• Jul 29, 2008

    Blackstone Announces Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call

    New York, July 29, 2008: The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), announced today that it will host its second quarter investor conference call Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 11:00 am ET. Tony James, President and Chief Operating Officer; Michael Puglisi, Chief Financial Officer; and Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director – Public Markets, will review The Blackstone Group L.P.’s second quarter earnings. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (888) 713- 4218 (U.S. domestic) or +1 617-213-4870 (international) pass code 60801794.
  • Jul 29, 2008

    Blackstone Announces Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call for the Media

    New York, July 29, 2008: The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), announced today that it will host a 9:30 am (EST) conference call for the media on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 on its second quarter 2008 earnings results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (800) 288-8961 (U.S. domestic) or +1 612-332-0226 (international).
  • Jul 28, 2008

    Bayview Asset Management Announces Strategic Investment from Blackstone

    Coral Gables – July 28, 2008 – Bayview Asset Management, LLC (Bayview), a subsidiary of Bayview Financial, L.P., announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a minority interest in the company to Blackstone Capital Partners, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group (Blackstone). The investment from Blackstone will help Bayview (www.bayviewfinancial.com) continue to grow its business in the secondary mortgage acquisition and mortgage securities markets. Bayview currently manages a $2 billion fund that focuses on the acquisition of whole mortgage loans and mortgage backed securities. Among Bayview’s clients are some of the largest institutional investors in the world including leading corporate and public pension funds. It is currently the fourth largest fund of its kind with specific focus in this sector. Bayview has been active in the secondary mortgage market since 1995 and has closed loan purchase transactions with over 2,000 counterparties.
  • Jul 25, 2008

    Blackstone to Acquire AlliedBarton

    King of Prussia, Pa./New York, July 25 2008: AlliedBarton Security Services and The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) today announced a definitive agreement under which the private equity fund managed by The Blackstone Group will acquire AlliedBarton. Bill Whitmore, Chairman, President and CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, said, “This transaction is a tremendous opportunity to fuel our continued growth. We have transformed ourselves into the country’s leading physical security company in a few short years and our relationship with The Blackstone Group demonstrates our management-led commitment to continued dynamic growth which will energize our investment in our people, technology and training.”
  • Jul 15, 2008

    Blackstone Announces Partnership to Build and Manage 400MW Offshore Wind Farm in Germany

    London, July 15, 2008: The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) today announced it has formed a partnership with Windland Energieerzeugungs GmbH, founded in 1990 by Joachim Falkenhagen, to complete the development and construction of Meerwind, one of the North Sea’s largest wind farm projects. The project, which will be located 80 kilometres off the northern coast of Germany, will cost in excess of €1 billion to build. The wind farm will comprise 80 wind turbines with a combined generation capacity of 400MW.
  • Jul 14, 2008

    Richard Jenrette Joins Blackstone's Board

    New York, July 14 2008: The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) today announced that Richard H. Jenrette has joined the firm’s Board of Directors.
  • Jul 06, 2008

    NBC Universal, Bain Capital & Blackstone to Acquire The Weather Channel Properties

    NEW YORK – July 6, 2008 — NBC Universal, Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire The Weather Channel properties from Landmark Communications. The Weather Channel will be operated as a separate entity, based in Atlanta, with management services to be provided by NBC Universal. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • Jul 02, 2008

    Hicks Acquisition Company I, Inc. and Blackstone-Led Group Sign Definitive Agreement For Graham Packaging

    DALLAS, July 2, 2008 — Hicks Acquisition Company I, Inc. (AMEX: TOH) (“Hicks Acquisition”), a Dallas-based special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) founded and headed by Thomas O. Hicks, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Graham Packaging Holdings Company (“Graham Packaging” or the “Company”) will go public through a transaction with Hicks Acquisition. Graham is controlled by The Blackstone Group and the Graham Group (together, the “Current Graham Equity Holders”).
  • Jun 30, 2008

    Blackstone Adds Senior Financial Services Banker

    New York, June 30, 2008: The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) today announced that Thomas D. Stoddard has joined the firm’s Corporate Advisory business as a Senior Managing Director. Mr. Stoddard was previously a founding partner of Barrett Ellman Stoddard Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in the financial services sector.
  • Jun 24, 2008

    Crestwood Midstream Partners Announces Blackstone and GSO as New Investors

    HOUSTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Crestwood Midstream Partners, LLC (“Crestwood”), a private midstream company formed in November 2007 by a management team led by industry veteran Bob Phillips, announced today that The Blackstone Group (“Blackstone”) and GSO Capital Partners LP (“GSO”) have acquired ownership interests in Crestwood. Blackstone and GSO, along with Kayne Anderson and Crestwood Management, LLC, have combined to provide Crestwood with $500 million in equity capital commitments, an increase from the existing $150 million in equity capital commitments, to pursue the acquisition and development of North American midstream assets and businesses.
  • Jun 23, 2008

    Blackstone Files Shelf Registration Statement to Cover Future Exchanges

    New York, June 23, 2008: The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) filed a registration statement with the SEC today to register 818,008,105 common units potentially issuable to employees and selected other persons upon exchange of the same number of Blackstone Holdings partnership units issued in Blackstone’s reorganization at the time of its IPO in June 2007.
  • Jun 19, 2008

    Apria Healthcare Group Inc. Agrees to be Acquired By an Affiliate of the Blackstone Group

    LAKE FOREST, CA…June 19, 2008…Apria Healthcare Group Inc. (NYSE:AHG), a leading home healthcare services company, today announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with an affiliate of The Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) in a transaction valued at approximately $1.6 billion.
  • Jun 19, 2008

    Kosmos Energy Annouces $500 Million Equity Funding

    Company to Accelerate West African E&P Activities, Jubilee Field Development Offshore Ghana Dallas, Texas – June 19, 2008 – Kosmos Energy announces today that the company has secured an additional $500 million equity funding program led by Warburg Pincus and Blackstone Capital Partners (an affiliate of The Blackstone Group), two of the world’s largest and most highly regarded private equity firms. The equity expands Kosmos’ capital base and provides substantial financial resources for ongoing oil and gas exploration, appraisal and development activities in West Africa, including first-phase development of the Jubilee Field, the company’s significant oil discovery offshore the Republic of Ghana. Warburg Pincus and Blackstone, as well as the Kosmos management team, previously committed $300 million to the company.
  • Jun 16, 2008

    Carador Plc – Change of Investment Manager

    The Board of Directors of Carador today announce that, with effect from midnight on 13 June 2008, GSO Capital Partners International LLP, a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group LP ("GSO/Blackstone") has been appointed in place of Washington Square Investment Management Limited ("Washington Square") as Investment Manager of the Company. This follows the transfer of the key executives of Washington Square with responsibility for the portfolio of the Company (being Miguel Ramos-Fuentenebro, Carolyn Aitchison, Poh-Heng Tan, Steve Basirdin and Marisa Virseda) to GSO/Blackstone.
  • Jun 09, 2008

    Laurence Tosi to Join the Blackstone Group as Chief Financial Officer

    New York, June 9, 2008: The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) today announced that Laurence A. Tosi will join the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Tosi was previously the Chief Operating Officer for the Global Markets and Investment Banking Group of Merrill Lynch & Co. Before, he was Senior Vice President and Finance Director responsible for Merrill Lynch’s global 2,600-person finance organization, including worldwide accounting, regulatory reporting, budgeting and corporate development. Mr. Tosi will serve on Blackstone’s Executive Committee. He is expected to take up his position after the summer.
  • May 28, 2008

    Blackstone to Present at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference

    New York: May 28, 2008: The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) today announced that Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of The Blackstone Group, is scheduled to present at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 4:00 pm EST.
  • May 27, 2008

    Blackstone and Wellspring Complete Acquisition of Performance Food Group

    RICHMOND, Va. (May 27, 2008) - Performance Food Group Company announced today that the previously announced acquisition of the Company by affiliates of The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) and Wellspring Capital Management has been completed. The transaction is valued at approximately $1.4 billion. Performance Food Group is being merged with a wholly owned subsidiary of VISTAR Corporation, a leading specialty foodservice distributor controlled by affiliates of Blackstone and Wellspring. The newly combined company, known as Performance Food Group, is expected to have revenues approaching $10 billion and more than 10,000 associates. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Performance Food Group shareholders will receive $34.50 in cash for each outstanding share of PFG common stock held as of 4:00 P.M (EDT) on May 23, 2008. As a result of the merger, Performance Food Group Company’s common stock was delisted and ceased trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as of such time.
  • May 15, 2008

    The Blackstone Group Reports First Quarter 2008 Results

    Blackstone will host a conference call on May 15, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss first quarter 2008 results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (888) 713-4205 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 213-4862 (international) pass code 60516941.
  • May 13, 2008

    Blackstone to Launch Blackstone Altius Advisors, an Asia-Focused, Event-Driven Investment Business

    New York/Hong Kong: May 13, 2008: The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) today announced that Aaron Nieman will be launching Blackstone Altius Advisors, a new event-driven strategy focusing on opportunities in the Asia Pacific region. A global, highly experienced investment team will be headquartered in Hong Kong, with additional professionals based in Tokyo, Mumbai, and New York.
  • May 09, 2008

    Blackstone Announces First Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call for the Media

    New York, May 9, 2008: The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), announced today that it will host a 9:30 am (EST) conference call for the media on Thursday, May 15, 2008 on its first quarter 2008 earnings results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (800) 762-4905 (U.S. domestic) and (480) 629-9035 (international).