Blackstone investor day: Rooting for a correction


An existing client of Blackstone's (BX -0.9%) GSO credit business is seeking $1B in financing for an acquisition that will make it a "global player" in its industry, says unit chief Bennet Goodman, speaking at Blackstone's investor day.

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GSO had $66B in AUM as of the end of Q1, a near triple from $22.4B when Blackstone purchased the business at year-end 2008.

As for markets in general, Goodman says rising values are limiting opportunities for investing in distressed debt. "We would describe the public markets for high-yield bonds as frothy ... We are definitely rooting for a correction, a recalibration of risk."

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