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Verdun S. Perry
Global Head of Strategic Partners at Blackstone


Verdun S. Perry is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and the Global Head of Blackstone Strategic Partners (“Strategic Partners”), Blackstone’s dedicated secondary fund manager, with $36 billion of assets under management. Since 2000, Strategic Partners has been one of the market’s most prolific investors, having completed over 1,450 transactions focused on the purchase of private equity limited partnership interests and co-investments in leveraged buyout, real estate, venture capital and infrastructure assets. Mr. Perry joined Strategic Partners when it was founded in 2000 and sits on the investment committee for each of Strategic Partners’ funds.  

Prior to joining Strategic Partners, Mr. Perry worked at Bozell, Jacobs, Kenyon and Eckhardt, Inc. and in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley & Co.  Mr. Perry received a B.A. from Morehouse College in 1994, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa, as well as an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 2000, where he was a Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow.  

Mr. Perry is a member of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees, where he serves as a member of the Financial Sustainability Committee.  Mr. Perry also serves on the boards of The Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) and the Apollo Theatre.

Agenda Sessions

  • Specialisation within secondaries: a comparison of strategies