Blackstone Raises $21.7B Private Equity Fund

Aug 8 2007 | 10:53am ET

Twenty-one billion dollars is the new $1 billion as far as the Blackstone Group is concerned. And it’s the size of the private equity behemoth’s latest global offering, Blackstone Capital Partners V.

The $21.7 billion BCP V, like its predecessor funds, will be invested across a broad range of sectors and regions. Two-thirds of the fund’s available capital has already been invested, in companies such as Nielsen Co., Michaels Stores, Alliance Data Systems, Biomet, Freescale Semiconductor, Hilton Hotels and Center Parcs.

“This further vote of confidence from our investors is extremely gratifying,” firm co-founder Stephen Schwarzman said “The record-breaking amount of capital at our disposal allows us to continue our leadership role in private equity investing on a global basis.”


In Depth

Kettera Q&A: The Advantages of Alternative Investment Platforms

Oct 28 2016 | 5:52pm ET

The past several years have seen a distinct push towards easier and cheaper access...

Lifestyle

Midtown's Plaza District Fades As Manhattan Office Landscape Shifts

Nov 22 2016 | 6:32pm ET

Lower leasing costs, more efficient office space and the hope of projecting an image...

Guest Contributor

Nowhere to Hide: Why the Future of Asset Management Depends on Innovation

Nov 15 2016 | 6:55pm ET

Information technology has reshaped the asset management industry’s periphery,...

 

From the current issue of

Chicago-based independent futures brokerage and clearing firm R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO) has hired industry veteran Daniel Staniford as Executive Director, responsible for the firm’s institutional business development in New York and London.

AVAILABLE NOW at BARNES & NOBLE

NEWSTAND LOCATOR