Jonathan Kaufman is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group and is based in New York.
Mr. Kaufman is the Global Head of Capital Markets for the Private Equity Group, including Blackstone Energy Partners, Tactical Opportunities, Infrastructure and Blackstone Growth, having structured and led over $250bn of debt issuance. Mr. Kaufman also works across Blackstone’s credit investing platforms to generate capital deployment and revenue opportunities.
Mr. Kaufman joined Blackstone in 2007 and previously worked as a Vice President in the Restructuring & Reorganization Group, where he advised a number of companies and lenders in their chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, and special situation investments. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Kaufman was a Manager of M&A at Platinum Equity, where he evaluated and executed private equity investments in a wide range of industries.
Mr. Kaufman received a BA in History from Amherst College, where he graduated magna cum laude, and an MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Kaufman is a member of the Board of Trustees of Park Children’s Day School.