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Blackstone signed an agreement to make a significant equity investment in Simpli.fi. Texas based Simpli.fi provides programmatic advertising and agency management software. Blackstone will join existing investor GTCR, a leading private equity firm, as majority shareholders in the Company.

  • The investment, which would be made through Blackstone’s flagship private equity vehicle, values the company at approximately $1.5 billion.
  • Simpli.fi serving over 1400 agencies, advertisers, and media buying organizations
  • Simpli.fi is dedicated to helping media buying organizations perform more effectively and efficiently.

The major investments and acquisitions by Blackstone are mentioned below:

June 2021: Blackstone will strengthen its market intelligence and data platform through the acquisition of International Data Group. Blackstone has announced to acquire International Data Group, Inc. (“IDG”) from Oriental Rainbow, LLC, a subsidiary of China Oceanwide Holdings Group, Co. Ltd. for $1.3 billion

April 2021: To boost digitalisation, Blackstone has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in Mphasis Limited. The purchase consideration will vary between approximately $2.0 billion to $2.8 billion. A wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), UC Investments and other long-term investors will co-invest along with Blackstone.

Feb 2021: To increase presence in real estate sector, Blackstone announced to acquire Interior Logic Group Holdings, LLC from Littlejohn & Co. LLC, for approximately $1.6 billion. ILG is a leading, data-driven and technology-enabled provider of interior design, supply chain and installation management solutions to single-family homebuilders.

Nov 2020: Blackstone announced that its Blackstone Tactical Opportunities fund agreed to sell their stake in De Nora to a leading energy infrastructure operator Snam S.p.A.

Aug 2020, Blackstone had entered into an agreement to acquire Takeda Consumer Healthcare Company Limited a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda in Japan for approximately $2.2 billion.

Aug 2020: Blackstone signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ancestry from Silver Lake, GIC, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and other equity holders for a total enterprise value of $4.7 billion. GIC will continue to retain a significant minority stake in Ancestry.

April 2020: Blackstone announced a strategic collaboration with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals to support the advancement of innovative RNA interference (RNAi) medicines by the Alnylam. Blackstone support Alnylam with approximately $2 billion.

March 2020: Blackstone announced to acquire a majority stake in Massachusetts based HealthEdge, a leading technology business that delivers next generation Core Administrative Processing Systems (CAPS) solutions to healthcare businesses.

November 2019: Blackstone Life Sciences along with Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced the joint investment of over $570 million in nadofaragene firadenovec (rAd-IFN/Syn3), an investigational novel gene therapy in late stage development for patients with high-grade, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) unresponsive, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).

November 2019: Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (“BREIT”) announced the closing of the previously announced 95%/5% BREIT-led joint venture with MGM Resorts to acquire the real estate assets of the Bellagio for approximately $4.25 billion.

September 2019: Blackstone Real Estate Partners IX, an affiliate of Blackstone announced an agreement to acquire Colony Industrial, the industrial real estate assets and affiliated industrial operating platform of Colony Capital, for an aggregate purchase price of $5.9 billion.

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New York City based Blackstone is a world’s leading investment firm. The company has $571 billion of asset management businesses which includes investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis.

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