Portfolio Insights

Support, Growth, and Partnership: Tac Opps CEOs Share Their Perspectives

Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities strives to be a trusted partner to our portfolio companies. Our asset management team, led by Kelley Morrell, works alongside portfolio company leaders and Blackstone investment teams to identify and create lasting value. From operational support to strategic guidance, we’re empowering management teams to grow their business and succeed for the long term.

In conjunction with our annual CEO conference, we sat down with our Tac Opps portfolio companies to hear their perspective on partnering with Tac Opps. Hear in their own words the value Blackstone brings to their business – and how our partnership enables them to succeed.

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Statements as of March 2019. Neither this video or blog post nor any of the information contained herein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle. The executives and their respective companies have been selected to illustrate and discuss certain value creation themes. There can be no assurance that Blackstone Tactical Opportunities (“Tac Opps”) asset management team objectives will be achieved in respect of any investment or portfolio company. Savings and value creation benefits may vary throughout Blackstone portfolio companies. Past performance is not indicative of future results and there can be no assurance that any Tac Opps fund, strategy or investment will achieve its objectives or avoid substantial losses. Statements contained in this video and blog post are not facts, reflect the current experience of the speakers, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors. This video and blog post may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

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