Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Sep 6 2013 | 4:10am ET
The Blackstone Group's credit hedge-fund arm has raised $5 billion for its second distressed-lending fund.
GSO Capital Partners' Capital Solutions Fund II was oversubscribed, Blackstone said in a statement this week. It will provide financing to companies facing liquidity issues or seeking help to exit bankruptcy.
The new fund's investors include a variety of institutional clients.
"We are very appreciative of the significant investor demand for our second capital solutions fund," GSO co-founder Tripp Smith said. "A fund of this size uniquely positions GSO as one of few firms that can provide companies in the U.S. and Europe with large commitments to solve their balance sheet and liquidity challenges."
GSO's first "rescue-financing" fund raised $3.25 billion in 2010.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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