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21

Aug

2015

Stearns Holdings, LLC, parent company of Stearns Lending, LLC, a leading national mortgage lender with wholesale, retail, correspondent, and strategic alliance business channels, announced today that funds managed by the private equity group of Blackstone (NYSE: BX), a leading global asset manager, will acquire a majority stake in the company. This partnership with Blackstone will provide Stearns with the necessary resources to accelerate its growth and fuel its efforts to capture even greater market share. Founder Glenn Stearns will retain a significant ownership stake.
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07

Aug

2015

Blackstone would like to thank its 2015 class of summer analysts and associates. The summer interns were hired at our offices around the globe and were represented in all of the major business groups including the investment, advisory, and corporate groups. The class hailed from 51 different schools, spoke 26 languages, and included many high school Valedictorians and college athletes.
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31

Jul

2015

This month, the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN) in Colorado, which founded in Spring 2014 and hosted by Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado, released its first annual impact report.

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28

Jul

2015

Each quarter, a meeting is held between Chief Sustainability Officers from 25 federal agencies tasked with planning sustainability initiatives for the next decade. 
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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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