Updated: 2007-07-05 08:49

The Blackstone Group is a leading global alternative asset manager and provider of financial advisory services. It is one of the largest independent alternative asset managers in the world, with assets under management of approximately $88.4 billion as of May 1, 2007. Its alternative asset management businesses include the management of:

Corporate Private Equity funds;

Real Estate opportunity funds;

Marketable Alternative Asset Management funds, including:

Funds of Hedge funds;

Mezzanine funds;

Senior Debt Vehicles

Proprietary Hedge funds

Closed-End Mutual funds

We also provide various financial advisory services, including:

Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory;

Restructuring and Reorganization Advisory;

Fund Placement Advisory

As of June 1, 2007, it currently has 60 senior managing directors and employs approximately 340 other investment and advisory professionals at its headquarters in New York and its offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Mumbai and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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