Private equity giant Blackstone today announced the close of Blackstone Growth, its inaugural growth equity fund. With $4.5 billion in commitments, the firm says it is the largest first-time growth equity fund in history.

Blackstone says the fund will focus on providing capital to “entrepreneurs seeking to minimize the execution risks associated with high-growth environments.”

Previously, Blackstone has made a number of growth equity investments out of its other funds. This includes stakes in online dating company Bumble, oat milk pioneer Oatly, and enterprise software business ISN.

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Source: Crunchbase News

By Joanna Glasner