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21 July 2014

Blackstone-backed healthcare company Catalent targets up to $935m in New York IPO

medicals-962561-m Private equity giant Blackstone is set to retain its majority holding in healthcare and drug company Catalent when its floats on the New York Stock Exchange later this year.

20 May 2014

London Stock Exchange leads buyout bidders for Russell Investments deal

The London Stock Exchange Group is leading the pack to acquire Russell Investments, the multi-asset manager that is being hived out of US insurance group Northwestern Mutual,

6 May 2014

Brazil’s Patria Investimentos nears first closing for Fund V

Brazilian private equity firm Patria Investimentos is nearing a first closing for its fifth fund, which could hit $1bn.

17 April 2014

Placement agent FIRSTavenue hires Blackstone MD for new Sydney office

Placement agent FIRSTavenue has hired former Blackstone managing director Martin Donnelly as a partner to the firm’s new office in Sydney, Australia.

8 April 2014

Onex, CPPIB seal $5.4bn exit of Gates to Blackstone

Toronto-listed private equity firm Onex Corporation and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have confirmed the sale of Gates Corporation to Blackstone Group for $5.4bn, yielding a 2.2x return and a 26 per cent IRR.

28 March 2014

Blackstone Group launches water investment platform

Global private equity firm Blackstone has launched Global Water Development Partners, a new water-focused investment and development platform.

19 March 2014

Buyout firms plan improved bids for Gates Global

Onex and the CPPIB could be nearing an exit for diversified industrial company Gates Global after buyers including private equity firms Blackstone Group and TPG were said to be planning an improved bid after its previous $5.5bn offer was turned down.

10 March 2014

Northwestern Mutual draws private equity bidders for Russell Investments

US insurance group Northwestern Mutual has attracted buyout interest from private equity firms Blackstone Group and Bain Capital for its multi-asset management division Russell Investments

28 February 2014

Aviva hires Blackstone’s Tom Stoddard as chief financial officer

Insurance, savings and investment group Aviva has named Tom Stoddard, currently senior managing director and head of Blackstone group’s global financial institutions advisory arm, as its chief financial officer.

27 February 2014

Blackstone wins race for 20% Versace stake

Global investment group Blackstone has agreed to invest €150m of fresh capital into Italian fashion house Versace, acquiring a further €60m in stock from GIVI Holding, and taking a 20 per cent stake in the company.

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