Blackstone Private Equity Strategies Fund SICAV (BXPE)

Blackstone’s private equity solution for eligible individual investors

Power of Blackstone Private Equity in a Single Fund

BXPE offers eligible individual investors access to the world’s largest private equity platform1 in a single fund. BXPE aims to invest alongside the world’s largest private equity platform in areas where the firm sees opportunities.

There can be no assurance that any Blackstone fund or investment will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses.

Power of Blackstone Private Equity in a Single Fund

BXPE offers eligible individual investors access to the world’s largest private equity platform1 in a single fund. BXPE aims to invest alongside the world’s largest private equity platform in areas where the firm sees opportunities.

There can be no assurance that any Blackstone fund or investment will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses.

A Wide Funnel for Opportunities

Blackstone President Jon Gray talks about BXPE’s dynamic investment approach in today’s environment and how it can lean into the sectors he believes are benefiting from powerful long-term trends, like AI and the energy transition.

There can be no assurance that the views and opinions expressed herein will come to pass.

World’s Largest Private Equity Platform1

#1

private equity platform1

15%

blended private equity platform net IRR2

38

year track record

$304B

private equity AUM3


Corporate Private Equity

Large-scale, control buyouts of market leading businesses across core global themes


Secondaries

Pursues lower risk, shorter duration private equity returns


Tactical Opportunities

Flexible capital strategy designed to create solutions and take advantage of market dislocations


Life Sciences

Partner with pharmaceutical, biotech and medical technology companies to fund innovative products


Growth

Significant minority or majority investments in dynamic, growth-stage businesses

More Than Just Capital

We partner with our portfolio companies to provide deep expertise and resources to help them realize their full potential.

Jen Morgan, Blackstone’s Global Head of Portfolio Operations, talks about what’s on the minds of CEOs at Blackstone’s companies and how Blackstone can help them create value in their businesses.

A Blackstone investment in any portfolio company is no guarantee of future commercial opportunities for such company.

More Than Just Capital

We partner with our portfolio companies to provide deep expertise and resources to help them realize their full potential.

A Blackstone investment in any portfolio company is no guarantee of future commercial opportunities for such company.


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Performance History: Blackstone Track Records

Past activities of investment vehicles managed or sponsored by Blackstone provide no assurance of future success and their past performance does not predict future returns.  Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the investment performance of BXPE will be comparable to the investments set forth herein. There is no assurance that BXPE will access all these strategies and available strategies may change from time to time. Such performance is hypothetical, provided for informational and illustrative purposes only, and does not represent the actual or estimated performance of BXPE or any other single fund, client or investor. Hypothetical performance has inherent limitations and prospective investors should not rely on any hypothetical performance shown herein. Additionally, the blended PE Platform net IRR shown is calculated using returns of drawdown funds and is not representative of returns that may be experienced by prospective investors in BXPE. Aggregated Returns presented herein are hypothetical in nature, because no single fund exists that provides access to all underlying fund investments. Further, aggregated returns and have inherent risks and limitations.


Blackstone proprietary data as of December 31, 2023, unless otherwise indicated. Represents Blackstone’s view of the current market environment as of the date appearing herein. The figures herein include preliminary, unaudited results, which are subject to further review and adjustment. When used in this presentation and unless otherwise specified or unless the context otherwise requires, references to the “Fund” should be read as references to Blackstone Private Equity Strategies Fund SICAV (“BXPE”), Blackstone Private Equity Strategies Fund (Master) FCP, BXPE Aggregator and their parallel entities. Capitalized terms used but not defined will have the meanings set forth in the prospectus prepared for BXPE (the “Prospectus”). An investment in BXPE involves subscribing to shares of a collective investment and not of a given underlying asset.

Summary of Risk Factors

We have classified this product as 4 out of 7, which is a medium risk class. This rates the potential losses from future performance at a medium-high level, and poor market conditions could impact our capacity to pay you. There is no specific recommended holding period for the product. The actual risk can vary significantly, and you may get back less. You may not be able to sell your product easily or you may have to sell at a price that significantly impacts how much you get back. The summary risk indicator is a guide to the level of risk of this product compared to other products. It shows how likely it is that the product will lose money because of movements in the markets or because we are not able to pay you. Complete information on the risks of investing in BXPE are set out in the prospectus.

BXPE is an investment program designed to offer eligible individual investors access to Blackstone’s private equity platform (the “PE Platform”). BXPE will seek to meet its investment objectives by investing primarily in privately negotiated, equity-oriented investments leveraging the talent and investment capabilities of Blackstone’s PE Platform to create an attractive portfolio of alternative investments diversified across geographies and sectors. Investing in our Shares involves a high degree of risk. If we are unable to effectively manage the impact of these risks, we may not meet our investment objectives and, therefore, you should purchase our Shares only if you can afford a complete loss of your investment. You should carefully review the prospectus for a description of the risks associated with an investment in BXPE. These risks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Although the investment professionals of Blackstone have extensive investment experience generally, including extensive experience operating and investing for the PE Platform, BXPE has not commenced operations and has no operating history. We cannot provide assurance that Blackstone will be able to successfully implement BXPE’s investment strategy, or that investments made by BXPE will generate expected returns.
  • This is a “blind pool” offering and thus you will not have the opportunity to evaluate our future investments before we make them.
  • We do not intend to list our Shares on any securities exchange, and we do not expect a secondary market in our Shares to develop. In addition, there are limits on the ownership and transferability of our Shares. As such, BXPE can be described as illiquid in nature. Further, the valuation of BXPE’s investments will be difficult, may be based on imperfect information and is subject to inherent uncertainties, and the resulting values may differ from values that would have been determined had a ready market existed for such investments, from values placed on such investments by other investors and from prices at which such investments may ultimately be sold.
  • We have implemented a periodic redemption program, but there is no guarantee we will be able to make such redemptions and if we do only a limited number of Shares will be eligible for redemption and redemptions will be subject to available liquidity and other significant restrictions. This means that BXPE will be more illiquid than other investment products or portfolios.
  • An investment in our Shares is not suitable for you if you need ready access to the money you invest.
  • The purchase and redemption price for our Shares will be based on our net asset value (“NAV”) and are not based on any public trading market. While there will be independent valuations of our direct investments from time to time, the valuation of private equity investments is inherently subjective, and our NAV may not accurately reflect the actual price at which our investments could be liquidated on any given day.
  • The acquisition of our investments may be financed in substantial part by borrowing, which increases our exposure to loss. The use of leverage involves a high degree of financial risk and will increase the exposure of the investments to adverse economic factors.
  • The private equity industry generally, and BXPE’s investment activities in particular, are affected by general economic and market conditions, such as interest rates, availability and spreads of credit, credit defaults, inflation rates, economic uncertainty, changes in tax, currency control and other applicable laws and regulations, trade barriers, technological developments and national and international political, environmental and socioeconomic circumstances. Identifying, closing and realizing attractive private equity investments that fall within BXPE’s investment mandate is highly competitive and involves a high degree of uncertainty.
  • BXPE’s investments may be concentrated at any time in a limited number of industries, geographies or investments, and, as a consequence, may be more substantially affected by the unfavorable performance of even a single investment as compared to a more diversified portfolio. In any event, diversification is not a guarantee of either a return or protection against loss in declining markets. There is no assurance that BXPE will perform well or even return capital; if certain investments perform unfavorably, for BXPE to achieve above-average returns, one or a few of its investments must perform very well. There is no assurance that this will be the case.

BXPE is authorized and supervised by the Luxembourg supervisory authority, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the “CSSF”). Such authorization does not, however, imply approval by any Luxembourg authority of the contents of the prospectus or of the portfolio of investments held by BXPE. Any representation to the contrary is unauthorized and unlawful.

The words “we”, “us” and “our” refer to BXPE, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, including Blackstone Private Equity Strategies Fund SICAV (“BXPE Feeder SICAV”, such term including, unless the context otherwise requires, its sub-funds, and together with its master fund, feeder funds, parallel funds and other related entities), unless the context requires otherwise. Financial information is approximate and as of September 30, 2023.

Conflicts of Interest. There may be occasions when BXPE’s investment manager, and its affiliates will encounter potential conflicts of interest in connection with BXPE’s activities including, without limitation, the allocation of investment opportunities, relationships with Blackstone’s and its affiliates’ investment banking and advisory clients, and the diverse interests of BXPE’s investor group. There can be no assurance that Blackstone will identify, mitigate, or resolve all conflicts of interest in a manner that is favorable to BXPE.

Exchange Currency Risk. BXPE is denominated in U.S. dollars (USD). Shareholders holding Shares with a functional currency other than USD should acknowledge that they are exposed to fluctuations of the USD foreign exchange rate and/or hedging costs, which may lead to variations on the amount to be distributed. This risk is not considered in the indicator shown above. BXPE will incur expenses in multiple currencies, meaning that payments may increase or decrease as a result of currency exchange fluctuations.

Highly Competitive Market for Investment Opportunities. The activity of identifying, completing and realizing attractive investments is highly competitive, and involves a high degree of uncertainty. There can be no assurance that BXPE will be able to locate, consummate and exit investments that satisfy its objectives or realize upon their values or that BXPE will be able to fully invest its available capital. There is no guarantee that investment opportunities will be allocated to BXPE and/or that the activities of Blackstone’s other funds will not adversely affect the interests of BXPE.

Lack of Liquidity. There is no current public trading market for the shares, and Blackstone does not expect that such a market will ever develop. Therefore, repurchase of shares by BXPE will likely be the only way for you to dispose of your shares. BXPE expects to offer to repurchase shares at a price equal to the applicable net asset value as of the repurchase date and not based on the price at which you initially purchased your shares. Shares redeemed within two years of the date of issuance will be redeemed at 95% of the applicable net asset value as of the redemption date, unless such deduction is waived by BXPE in its discretion, including without limitation in case of redemptions resulting from death, qualifying disability or divorce. As a result, you may receive less than the price you paid for your shares when you sell them to BXPE pursuant to BXPE’s share repurchase program.

The vast majority of BXPE’s assets are expected to consist of private equity investments and other investments that cannot generally be readily liquidated without impacting BXPE’s ability to realize full value upon their disposition. Therefore, BXPE may not always have a sufficient amount of cash to immediately satisfy redemption requests. As a result, your ability to have your shares redeemed by BXPE may be limited and at times you may not be able to liquidate your investment.

Limited Operating History. BXPE has not commenced operations and therefore has no operating history upon which prospective investors may evaluate its performance. Although Blackstone Private Equity has made investments through certain of its funds and separately managed accounts that would have been within the investment objective of BXPE, BXPE will make investments under different geographic, market, regulatory and economic conditions than those prevalent when the previous investments were made. The size and type of investments to be made by BXPE could differ from prior Blackstone investments. Where provided, as part of the prospectus or otherwise, the prior investment results of Blackstone Private Equity are provided for illustrative purposes only and not to imply that such results will be obtained in the future. Although Blackstone’s investment professionals have considerable prior experience, the past investment performance of Blackstone Private Equity (and investment vehicles sponsored or managed by Blackstone Private Equity) is not necessarily indicative of BXPE’s future results, and there can be no assurance that BXPE will achieve comparable results, be able to effectively implement its investment strategy, achieve its investment or asset allocation objectives, be profitable or avoid substantial losses.

No Assurance of Investment Return. Prospective investors should be aware that an investment in BXPE is speculative and involves a high degree of risk. There can be no assurance that BXPE will achieve comparable results, implement its investment strategy, achieve its objectives or avoid substantial losses or that any expected returns will be met (or that the returns will be commensurate with the risks of investing in the type of transactions described herein). The portfolio companies in which BXPE may invest (directly or indirectly) are speculative investments and will be subject to significant business and financial risks. BXPE’s performance may be volatile. An investment should only be considered by eligible investors who can afford to lose all or a substantial amount of their investment. BXPE’s fees and expenses may offset or exceed its profits.

Recent Market Events Risk. Local, regional, or global events such as war (e.g., Russia/Ukraine), acts of terrorism, public health issues like pandemics or epidemics (e.g., COVID-19), recession, or other economic, political and global macro factors and events could lead to a substantial economic downturn or recession in the U.S. and global economies and have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments. The recovery from such downturns is uncertain and may last for an extended period of time or result in significant volatility, and many of the risks discussed herein associated with an investment in the Fund may be increased.

Reliance on Key Management Personnel. The success of BXPE will depend, in large part, upon the skill and expertise of certain Blackstone professionals. In the event of the death, disability or departure of any key Blackstone professionals, the business and the performance of BXPE may be therefore adversely affected. Some Blackstone professionals may have other responsibilities, including senior management responsibilities, throughout Blackstone and, therefore, conflicts are expected to arise in the allocation of such personnel’s time (including as a result of such personnel deriving financial benefit from these other activities, including fees and performance-based compensation).

Risk of Capital Loss and No Assurance of Investment Return. BXPE offers no capital protection guarantee. This investment involves a significant risk of capital loss and should only be made if an investor can afford the loss of its entire investment. There are no guarantees or assurances regarding the achievement of investment objectives or performance. This product does not include any protection from future market performance so you could lose some or all of your investment. If we are not able to pay you what is owed, you could lose some or all of your investment. BXPE’s performance may be volatile. An investment should only be considered by sophisticated investors who can afford to lose all or a substantial amount of their investment. BXPE’s fees and expenses may offset or exceed its profits. In considering any investment performance information contained in this website, the prospectus and related materials (“the Materials”), recipients should bear in mind that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Risks of Secondary Investing. The funds managed by Strategic Partners (the “SP Funds”) expect to invest primarily in third party – sponsored private investment funds (“Underlying Funds”) and, indirectly, in investments selected by such unrelated sponsors. The interests in which the SP Funds seek to invest are highly illiquid and typically subject to significant restrictions on transfer, including a requirement for approval of the transfer by the general partner or the investment manager of the Underlying Funds. The SP Funds will not have an active role in the management of the Underlying Funds or their portfolio investments. The overall performance of the SP Funds will depend in large part on the acquisition price paid by the SP Funds for secondary investments and on the structure of the acquisitions. The performance of the SP Funds will be adversely affected in the event the valuations assumed by Strategic Partners in the course of negotiating acquisitions of investments prove to be too high. The activity of identifying and completing attractive secondary investments is highly competitive and involves a high degree of uncertainty. There can be no assurance that the SP Funds will be able to identify and complete investments which satisfy their rate of return objectives, or that they will be able to invest fully their committed capital. In many cases, the SP Funds expect to have the opportunity to acquire portfolios of Underlying Funds from sellers on an ‘all or nothing’ basis. It may be more difficult for Strategic Partners to successfully value and close on investments being sold on such basis. In addition, the SP Funds may invest with third parties through joint ventures, structured transactions and similar arrangements. These arrangements may expose the SP Funds to risks associated with counterparties in addition to the risks associated with the Underlying Funds and their managers and portfolio companies.

Sustainability Risks. BXPE may be exposed to an environmental, social or governance event or condition that, if it occurs, could have a material adverse effect, actual or potential, on the value of the investments made by BXPE. Blackstone seeks to identify material sustainability risks as part of its investment process.  

Target Allocations. There can be no assurance that a Fund will achieve its objectives or avoid substantial losses. Allocation strategies and targets depend on a variety of factors, including prevailing market conditions and investment availability. There is no guarantee that such strategies and targets will be achieved and any particular investment may not meet the target criteria.

Important Disclosure Information

Aggregated Returns. The calculation of combined or composite net IRR/net returns takes the aggregate limited partner cash flows by actual date from inception of the strategy through the current quarter end and uses the terminal value (including unrealized investments) as of the current quarter end to comprise an overall return for the strategy. The actual realized returns on the unrealized investments used in this calculation may differ materially from the returns indicated herein. In addition, the actual returns of each Blackstone fund, account or investment vehicle included in such combined or composite returns may be higher or lower than the Aggregated Returns presented. Furthermore, no limited partner has necessarily achieved the combined or composite returns presented in such performance information, because a limited partner’s participation in the applicable funds, accounts and/or investment vehicles may have varied. See “Performance Calculations” below.

Blended Private Equity Platform IRR. Certain strategies and funds that BXPE may ultimately have exposure to are excluded from the calculation of the blended PE Platform net IRR as they are not part of Blackstone’s Private Equity segment and/or were predecessor funds prior to a strategies existence at Blackstone. The funds included in the blended PE Platform net IRR are Blackstone’s corporate private equity businesses, Tactical Opportunities vintages I-IV (inclusive of Commingled Funds, SMAs, and Co-Invests), Strategic Partners LBO, Clarus vintage IV and Blackstone Life Sciences vintage V and Blackstone Life Sciences Yield. The blended PE Platform net IRR excludes Clarus vintages I-III, Blackstone’s General Partner Stakes vintages I-II, and Blackstone’s Late-Stage Private Companies strategy.

Performance Calculations. Unless otherwise stated, all Internal Rate of Return (“IRR”) and multiple on invested capital (“MOIC”) calculations, as applicable, include realized and unrealized values and are presented on a “gross” basis (i.e., before management fees, organizational expenses, partnership-level expenses, the general partner’s allocation of profit, taxes and other expenses borne by investors in such fund, which in the aggregate are expected to be substantial). Gross MOIC is determined by dividing (a) the amount realized/unrealized with respect to a fund’s investments by (b) such fund’s total invested amount and reflects a gross multiple of capital for all transactions. For individual investments, gross MOIC represents total realized and unrealized value divided by invested capital, taking into account purchase discounts, origination and other fees, deferred interest, and other similar items, as applicable. Gross Internal Rate of Return (“Gross IRR”) is the annual implied discount rate that makes the net present value of all cash flows (the original investment, the interest, fees and expenses, the return of principal, or any other associated cash flows) from a particular investment equal to zero. The Gross IRR calculations for individual investments are annualized and made on the basis of the actual timing of investment inflows and outflows received or made by a fund. A series of cash flows is created starting with the initial cash capital contribution for the investment, followed by cash receipts (e.g., sale or current income proceeds. The terminal cash flow represents either the actual proceeds from the realization of the investment or, if the investment is unrealized, a fair market value ascribed to it by Blackstone, which is meant to approximate the cash flow that would have been generated had the investment been realized as of the end of the indicated period. The Gross IRR is based on a 365-day year and time-weights each cash flow based on the actual day invested or received, and in the case of unrealized investments, as if the investment were realized at the end of the indicated period. An IRR is a function of the length of time from the initial investment to ultimate realization or, in the case of an unrealized investment, a hypothetical realization. For a given dollar amount realized, the IRR will decrease as the investment holding period increases. Actual realized value of a fund’s unrealized investments may differ materially from the values used to calculate the IRRs/MOICs reflected herein (see the discussions of “Realized and Unrealized Returns” and “Realized Losses” for additional information). Performance calculations may be shown as “-” or “NM” (if any) for unrealized investments held less than one year as small valuation changes over a short time period will tend to result in large IRRs/MOICs due to the nature of how IRRs/MOICs are calculated and likely do not reflect the ultimate realized returns that will be achieved by any such unrealized investments. Further information regarding performance calculations is available upon request.

IRR calculation is computed on a levered basis, considering fund-level borrowings (made in lieu of or in advance of calling capital contributions).

Net MOIC is determined by dividing (a) the sum of the amount distributed with respect to limited partners and the fair market value of all remaining investments, both net of realized and accrued carried interest by (b) a fund’s total capital called from limited partners, including calls for investment funds, management fees and partnership expenses. Further information regarding net MOIC calculations is available upon request.

Net IRR is calculated on a levered basis. Net IRR is based on returns after management and servicing fees, as applicable, organizational expenses, partnership expenses, certain fund tax liabilities and the general partner’s carried interest (but before taxes or withholdings incurred by the limited partners directly or indirectly), and excludes certain non-fee and/or non-carry bearing parties, and adds back the effect of any tax distributions paid for carried interest already reflected in the returns.

Fund performance shown reflects a fund’s return since inception and is based on the actual management fees and expenses paid by fund’s investors as a whole. The management fees paid by certain investors during the performance period are materially different from those paid by other investors during the performance period due to, among other factors, fee holidays for limited partners subscribing to a first close or fee breaks for investors committing at or above a specified capital amount. In addition, certain investors may pay investor servicing fees to the manager during the performance period. Furthermore, fund performance shown may not reflect returns experienced by any particular investor in a fund since actual returns to investors depend on when each investor invested in such fund, which may be at a point in time subsequent to a fund’s equalization period (if applicable). Accordingly, performance for individual investors may vary from the performance stated herein as a result of the management fees paid by certain investors; the investor servicing fees paid by certain investors, as applicable; the timing of their investment; and/or their individual participation in fund’s investments.

  1. Private Equity International, as of March 2023, based on capital raised.
  2. Represents private market drawdown strategies. BXPE is not a drawdown strategy. The blended Private Equity Platform (“PE Platform”) net IRR is backward looking. The forward-looking performance of any Blackstone fund will not replicate the return shown here. The blended PE Platform net IRR reflects net internal rate of return, inception to date, for certain commingled funds, separately managed accounts and co-investment vehicles. across Blackstone’s Corporate Private Equity, Growth, Tactical Opportunities, Strategic Partners, and Life Sciences strategies. Infrastructure is reported under Blackstone’s private equity business but is not one of the key underlying strategies considered for BXPE as of the date of these materials. These particular strategies were chosen as they are the primary strategies that BXPE is expected to invest in or alongside, however there is no assurance that BXPE will access all these strategies and available strategies may change from time to time. Performance of certain other Blackstone private equity strategies have been excluded from this calculation and that, if included, may have caused the PE Net IRR to be lower. PE Platform Net IRR was calculated by blending the aggregated net cash flows and unrealized values of the selected funds. Performance information presented includes information from a number of different Blackstone funds whose overall strategy and terms (including fees and expenses) vary significantly from each other and, potentially, from those of BXPE. The investments were not managed as a single portfolio with coordinated guidelines, objectives and restrictions, and did not involve the same Blackstone professionals who will be involved in the management and operations of any future BXPE investments. See “Important Disclosure Information” including “Blended Private Equity Platform Net IRR” and “Performance Calculation“.
  3. AUM is estimated and unaudited. Private equity AUM represents AUM across Blackstone private equity, spanning across Corporate Private Equity, Tactical Opportunities, Growth, Strategic Partners, Life Sciences, and Infrastructure. AUM includes co-investments and Blackstone’s GP and side by side commitments, as applicable.
  4. Net Internal Rate of Return (“IRR”) represents the annualized inception to date to September 30, 2023, IRR on total invested capital based on realized proceeds and unrealized value, as applicable, after management fees, expenses, taxes, servicing fees (if applicable), and Performance Revenues. IRRs are calculated using actual timing of limited partner cash flows. Initial inception date cash flow may differ from the Investment Period Beginning Date. Further, there may be differences in certain inputs used in the IRR calculations for each Blackstone business unit. The performance shown above reflects that of direct investors and is net of management fees, carried interest, and other fees and expenses. The performance does not account for any additional fees or expenses charged by a third party if the investor is participating through a feeder vehicle. The returns of such third party feeder fund will be lower, possibly materially, than the returns illustrated above and that which may be achieved by a fund.