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Feb 27 2008 | 7:49am ET
The Blackstone Group’s deal for hedge fund GSO Capital Partners has been given the green light by regulators.
The Federal Trade Commission signed off on the private equity giant’s proposed $930 million acquisition of GSO, it said yesterday. New York-based GSO manages some $10 billion, including a credit hedge fund.
Under the deal, Blackstone will pay $620 million in cash upfront, with another $310 million over five years, subject to GSO meeting earnings targets.
As part of the deal, Blackstone is also buying out Merrill Lynch’s share of the firm, which took a reported 20% stake in GSO last May.
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 ...