Blackstone Names German Advisory Head

Jul 2 2012 | 2:42pm ET

The Blackstone Group has hired a new executive to boost its advisory business in German-speaking countries.

Jan Weidner was named a senior managing director at Blackstone Advisory Partners. Weidner formerly led JPMorgan Chase's German mergers and acquisitions business, leaving the bank in 2002.

Weidner is charged with overseeing Blackstone Advisory's German-speaking franchise.

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