Blackstone said June 12 that its first Asia private equity fund closed on about $2.3 billion. Including associates commitments from its global buyout fund, Blackstone said it has a minimum of $3.8 billion equity to invest in Asia.
Blackstone Capital Partners Asia closes first fund at approximately $2.3B
June 12, 2018 – Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that it has held its final close on its first Asian private equity fund, Blackstone Capital Partners Asia (“BCP Asia”), reaching its hard cap. Together with commitments from Blackstone and its affiliates, BCP Asia has approximately $2.3B of capital commitments. This, coupled with associated commitments from Blackstone’s global buyout fund, gives the firm a minimum of $3.8B of equity to invest in Asia.
Joe Baratta, Blackstone’s Global Head of Private Equity, said: “We are thankful for our investors’ support and believe we are well-positioned to seize the ongoing opportunities in Asia. The region continues to experience strong growth compared to other major markets, presenting compelling investment opportunities across sectors.”
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