Martin Brand is a Senior Managing Director and serves as co-head of U.S. Acquisitions for Blackstone’s Private Equity Group. Mr. Brand leads Blackstone’s private equity investments in technology, media, telecom, and financial institutions. He also serves as a member of the investment committee of Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities funds. Mr. Brand was involved in Blackstone’s investments in Refinitiv, MagicLab, Promontory Interfinancial Network, Paysafe, Vungle, Ultimate Software, JDA, Optiv, Kronos, Ipreo, Knight Capital Group, Lendmark, Exeter Finance, Viva, NCR, First Eagle Investment Management, BankUnited, PBF Energy, Performance Food Group, Travelport, New Skies, Cine UK, NHP, Kabel BW, Kabelnetz NRW, Primacom, and Sulo.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Brand worked as a derivatives trader with Goldman Sachs in New York and Tokyo, and with McKinsey & Company in London.
Mr. Brand received a BA/MA in Mathematics and Computation, First Class Honors, from Oxford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a director of Tradeweb Markets, Refinitiv, Kronos, Ultimate Software, Exeter Finance, Promontory Interfinancial Network, and First Eagle. He is a Trustee of the American Academy Berlin and a director of the Park Avenue Armory.