on sourcing and evaluating the firm’s investment opportunities in Canada. Previously, Mr. Lapham was a senior investment professional at Onex Corporation, headquartered in Toronto.
  • Apr 24, 2014

    Condoleezza Rice to Visit Future Campus of Schwarzman Scholars

    NEW YORK AND BEIJING, April 24, 2014. Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to announce that former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, a Schwarzman Scholars Honorary Advisory Board member, will visit the future campus of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing this Sunday. Inspired by the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is designed to educate future world leaders about China. Each year, 200 students from around the world will complete coursework for a one-year Master’s degree at Schwarzman College, the academic and residential building dedicated to the program.