||Lawrence H. Guffey
Senior Managing Director
Lawrence H. Guffey
is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group. Mr. Guffey is based in London, and leads Blackstone’s media and communications investment activities.
Mr. Guffey has led or co-led Blackstone’s efforts in virtually all media and communications-related investments and has day-to-day responsibility for management of Blackstone Communications Advisors.
Since joining Blackstone in 1991, Mr. Guffey has been involved in the execution of Blackstone’s investments in Axtel, Bresnan Communications, Centennial Communications, Cine UK/UGC, Crowley Digital/Salmon PCS, CommNet Cellular, CTI Holdings, Deutsche Telekom iPCS, Grupo Iusacell, LiveWire and related follow-ons, New Skies, PaeTec, TDC, TWFanch-two, Universo Online, US Radio and the firm’s distressed debt investments in Adelphia Communications, Kabel BW, Charter Communications, Kabelnetz NRW and Primacom.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Guffey worked in the Acquisitions Group at Trammell Crow Ventures, the principal investment arm of Trammell Crow Company.
Mr. Guffey graduated magna cum laude from Rice University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He serves as a Director of Axtel, Cineworld Group PLC, Deutsche Telekom, and TDC. Mr. Guffey is also a Director of the Paris Review, the literary foundation, and of the Humanities Advisory Board at Rice University.