Saturday, 10 October 2015
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May 24 2011 | 12:14pm ET
BlackRock has launched a new direct private equity business, hiring the team behind Merrill Lynch's p.e. effort.
The firm said that Nathan Thorne, George Bitar and Mandy Puri joined as managing directors and will lead its new global private equity group. All three were instrumental in the launch of Merrill's private equity business in 1994.
The three will report to Matthew Botein, head of BlackRock Alternative Investors.
"As Matt and his team have worked to round-out our alternative offerings, we recognized that this particular business was the most important gap in the alternatives portfolio and one in which we have a clear competitive advantage," Robert Kapito, president of BlackRock, said.
Oct 7 2015 | 4:57am ET
Charity A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) will hold its 12th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest – NYC on October 15 and its 4th Annual Rocktoberfest - Chicago on October 22. Read more…