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Blackstone Takes Stake In Great Hill Partners

Blackstone's private equity GP investment platform Blackstone GP Stakes is to acquire a minority ownership interest in Boston, MA-based private equity firm Great Hill Partners.

Managing Directors, Chris Gaffney, Michael Kumin, Mark Taber and Matt Vettel of Great Hill Partners, said, “Today is a significant milestone for Great Hill. Throughout our history, we have had the good fortune to partner with high-caliber limited partners, invest in innovative companies and collaborate with leading entrepreneurs. We are excited to welcome Blackstone, one of the most highly regarded and respected firms in the alternative investment industry, as a minority investor in our firm. Under the continued direction and guidance of our current leadership team and senior investment professionals, we are confident that this partnership will benefit all of our key stakeholders while continuing to support our growth and investment strategies.”

Mustafa M. Siddiqui, Head of Blackstone GP Stakes, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Great Hill team. They have built an outstanding firm on the strength of their collaborative mindset, domain expertise, and strategic vision for high-growth, disruptive companies. We look forward to supporting the firm’s continued success.”

Ward Young, Managing Director at Blackstone GP Stakes, added, “We focus on partnering with best-in-class alternative asset managers with differentiated investment playbooks and track records of generating strong returns for their investors. Great Hill excels in those areas. We are excited to join Great Hill for the next chapter of their growth.”

Great Hill has raised $8bn across seven funds in the past 23 years; Evercore served as financial advisor to Great Hill. Kirkland & Ellis served as legal counsel to Great Hill and Fried Frank served as legal counsel to Blackstone.

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