Blackstone hired Yifat Oron, previously the CEO of LeumiTech, to head the firm’s new office in Tel Aviv, Israel, as senior managing director. Oron will lead Blackstone’s growth and tech investments in Israel for Blackstone Growth and assist with other investing efforts.
Citi and Goldman Sachs provided debt financing for Blackstone’s acquisition of Interior Logic Group.
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.