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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.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...