January 30, 2015 1:48 PM ET

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Company Overview of The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group

Company Overview

The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group is an investment firm specializing in direct and fund of funds investments. For direct investments in the firm seeks to invest in middle market, leveraged buyouts, distressed investments, structured equity, rescue financings, turnarounds, minority investments, large private transactions, large public-to-privates corporate partnerships, platform buildups, industry consolidations, start-ups in established industries, small and medium size buyouts, recapitalizations, PIPES, mature, late venture, growth capital and direct secondaries investments. The firm also prefers to invest in out-of-favor, under-appreciated industries. It seeks to invest in a broad...

345 Park Avenue

31st Floor

New York, NY 10154

United States

Founded in 1987

Phone:

212-583-5000

Fax:

212-583-5749

Key Executives for The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group

Chief Executive Officer of Equity Healthcare and Operating Partner of Equity Healthcare
Age: 63
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 67
Global Head of Private Equity
Age: 43
Senior Managing Director
Age: 46
Senior Managing Director
Age: 64
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group Key Developments

Verallia Sale Reportedly Launched; Suitors Line Up

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A. (ENXTPA:SGO) has started the sale of Verallia SA in a valued about €3 billion, two people familiar with the matter said. JP Morgan and BNP Paribas are handling the sale and is expected to be launched in late February or in March 2015, the people said. According to the people, Ardagh Group S.A., Bain Capital Private Equity, BC Partners, The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group, The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG), CVC Limited (ASX:CVC) and Permira Advisers Ltd. are eyeing Verallia. Ardagh stated on January 16, 2015 that it is monitoring the sale of Verallia and this would not throw off the timing of its own planned stock market listing.

Boca Raton Resort & Club Up For Sale

An investment fund of The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group has put Boca Raton Resort & Club (Panthers BRHC L.L.C.) up for sale, a spokesman told the Sun Sentinel on November 4, 2014. Gregory Rumpel, Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle, Hotels & Hospitality Group is handling the sale and has started to contact potential investors who might be interested in acquiring the resort, Sun Sentinel reported.

Accor And Others Reportedly Eye Louvre Hotels

Accor S.A. (ENXTPA:AC) is known to be among the potential suitors for the acquisition of Louvre Hotels SAS from Starwood Capital Group, a source close to the matter said. "Accor is looking at the dossier but the process is at an early stage," the source said. French daily Les Echos reported that Starwood looking at divesting Louvre Hotels and Accor was among the buyers that had submitted non-binding offers. The report added that the sale could fetch €1.2 billion - €1.5 billion ($1.5 billion -1.9 billion). Les Echos added that among other potential buyers are PAI Partners, CVC Limited (ASX:CVC), The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group, and Fonciere Des Murs (ENXTPA:FMU). Accor’s shares were off 0.99% at €31.48.

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