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Blackstone debut signals change

Biggest IPO in years opens path for other equity firms and draws scrutiny from lawmakers as they seek new tax revenue

By Robert Weisman
Globe Staff / June 22, 2007

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The initial public offering by Blackstone Group today could reshape the booming buyout industry, spurring other firms to register for IPOs while provoking a backlash that might boost the taxes of wealthy managers of "private equity" funds that buy or invest in companies. (Full article: 834 words)

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