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Blackstone Raising At Least $5 Billion for Second Fund Focused on Asia

The private equity firm raised $2.3 billion for its first Asian buyout fund in 2018.

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(Reuters) – Blackstone Group Inc is seeking to raise at least $5 billion for its second private equity fund focused on Asia, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.

With this new vehicle, Blackstone plans to more than double the size of its first Asia buyout fund, Bloomberg reported. The company closed its first Asian private equity fund at about $2.3 billion in 2018.

Blackstone did not immediately respond to a Reuters’ request for comment.

The U.S. private equity firm has started marketing the new vehicle to potential investors, and it could increase the size of its latest vehicle depending on the level of demand in the coming months, the Bloomberg report added.

China’s economy continued to recover from COVID-19 in the third quarter, with GDP rising 4.9%. It's the only major global economy that's currently expanding.

Rival KKR is currently raising $12.5 billion for its next fund focused on Asia. 

Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker.


Source: Reuters. Bloomberg

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