Hilton Hotels

  • Blackstone Group, Hilton Hotels, Leveraged Buyouts

    Blackstone Inches Ahead With Hilton Deal

    Another private equity deal that has a lot of people paying attention is moving ahead. Blackstone’s $26 billion takeover of Hilton Hotels has been closely watched as another indicator of the strength of the buyout market and the willingness of banks and investors to finance the deals. Yesterday Hilton announced that it was kicking off […]

    / Sep 13, 2007 at 12:02 PM
  • Hilton Hotels

    Paris Hilton’s Imaginary Windfall?

    We didn’t expect to spend the morning thinking about Paris Hilton’s renewed friendship Lindsay Lohan. It’s a bit, well, far afield from our usual stomping grounds. But with the gossip pages reporting that friends of Paris were attributing the “frennassaince” to Paris’s joy at the Blackstone Group buying the hotel company that bears her favorite […]

    / Jul 11, 2007 at 1:11 PM
  • Blackstone, Blackstone Group, Hilton Hotels

    How Steve Schwarzman Totally Got Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan Back Together Again!

    The Blackstone Group’s $26 billion bid for Hilton Hotels has certainly ignited speculation about whether another big hotel chain—perhaps Hilton rival Marriot or Starwood—might also get taken out by private equity or whether some group might try to roll-up smaller companies to take advantage of economies of scale and branding. Supposedly, everyone’s all excited about […]

    / Jul 11, 2007 at 9:04 AM
  • Blackstone, Hilton Hotels, insider-trading

    A Paris Hilton Joke-Free Blackstone Buyout Post

    Late Tuesday Blackstone made a $26bn bid for Hilton, trying to find the only thing that could potentially steal press from the KKR IPO. Shares of Hilton (NYSE: HLT) closed at $36.05 on Tuesday, and shot up over 26% to above $45 a share by this morning. Blackstone’s bid is for $47.50 a share. Unsurprisingly, […]

    / Jul 5, 2007 at 11:30 AM
  • Hilton Hotels

    Hilton Expands in China, Paris’s Asian Fetish Sated

    Following the merger of its US and British hotel division, Hilton Hotels has started to identify partners in China, as part of its much hyped international expansion. Co-chair and chief executive Steve Bollenbach said that the company is aiming for a 7% growth, with its focus on development in China, India and Eastern Europe. President […]

    / Sep 15, 2006 at 2:22 PM

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