Centric Brands emerged from voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings. Sound Point Capital Management provided exit financing to the company, while Ropes & Gray, PJT Partners and Alvarez & Marsal served as legal, financial and restructuring advisors, respectively.
GSO Capital Partners committed $250 million in capital to Blackstone’s new portfolio company, ClearGen, which will finance and own distributed and sustainable energy infrastructure assets focused on commercial, industrial and institutional customers.
Vicki L. Fuller, former chief investment officer of the New York State Common Retirement Fund and AllianceBernstein executive, joined Blackstone/GSO Secured Lending Fund’s board of trustees.
Blackstone hired Christine Feng, a former senior executive at Amazon focused on mergers and acquisitions, to the firm as senior managing director.
GSO/Blackstone Debt Funds Management added Robert Post as a portfolio manager of the funds. Post is a principal and a portfolio manager at GSO with nine years of industry experience.
GSO/Blackstone Debt Funds Management, an affiliate of GSO Capital Partners, announced monthly distributions for three closed-end funds it advises.
Centric Brands entered into a restructuring support agreement, led by certain funds managed by Blackstone, Ares Management, and HPS Investment Partners, to recapitalize the company and provide $435 million in debtor-in-possession financing.
Blackstone Life Sciences and GSO Capital Partners led a $2 billion financial collaboration in support of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. The deal includes an up to $750 million first lien senior secured term loan led by GSO.
Capital One closed a $36 million loan to finance the acquisition of a lab-capable office campus in San Diego by BioMed Realty, a commercial owner and operator of life science real estate.
Reuters reported syndication of the $5.8 billion-equivalent loan package backing Blackstone’s buyout of Refinitiv, Thomson Reuters’ Financial and Risk division, is expected to launch on September 4 in the U.S. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is leading the syndication.