Blackstone Launches CleanTech Investment Arm

West Palm Beach ( – Alternative investment manager, the Blackstone Group, has launched a new business group focused on investments in the cleantech energy sector and will provide advice on renewable energy strategies across Blackstone’s asset base.

The team is being led by James D. Kiggen, who has joined the firm’s Corporate Private Equity group as a Senior Managing Director. Also joining as Principals from AllianceBernstein are Walter C. Vester and Richard L. Troyer.

“Jamie and his team’s understanding of rapidly evolving technology applications in solar and wind power generation, carbon sequestration, next generation ethanol, and other renewables will be a key input in Blackstone’s investment decisions." Garrett Moran, Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group, said, "We look forward to working with the new team across both conventional energy investments and new developments, including those at our portfolio company Sithe Global Power, as well as several other sizeable investments that we are currently evaluating.”

Blackstone’s alternative asset management businesses include the management of corporate private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, debt funds, collateralized loan obligation vehicles (CLOs) and closed-end mutual funds. The Blackstone Group also provides various financial advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement service.

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