On Monday, Andrew Caspersen, a previous partner of PJT Partners, was arrested for committing a Wall Street fraud. The US prosecutors accused Caspersen of defrauding $95 million from investors.
U.S.-based property investment fund Aetos Capital Real Estate is preparing to sell Simplex Investment Advisors, a Japanese real estate asset management firm, seeking as much as 200 billion yen ($1.7 billion), people with knowledge of the deal said.
Blackstone Group LP has reached out to its biggest fund investors about investing in a new investment vehicle with a longer investment horizon than the typical 10-year private equity fund, according to people familiar with the matter
Blackstone Group LP has reached a deal to sell a Manhattan office tower for about $2.25 billion to a venture led by Canadian property investor Ivanhoe Cambridge, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the terms of the sale.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (HLT.N), the world's largest hotel operator, said Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) would reduce its stake in the company by 14 percent to about 57 percent.
Blackstone Group LP (BX.N), the world's largest private equity investor in real estate, is preparing to seek around $13 billion for its next flagship global real estate fund, in line with its predecessor fund, according to people familiar with the matter.
Blackstone Group Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schwarzman earned $374.5 million last year, representing an increase of 75% as the private equity firm's distributable earnings also went up 66% in 2013, Reuters reported.
Tom Stoddard, a Senior Managing Director at private equity firm Blackstone Group, will be serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Britain-based insurer Aviva Plc, Reuters reported.
Private equity companies are among the rising number of investors looking to invest in the commercial real estate market in Germany where cash-strapped owners are forced to make deals, Bloomberg reported.
Hony Capital Ltd, a Chinese private equity firm, is mulling a potential bid for United Biscuits Holdings Ltd owned by Blackstone Group and PAI Partners, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.
Private equity firm Blackstone Group and property developer Panchshil Realty have emerged frontrunners for buying Citibank's old headquarters in Mumbai, India. The Blackstone-Panchshil combine have jointly bid INR186 crore for Citigroup Center.
New York-based private equity firm KKR & Co was able to gather $2 billion for a fund called the KKR Special Situations Fund that will provide financing to distressed firms in North America, Europe and Asia.
The Wall Street Journal reported that institutional investors will best remember 2013 as a year of record gains, as buoyant markets facilitated IPOs and debt deals that paid hefty dividends.
Data from Cambridge Associates showed that 2013 was a good year for private equity as they returned $120 billion to their institutional backers, the San Francisco Business Times reported.
Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC was named as British Land's new partner in London's Broadgate office and retail complex on Tuesday, buying out U.S. private equity group Blackstone for around 1.7 billion pounds.
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