Our investments span a wide range of industries and continents in businesses large and small. We play a vital role in providing businesses with the capital to realize their growth potential. We uncover value by identifying great companies and enhancing their performance by providing patient capital and partnering with strong management teams. This capital helps our portfolio companies launch new business initiatives, make game-changing acquisitions and upgrade technologies and systems to support their long-term plans. If our portfolio holdings and transactions were combined into a single company, it would rank as the equivalent of number 17 on the Fortune 500.
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- We provide more than just money. We seek to make the companies we invest in stronger through a bottoms-up strategy of transformation. We also bring the know-how of our Portfolio Operations Group to provide strategic advice on operational improvements, revenue growth purchasing, leadership development and employee health care.
- The companies we invest in employ thousands of people – their continued success serves as an engine of growth for communities and the broader economy. In fact, in 2011, portfolio companies in which Blackstone holds a majority ownership had 4.6% job growth in the U.S. compared to only 1.1% job growth for the overall U.S. economy.
- At the same time, the consistent returns that these investments have earned for our investors – pension funds, academic and charitable institutions, governments and other institutions – secure and grow the assets needed to support retirees and fund essential programs.