Der KfW Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurial Finance (Frau Prof. Dr. Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner) konnte kurzfristig Stephen A. Schwarzman (Chairman, CEO und Co-Founder von Blackstone) für einen Vortrag an der Technischen Universität gewinnen.

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About The Blackstone Group (Source:

The Blackstone Group knows how to make a scene. Founded in 1985 by industry veterans Peter Peterson and Stephen Schwarzman, the once-reclusive company underwent one of the largest IPOs in the history of mankind in 2007. The massive private equity firm owns stakes in more than 40 companies, manages hedge funds and other funds, and provides mergers and acquisitions and restructuring advice to corporate clients. Blackstone closed its latest private equity fund -- worth more than $21 billion -- after going public. The firm made one of the largest private equity transactions ever when it acquired Equity Office Properties Trust for some $39 billion in 2007.

About Schwarzman (Source: The Blackstone Group Website)

Stephen A. Schwarzman is Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone and the Chairman of the board of directors of its general partner, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. He has been involved in all phases of the firm’s development since its founding in 1985.

Mr. Schwarzman began his career at Lehman Brothers, where he was elected Managing Director in 1978 at the age of 31. He was engaged principally in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions business from 1977 to 1984, and served as Chairman of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Committee in 1983 and 1984.

Mr. Schwarzman holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Management and on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors.

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