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23

Jul

2015

Utility One Source (“UOS”) today announced a partnership with TNT Equipment, a leading provider of specialty equipment and services to the hi-rail and utility industries. Based in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, TNT will remain a family-owned and operated business led by the Reilly family, who will continue to manage and to grow the business as part of Utility One Source. Utility One Source, founded by private equity funds managed by Blackstone earlier this year, is a single-source supplier for the utility and heavy equipment industries with a focus on sales, rental, equipment customization, remanufacturing and installation, and aftermarket services. 

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13

Jul

2015

Last week, 150 Blackstone employees participated in a kids safety seminar, focusing on how to prevent and respond to emergency situations.

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07

Jul

2015

On June 26th, the inaugural class of 56 scholars graduated from Eagle Academy at Ocean Hill. Over the past 7 years, since the founding of the program, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation has fostered a strong relationship with Eagle Academy faculty, staff, and students. In honor of the Class of 2015, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation will donate $20,015 to be used for technological upgrades on campus.
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06

Jul

2015

Blackstone would like to welcome the 2015 Analyst class! The newly hired class hails from 14 countries and 19 states, speaks 23 different languages, and represents over 40 different schools.
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30

Jun

2015

“In our lives and as a family, our highest return on investment has been in charitable activities,” says Blackstone’s Global Head of Real Estate Jon Gray in JPMorgan’s June 2015 issue of Philanthropic Lives, which lauds Jon and Mindy Gray for their personal philanthropic efforts. 
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26

Jun

2015

Earlier this month, Robert McMullan, a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone’s Investor Relations and Business Development Group, and Tony Tolentino, Vice President of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to participate in Launch Tennessee’s 36|86 Conference.

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24

Jun

2015

This weekend, over 200,000 people descended on Hong Kong’s Stanley Beach to watch 30,000 paddlers, comprising 200+ teams, battle it out for the 2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Championship. This race is part of Hong Kong’s broader Dragon Boat Festival which occurs on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month. Dragon Boats are 46-feet-long with 20 seats, which are filled by 2 side by side rowers on each. The front seat in the boat holds a drummer who sets the pace and rhythm for the rowers, and a steerer guides the boat from the stern.
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22

Jun

2015

In its recently released Q2 issue, Directors & Boards magazine published “How CEOs succeed: ‘Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast’” by Sandy Ogg, an Operating Partner in Blackstone’s private equity business, on how board members can use the forces of mobilization to ensure their CEO creates real value. 
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18

Jun

2015

For the 10th year in a row, Blackstone joined City Harvest to combat hunger in New York City, raising a total of $155,074 for the “Skip Lunch Fight Hunger” campaign this year.  For the 4th year, Blackstone ranked #1 among over 200 teams who participated in the City Harvest campaign. Over the past five years, with the support of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Blackstone has raised a total of $496,065.
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18

Jun

2015

On Saturday, 11 Blackstone women participated in Moms In Training, a 10K in Central Park supported by Team in Training to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization that aims to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Blackstone team was again recognized as the #1 fundraising team for the event. The broader Moms in Training group has so far raised $469,000 of their $500,000 goal for the race.
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