• Apr 19, 2012

    Blackstone Reports First-Quarter 2012 Results

    Blackstone will host a conference call on April 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss first-quarter 2012 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#.
  • Apr 03, 2012

    Blackstone Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call for the Media

    New York, April 3, 2012: Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host a 9:30 am (ET) conference call for the media on Thursday, April 19, 2012 on its first-quarter 2012 results.
  • Apr 03, 2012

    Blackstone Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call

    New York, April 3, 2012 –Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host its first- quarter 2012 investor conference call Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 11:00 am ET. Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Tony James, President and Chief Operating Officer; Laurence Tosi, Chief Financial Officer; and Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director – External Relations and Strategy, will review Blackstone’s first-quarter 2012 earnings. 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#.
  • Mar 29, 2012

    Guggenheim Baseball Management Acquires Los Angeles Dodgers

    March 28, 2012 – a group led by Guggenheim Partners and Los Angeles Lakers legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, emerged as the winning bidder for the Los Angeles Dodgers (the “Dodgers”, the “franchise”, the “team” or the “club”). The group agreed to purchase the Dodgers and the land surrounding the stadium for $2.15 billion, which includes $2 billion for the club and $150 million for a 50% stake in a real estate joint venture. In aggregate, the deal represents a Total Enterprise Value of $2.3 billion. In 2004, Frank McCourt purchased the storied franchise for $430 million.
  • Mar 28, 2012

    GSO Capital Partners' Second Mezzanine Fund Closes on $4 Billion

    New York, March 28, 2012: GSO Capital Partners, the credit division of Blackstone (NYSE: BX), today announced the final closing of its second mezzanine fund, GSO Capital Opportunities Fund II (“the Fund”), with total commitments of $4 billion, making it among the world’s largest mezzanine funds and the largest mezzanine fund to be raised following the financial crisis of 2008. GSO will invest the Fund across a broad range of sectors and geographies, with a particular focus on the U.S. and Europe.
  • Mar 19, 2012

    Summit Materials Announces Recent Acquisition of Norris Quarries in Cameron, Missouri

    Washington, D.C., March 19, 2012 - Summit Materials is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the aggregates operations of Norris Asphalt Paving Company. The aggregates business, which is based in Cameron, Missouri, has 19 sites throughout northwest Missouri with over 110 million tons of permitted limestone reserves and will operate as Norris Quarries, LLC. Norris Asphalt Paving Company retains its asphalt and paving services business based out of Ottumwa, Iowa.
  • Mar 19, 2012

    Bujagali Energy Sucessfully Delivering First 50mw of Clean Energy to the Ugandan Electricity Grid

    Kampala, Uganda 19 March 2012 - Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL), the owner and operator of the Bujagali Hydroelectric Power Plant (Bujagali) today confirmed that the first 50MW unit has been delivering power reliably to the national grid for transmission and distribution to the Ugandan public since 22 February 2012, and that the unit has since successfully completed the mandatory reliability test run.
  • Mar 05, 2012

    Blackstone Expands Asia Team with Senior Hires

    Hong Kong, March 5, 2012 – Blackstone (NYSE:BX) has made significant additions to its private equity team in Asia with the appointment of Yi Luo and Edward Huang, both of whom will focus on the Greater China market, reporting to Michael Chae, the Head of Private Equity for Blackstone in Asia Pacific.
  • Mar 01, 2012

    Center Parcs to Commence Construction on Fifth Site at Woburn

    Center Parcs, one of the UK’s leading holiday and short break providers, announces today that it is to start construction on a fifth site at Woburn (Bedfordshire) to complement its four existing sites. Investment funds managed by Blackstone, Center Parcs’ owner, will support this important capital project by committing to invest approximately £100m of new cash equity into the business. Four leading UK banks – RBS, Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds Banking Group – have committed to a construction loan of approximately £150m.
  • Feb 28, 2012

    Blackstone Files Annual Report on Form 10-K

    New York, February 28, 2012 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) announced today that it filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2012.
  • Feb 28, 2012

    Blackstone to Present at the Citi 2012 Financial Services Conference

    New York, February 28th, 2012 – Blackstone (NYSE:BX), announced today that Laurence A. Tosi, Chief Financial Officer of Blackstone, is scheduled to present at the Citi 2012 Financial Services Conference on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 8:45am EST.
  • Feb 24, 2012

    Jon Gray to Join Blackstone’s Board of Directors

    New York, February 24, 2012. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Jon Gray has joined its board of directors. Jon is the Global Head of Blackstone’s real estate business.
  • Feb 09, 2012

    GeoSouthern Energy & Blackstone Announce $1.0 Billion Credit Facility for the Black Hawk Field in the Eagle Ford

    New York and Houston, February 9th, 2012. GeoSouthern Energy Corporation and Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced the closing of a ~$1.0Bn borrowing base facility. Proceeds from the facility will be used to continue the development of GeoSouthern’s 173,000 gross acre position in the condensate and oil windows of the Eagle Ford shale play. When combined with prior equity and debt financings, this financing will result in the Company being fully financed and self-funded for its capital expenditure and investment programs. "This transaction, together with our partnership with Blackstone, ensures that the Company has the right capital base and support to continue to fuel the long-term future growth and development of our Black Hawk field in the Eagle Ford, as well as the Company's other assets" said GeoSouthern Founder and CEO, George Bishop.
  • Feb 02, 2012

    Blackstone Reports Fourth-Quarter and Year-End 2011 Results

    Blackstone will host a conference call on February 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss fourth-quarter and year-end 2012 results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1 (877) 391-6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 597-9291 (International) pass code 31241240#.
  • Jan 31, 2012

    Blackstone Accelerates Growth, an Innovative, Maine-focused Entrepreneurship Program names John Voltz as Executive Director to lead the efforts to encourage entrepreneurs and spur innovation across Maine

    January 31, 2012 – Today, Blackstone Accelerates Growth, a statewide initiative involving the Maine Technology Institute, the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and the University of Maine, announces the completion of its national search and the hiring of John Voltz as its Executive Director.
  • Jan 24, 2012

    Blackstone Portfolio Company AlliedBarton Supports U.S. Veterans and Reservists

    Blackstone portfolio company AlliedBarton has demonstrated a sustained commitment to hiring U.S. veterans and reservists. Through its strategic partnerships with various military assistance groups, AlliedBarton hired approximately 300 veterans and reservists during 2011, saving the Department of Defense $4,000,000 in unemployment costs.
  • Jan 16, 2012

    Blackstone Forms European Power Generation Partnership

    London, 16 January 2012. Blackstone (NYSE: BX) announced today that funds managed by it are forming a partnership with PQ Energy to acquire or to develop power generation facilities throughout Europe. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, PQ Energy is led by a seasoned management and technical team. The team has extensive power project development and operating experience as well as a strong track record of identifying and investing in power generation assets and creating significant long-term value.
  • Jan 09, 2012

    Blackstone Announces Fourth-Quarter & Year-End 2011 Earnings Conference Call for the Media

    New York, January 9, 2012: Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host a 9:30 am (ET) conference call for the media on Thursday, February 2, 2012 on its fourth-quarter and 2011 year-end earnings results.
  • Jan 09, 2012

    Blackstone Announces Fourth-Quarter & Year-End 2011 Earnings Conference Call

    New York, January 9, 2012: Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host its fourth-quarter and year-end 2011 investor conference call Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 11:00 am ET. Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Tony James, President and Chief Operating Officer; Laurence Tosi, Chief Financial Officer; and Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director – External Relations & Strategy, will review Blackstone’s fourth-quarter and year-end 2011 earnings. The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1 877-391-6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 617-597-9291 (International) pass code 312 412 40#.
  • Jan 05, 2012

    Blackstone’s GSO Capital Partners Acquires Harbourmaster Capital

    New York, London, Dublin Jan 5, 2012 – GSO Capital Partners LP (“GSO”), the global credit platform of Blackstone (NYSE: BX), today completed the acquisition of Harbourmaster Capital, a leading European leveraged loan manager with €7.6 billion ($10.2 billion) of assets under management as of September 30, 2011. As previously announced, the acquisition makes GSO one of the largest leveraged loan investors in Europe as well as the United States, thereby enhancing its global scale. GSO is one of the largest credit-oriented alternative managers in the world, generating attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors through a broad array of strategies including mezzanine, distressed investing, leveraged loans and other special situation strategies. Together with its affiliates, GSO has $33.6 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2011 (approximately $43.8 billion combined for the acquisition).