Blackstone Appoints Head of Public Market Activities

Jun 12 2007 | 9:12am ET

The Blackstone Group has hired Joan Solotar as a senior managing director, public markets. Solotar will be responsible for managing Blackstone's relationships with its public investors, industry analysts and the general investment community. She will also guide the firm on analyzing strategic development opportunities and will advise Blackstone fund portfolio companies on their positioning in the public equity markets.

Relations with investors in Blackstone's investment funds will continue to be managed by Blackstone’s senior managing director Kenneth Whitney.

Solotar will join Blackstone next week from Banc of America Securities where she has been a managing director and director of equity research. She started her career in equity research at The First Boston Corporation in 1986 and was part of the financial services team at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and later with CSFB as a managing director.

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