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The First Rule of Blackstone Is You Don't Talk About Blackstone

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Is Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman two seconds away from doing a sequel to Cole Hauser’s drastically underrated Paparazzi, the vengeance-fantasy film in which a rising Hollywood actor decides to take personal revenge against a group of four persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son, only this time, it’s not a Hollywood actor kicking ass and taking names, it's the founder of a PE firm that just went public? Probably not.
But he may be making a conscious effort to stay out of the limelight, as Deal Journal reports that not only did he fail to show up to the NYSE for his own IPO this morning, but recently cancelled a planned appearance for next week at the Wall Street Journal’s Deals & Dealmakers conference, also at the Exchange. This sudden bout of shyness comes as a bit of a shock, considering that in March, David Weidner at MarketWatched pointed out that since January 1, 1985, Schwarzman’s name has been referenced 901 times, with one third of those references being made in the last sixth months. A Blackstone repetitive declined to comment, though did laugh at the question, which tells us nothing, but makes us think the sudden lack of public appearances can only point to one thing: $40/crab legs.
Schwarzman’s New Quiet Period [Deal Journal]