Francisco Rey Joins Blackstone

Francisco Rey has joined The Blackstone Group as a senior managing director in the firm's corporate advisory group. Rey will be based in London, and previously spent 15 years with Merrill Lynch.



The Blackstone Group today announced that Francisco Rey has joined the firm's corporate advisory group as a Senior Managing Director. Mr. Rey will be located in Blackstone's London office. While Francisco will focus on the European communications industry, he will also help expand the advisory practice in the sector to the Middle East and Asia and complement Blackstone's efforts in media and technology.


Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Rey spent 15 years advising clients at Merrill Lynch, where he worked on some of the largest and most complex transactions in the broad communications sector. Most recently he headed Merrill Lynch's TMT practice for Southern and Eastern Europe and the Middle East.


John Studzinski, Senior Managing Director, said; “We are delighted to have someone of Francisco's stature and experience join our Corporate Advisory team. He brings valuable expertise to the firm's growing international advisory group.”


Mr. Rey holds a BA and MS in Economics and Law from University of Deusto in Spain and received an MBA from Columbia University School of Business.