Mill Road Capital, Blackstone complete R.G. Barry take-private

Mill Road Capital and The Blackstone Group have completed the take-private of R.G. Barry Corporation, which makes accessories and other products. R.G. Barry is now 50 percent-owned by Mill Road, which first invested in the company in 2008, and 48 percent-owned by Blackstone through its Tactical Opportunities business.


Apollo cites separate accounts as big growth area

As the universe of private equity limited partners expands to include massive pools of capital like sovereign wealth funds, firms are working to find ways of satisfying growing appetite for specially tailored accounts that meet specific investment needs.


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Blackstone invests in sports apparel company Outerstuff

The Blackstone Group has invested in Outerstuff, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of licensed children’s sports apparel for major sports leagues in North America. Blackstone will invest alongside founder and chief executive officer Sol Werdiger, who will roll over equity in the deal. Blackstone will share equal economics and governance with current shareholders.

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