Blackstone Hires Ex-UBS Chemicals Chief

David Bradley has agreed to join The Blackstone Group as a senior managing director in its corporate advisory group, and as head of its global chemicals practice. He is the former global head of chemicals at UBS, and will officially join Blackstone at the end of June.



The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) today announced that David Bradley has agreed to join the firm effective end of June 2009 as a Senior Managing Director in its Corporate Advisory Group and as Head of its Global Chemicals Practice. Mr. Bradley was formerly Managing Director and Global Head of Chemicals at UBS.


Commenting on the appointment, John Studzinski, Global Head of Blackstone’s Advisory Group said: “We are delighted to have someone with David’s acumen and expertise in the chemicals sector join us. We expect that the industry will change dramatically in the years to come and David will have the opportunity to build an important new sector here at Blackstone.”


David Bradley added: “I am excited to be joining Blackstone, which has developed a reputation as one of the leading corporate advisory boutiques in the world. At a time when so many clients are looking for objective advice from senior level bankers, this is a unique opportunity.”


David Bradley has 25 years’ investment banking experience, having spent the past seven years at UBS. Prior to that, he spent nine years with JP Morgan Chase and its predecessor companies. He started his career at Barclays in 1984 in the corporate finance department in London. He graduated from Birmingham University in the UK with an honors degree in physics and attended the London Business School.


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