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Blackstone Group


completed its first Chinese acquisition, paying as much as $600 million for a stake in specialty chemicals maker

China National BlueStar




Buyout firm Blackstone agreed in September 2007 to buy a 20% stake from state- owned

China National Chemical

, which will own the rest of BlueStar. The deal's completion may be announced next week,


reports, citing people familiar with the deal.

The $600 million investment includes a $100 million shareholder loan which will be forgiven if BlueStar's profit meets an undisclosed target this year,



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