Blackstone's Europe PE Head Steps Up To Lead Global PE

Law360, New York (July 18, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT) -- The current head of Blackstone Group LP’s private equity team in Europe, Joe Baratta, who has overseen some of Blackstone’s largest investments, will now lead the firm’s global private equity practice, the firm announced Wednesday.

Baratta, a member of the firm’s executive committee, will join Blackstone’s management committee as well. He will relocate to New York in September.

“Joe Baratta embodies the best of Blackstone — high integrity, strong investment acumen, a focus on the needs of our limited partners and a great developer of talent,”...
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