Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced the final close of its latest global secondaries strategy, Strategic Partners IX, and inaugural GP-led continuation fund strategy, Strategic Partners GP Solutions (together with their related committed program vehicles, “SP IX” and “SP GPS” respectively). SP IX has total commitments of $22.2 billion and SP GPS has total commitments of $2.7 billion. SP IX is the world’s largest dedicated secondaries fund raised to-date.
Blackstone Strategic Partners is focused on providing a range of liquidity solutions to both investors and private equity sponsors, including single interest and portfolio sales, GP-led secondaries, and co-investments. In the nearly 10 years since joining Blackstone, the business has grown from less than $10 billion to $67 billion of assets under management across its private equity, real estate, infrastructure and GP-led strategies.
Verdun Perry, Global Head of Blackstone Strategic Partners, said: “We are incredibly grateful to our investors for their continued support. We remain committed to generating strong risk-adjusted returns for the millions of beneficiaries that our investors represent. With substantial scale and our multi-strategy footprint, we believe we are well-positioned to capitalize on the vast, and growing, opportunities across the secondary market.”