Blackstone set to raise as much as $10bn for tactical opportunities

Blackstone set to raise as much as $10bn for tactical opportunities

Blackstone has raised three previous tactical opportunities funds that cumulatively collected about $16.4 billion from investors since the first of them was first launched in 2012.

The $6.7 billion Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund II and the Tactical Opportunities Fund III, which raised $4.09 billion, had generated a net internal rate of return of 14.1% and 11.7%, respectively, as of June last year, according to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

Through this strategy, Blackstone acquired a majority stake in women’s wear brand SPANX Inc in a deal that valued the firm at $1.2 billion, and it paid $3 billion for control of dating app Bumble Inc before its initial public offering in 2021. It has also acquired packaging products firm Sustana Group and ZO Skin Health, a California-based cosmetics company.

Blackstone’s tactical opportunities division has about $34 billion in assets under management. The unit is run by David Blitzer, who is an avid investor in sports teams, including English soccer club Crystal Palace, the New Jersey Devils of the U.S. hockey league, and the National Basketball Association’s Philadelphia 76ers.

Source: Yahoo Finance

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