The Blackstone Groupis a leading global alternative asset manager and provider of financial advisory services. One of the largest independent alternative asset managers in the world, with assets under management of approximately $78.7 billion as of March 1, 2007. The alternative asset management businesses includes management of corporate private equity funds, real estate opportunity funds, funds of hedge funds, mezzanine funds, senior debt vehicles, proprietary hedge funds and closed-end mutual funds. Also provides various financial advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services.
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