The Blackstone Group LP

Contact Details

The Blackstone Group LP
Main Office
345 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10154-0191
Phone: +1 (212) 583-5000
Fax: +1 (212) 583-5749

Corporate Profile

Founded: 
1985
Registration country: 
United States
Industry: 
Asset Managers
Company type: 
Private equity firm
Overview 
The Blackstone Group is a private merchant banking group based in New York, with an office in London, whose businesses include private equity investing, real estate private equity investing, private debt investing, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services, restructuring and advisory services, and marketable alternative asset management. The firm was founded in 1985 by its current Chairman, Peter G. Peterson (former Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers and former US Secretary of Commerce) and by its current President and CEO, Stephen A. Schwartzman (former Chairman of Lehman Brothers' Mergers and Acquisitions Committee). Blackstone currently has 33 Senior Managing Directors and employs 170 other professionals.

Investors

Investor Profile Amount Stage Date
China Investment Corporation Ltd Sovereign wealth fund USD 3,000,000,000 2007

Funds managed / advised

Fund Curr Amount Fund type Year Status
Blackstone Capital Partners I LP USD 810,000,000 1987 Final Closing
Blackstone Capital Partners II LP USD 1,270,000,000 buyout 1993 Final Closing
Blackstone Real Estate Partners I USD 485,000,000 real estate 1994 Final Closing
Blackstone Real Estate Partners II USD 1,300,000,000 real estate 1996 Final Closing
Blackstone Capital Partners III LP USD 3,780,000,000 buyout 1997 Final Closing
Blackstone Communications Partners I LP USD 2,019,000,000 2000 Final Closing
Blackstone Mezzanine Partners LP USD 1,100,000,000 mezzanine 2000 Final Closing
Blackstone Capital Partners IV LP USD 6,450,000,000 buyout 2002 Final Closing
Blackstone Distressed Opportunities Fund USD 1,000,000,000 distressed 2005 Final Closing
Blackstone Mezzanine Partners II LP USD 1,060,000,000 mezzanine 2006 Final Closing
Blackstone Capital Partners V LP USD 21,700,000,000 buyout 2007 Final Closing
Blackstone Capital Partners VI LP USD 7,100,000,000 buyout 2008 Final Closing
Blackstone Century Avenue Fund Ltd Final Closing
Blackstone Cleantech Venture Partners LP Final Closing
Blackstone Commodities Fund LP Final Closing
Blackstone Credit Opportunities Fund LP Final Closing
Blackstone Customized Commodities Fund LP Final Closing
Blackstone Employee Fund LP Final Closing
Blackstone Energy Partners LP Final Closing
Blackstone Event Driven Fund LP Final Closing

Investment Preferences

Geographic focus: Worldwide
Industry focus: Generalist

Sample Investments

Company Profile Amount Industry Ctry Stage Date
AMF Group Holding Inc Specialised Consumer Services US
AXIS Capital Reinsurance US
Abilizer Solutions Inc Internet US
Adelphia Communications Corp Cable operator in the U.S. Broadcasting & Entertainment US
Alco Holdings Ltd Specialised Consumer Services HK
Allcargo Delivery Services IN
Alliant Insurance Services Inc Insurance Brokers US
Allied Waste Industries Inc Nonhazardous solid waste management company. Waste & Disposal Services US
AlliedBarton Security Services Specialised Consumer Services US
AlphaDog Procurement Management Inc Computer Services US
American Axle & Mfg Holdings Auto Parts US
American Petroleum Tankers LLC Oil Equipment & Services US
Antares Restaurant Group Ltd USD 127,000,000 Restaurants & Bars NZ Nov 2011
Apria Healthcare Multi-line provider of home healthcare services. Health Care Providers US
Ariel Reinsurance Company Ltd Reinsurance BM
Aristech Chemical Corp Specialty Chemicals US
Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd Reinsurance BM N/A
Axtel SAB de CV Mobile Telecommunications MX
BankUnited FSB Banks US
Bayview Asset Management LLC Asset Managers US

Current employees

Name Job title Office Started Responsibilities
A J Agarwal Senior Managing Director, Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory New York
Jim Albaugh photo
Jim Albaugh Senior Advisor 10th May 2013 Focus on private equity opportunities in the aerospace and defense sectors
Martin Alderson-Smith Senior Managing Director, Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory New York
Bruce Amlicke Senior Managing Director; Chief Investment Officer, Funds of Hedge Funds Group New York
Susan Balloch
Susan Balloch Executive Director New York 2007
Joseph P Baratta Senior Managing Director, Corporate Private Equity London
Michael S Chae Senior Managing Director, Corporate Private Equity New York
Chinh E Chu Senior Managing Director, Corporate private Equity New York
Mary Anne Citrino Senior Managing Director, Corporate Private Equity New York
Frank Cohen Senior Managing Director, Real Estate New York
Timothy Coleman Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the Restructuring & Reorganization Advisory New York
Paul Costello Non-Executive Chairman Sydney
Dean T Criares Senior Managing Director; Co-Head of the GSO Debt Funds Group New York
James M Didden Jr Senior Managing Director New York
John D Dionne Senior Managing Director; Chief Investment Officer, Distressed Securities Advisors New York
Michael P Dugan Senior Managing Director, Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory New York
Jim Fields Senior Managing Director, Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory New York
David I Foley Senior Managing Director, Corporate Private Equity New York
Robert L Friedman Senior Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer New York
Brian Gavin Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Funds of Hedge Funds Group New York

Past employees

Name Job title Employer Office Responsibilities
Roger C Altman Founder and Chairman Evercore Partners Inc New York
Douglas Paolillo NA TPG Capital LLP

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