is a Principal in the Private Equity Group and is based in New York.
Mr. Kaufman is involved in all aspects of the Private Equity Group's global capital markets activities, and also works across Blackstone’s investment and advisory businesses on credit and equity-related matters. Mr. Kaufman joined Blackstone in 2007 and was most recently a Vice President in the Restructuring & Reorganization Group, where he advised a number of companies and lenders in their chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, and special situation investments.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Kaufman worked as a Manager of M&A at Platinum Equity, where he evaluated and executed private equity investments in a wide range of industries. Previously, he was an analyst at Triene, a Goldman Sachs Ventures-backed portfolio company.
Mr. Kaufman received a BA in History from Amherst College, where he graduated magna cum laude, and an MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.