SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 25, 2017
The Blackstone Group L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
345 Park Avenue
New York, New York
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(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
Senior Notes Offering
On September 25, 2017, The Blackstone Group L.P. (Blackstone) issued a press release announcing the intention of Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C. (the Issuer), an indirect subsidiary of The Blackstone Group L.P., to offer senior notes guaranteed by The Blackstone Group L.P., Blackstone Holdings I L.P., Blackstone Holdings AI L.P., Blackstone Holdings II L.P., Blackstone Holdings III L.P. and Blackstone Holdings IV L.P.
A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
On September 25, 2017, Blackstone issued a press release announcing that the Issuer has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of its 6.625% Senior Notes due 2019.
A copy of the press release, which summarizes the basic terms of the Issuers offer to purchase, is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit 99.1||Press release of Blackstone, dated September 25, 2017, relating to the senior notes offering.|
|Exhibit 99.2||Press release of Blackstone, dated September 25, 2017, relating to the tender offer.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: September 25, 2017
|The Blackstone Group L.P.|
|By:||Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.,|
|its general partner|
|Name:||John G. Finley|
|Title:||Chief Legal Officer|