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February 09, 2016 1:45 AM 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





Key Executives for The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group

Chief Executive Officer of Equity Healthcare and Operating Partner of Equity Healthcare
Age: 64
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 68
Global Head of Private Equity and Member of the Management Committee
Age: 44
Senior Managing Director, Head of International Private Equity, and Head of Private Equity for Asia/Pacific
Age: 47
Senior Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group Key Developments

Woolworths Reportedly Being Approached For Takeover

The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group and The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG) are known to have approached the Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) board in recent weeks regarding a potential takeover of the entire group. It is understood that Blackstone and Carlyle contacted Woolworths, asking it to engage, but no deal eventuated. There were also speculations that KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) and TPG Capital, L.P. made a $1 billion plus offer for the company's Big W discount chain in recent months that was later rejected. KKR was thought to be running the ruler over Woolworths. However, it is understood that it is no longer an interested suitor.

Blackstone Reportedly Eyeing Big W

The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group is understood to be among investors to have approached Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) regarding the acquisition of Big W. KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) is known to have hired Deloitte for analysis of the Big W business. KKR is also said to have engaged with other specialists to carry out research on the company. Other private equity firms are also known to have expressed heightened interest in Big W.

Blackstone Reportedly Seeks Sale Or IPO For Polymer

The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group is shopping AVINTIV Specialty Materials Inc. (Polymer Group) to prospective buyers in a deal that could approach $3 billion in value, according to a source familiar with the process. The firm is said to be preparing the company for either a sale or IPO.

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