Former Amazon executive joins Blackstone opportunistic investing team

Blackstone announced the addition of Christine Feng, a former senior executive at Amazon focused on mergers and acquisitions, as a senior managing director within its private equity business.

She will focus on technology investing for Blackstone’s opportunistic investing platform, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, in the San Francisco office. In addition, Feng will work closely with Blackstone’s credit platform GSO.

“To successfully invest in the technology sector, it helps to have worked at some of the most innovative technology companies in the world,” David Blitzer, global head of Blackstone’s Tac Opps program, which totals $31 billion in committed capital. “Christine’s experience working at Amazon and Microsoft makes her a fantastic addition to our team as we continue to identify new opportunities to invest and partner with innovative companies reshaping the world.”

Feng most recently led data and analytics M&A in corporate development at Amazon Web Services, where she sourced, evaluated, negotiated and executed acquisitions and investments to support AWS’s strategic priorities.

Her Silicon Valley relationships will be invaluable to the firm and Blackstone’s investors, said Dwight Scott, global head of GSO.

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