In 2007, The Blackstone Group (BX - Get Report) paid $26.9 billion for Hilton Hotels, paying $47.50 a share for the hotel giant. Blackstone paid a premium of 40% over the stock price at the time and financed the purchase with roughly $20.6 billion in debt. According to the Wall Street Journal, all of the banks that provided financing for the buyout also worked on Blackstone's 2007 initial public offering.
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