A public Blackstone could do ever-larger deals

Steve Rosenbush

The Blackstone Group's plan to go public could hasten the day of the $100 billion leveraged buyout. The private equity giant is considering going public, as CNBC first reported on Friday. While it would no longer be a private firm, "it would do deals in the same way," says Phillip Phan, professor of management at the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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