President of Blackstone Group to speak at AUB

Published March 28th, 2010 - 10:42 GMT

The Office of the Dean at the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut is organizing a lecture by Tony James, the president of Blackstone Group, one of the leading asset management and financial services companies that are specialized in private equity, real estate and alternative investment strategies.

James will be speaking on: “A Fireside Conversation on Current Challenges in the Global Economy.” The lecture will be held on March 29, 2010 at 5:00pm in Maamari Auditorium

Wikipedia describes Blackstone's private equity business "as one of the largest investors in leveraged buyout transactions over the last decade while its real estate business has been an active acquirer of commercial real estate. Since inception, Blackstone has completed investments in such notable companies as Hilton Worldwide, Equity Office Properties, Apria Healthcare, Republic Services, AlliedBarton, United Biscuits, Freescale Semiconductor and Travelport."

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