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The Blackstone Group / GSO Capital Partners E-mail addresses


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These e-mail addresses were posted on TLW by StevieH (not to be confused with the StevieH on here)

 

E-mail address:

 

stephen.schwarzman@blackstone.com; info@blackstone.com; blackstoneinvestorrelations@blackstone.com; bennett.goodman@blackstone.com; laurence.tosi@blackstone.com; michael.puglisi@blackstone.com; mayank.rawat@blackstone.com; amit.dixit@blackstone.com; sheetal.thakkar@blackstone.com; cathy.gao@blackstone.com; scott.wong@blackstone.com; bryan.shelby@blackstone.com; debbie.chen@blackstone.com; laura.albero@blackstone.com; ronak.patel@blackstone.com; alexander.wolf@blackstone.com; whitney@blackstone.com; timothy.white@gsocap.com; marketing@gsocap.com; michael.a.puglisi1@gmail.com; kathleen.skero@blackstone.com; richard.gannalo@gsocap.com; lauren.hubbert@gsocap.com; john.cashwell@gsocap.com; eric.storch@gsocap.com; james.didden@gsocap.com; nitin.karnani@gsocap.com; jason.new@gsocap.com

 

Other e-mail addresses to cc into the e-mail (I personally wouldn't include the two c****, but that's just me):

 

stephen.hester@rbs.co.uk; jon.laycock@barcap.com; thicks@hicksholdings.com; gngillett@bcmgt.com; martin.broughton@ba.com; philip.nash@liverpoolfc.tv; ian.ayre@liverpoolfc.tv; mhicks@hicksholdings.com; tohjr@hicksholdings.com; john.hourican@rbs.com; roger.lowry@rbs.co.uk; rebecca.oliphant@rbs.com; richard.holliday@rbs.com; tommy.mclean@rbs.co.uk; kopfaithful@hotmail.co.uk

 

An e-mail example:

 

Dear Sirs,

 

If your company agrees a £280million refinancing deal with Tom Hicks to retain his share in Liverpool Football Club, then the only return that you will see on your investment is bad publicity and a severe backlash from Liverpool supporters worldwide.

 

As you are aware, Hicks is trying to refinance his debt to the Royal Bank of Scotland before October 6th so that he can continue his disastrous ownership of Liverpool Football Club.

 

There is no point in us listing the countless and well-documented offenses of the grossly destructive reign of Tom Hicks and George Gillett. The media is full of articles about them. And that is the point. No longer do we rely on the occasional heroic journalist to expose corruption within institutions we hold dear. This is a new age, an era of organized resistance at the click of a mouse.

 

You are facing an energized, well-informed mass of Liverpool fans from around the world. We are tapped into a constant stream of information on the ownership situation. Every day, dozens of web forums buzz with the latest news. Protest marches, newspaper ads, boycotts and billboards are organized. Every move Hicks makes is scrutinized. And every associate of his is warned.

 

Refinancing is our nightmare scenario. Anybody who helps Tom Hicks refinance will become our primary target.

 

We have a decent track record of taking on and beating those who attempt to blacken the name of Liverpool Football Club. As an example, the Boycott of the Sun Newspaper following their disgraceful coverage of the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989 is said to have cost News International an estimated £10 million a year.

 

If the Blackstone Group / GSO Capital Partners join forces with Tom Hicks in raping and pillaging Liverpool Football Club, then you will be making a very powerful enemy.

 

You have been warned.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Can someone please also put this on RAWK and other LFC forums.

 

It'll take two minutes of your time to send an e-mail. ;)

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Posted this elsewhere but thought I'd re-post here too.

 

 

 

For those more remote reds, my 2 cents worth would be to get as many people as possible to call Blackstone to ask them if their core value of Integrity would be consistent with involvement with Hicks and what he plans to do with Liverpool FC. Leave messages, call again to re-clarify, call their fax number. Call multiple offices, let them understand what may happen in terms of affecting future investors / business if they end up with thousands of Liverpool fans constantly protesting against them...

 

 

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Seriously - if enough people called up and spoke to them, left messages, hogged up their fax lines etc... it might, just might have an impact. If nobody does anything, it definitely won't have an impact....

 

Edit: what they should most definitely be made aware of is that involvement in LFC could significantly negatively impact their future non-LFC business. If they fear their offices being targeted by protesters when they're trying to have client meetings...

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I've rewritten that email for my own ends and if anyone wants that version it reads as thus:

 

Dear Sirs & Madams,

 

There have been recent reports in the media that your company is in talks with current Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks, to arrange a refinancing deal in the region of £280m to allow him to retain his share in Liverpool Football Club.

 

I have no doubts that you will receive many emails from Liverpool supporters in the coming days, but I request that you take the time to read through this one.

 

As you are aware, Hicks is trying to refinance his debt to the Royal Bank of Scotland before October 6th so that he can continue his disastrous ownership of Liverpool Football Club.

 

There are 2 key points here. The first of which regards Tom Hicks as a businessman and his ability to make good on his debts. Tom Hicks' recent record in the financial world does not make comforting reading. In purely financial terms I would have very, very strong doubts about Hicks' ability to repay any money to which you provide him with.

 

The second point concerns what Tom Hicks intends to do with this money. With his partner, George Gillett, Tom Hicks' ownership of Liverpool Football Club has been nothing short of an abject disaster. He thinks little of lying to his employees, the media, or the fans which put money into the club. Tom Hicks is not a man to be trusted.

 

His ownership reign has seen the club loaded with hundreds of millions of pounds worth of debt and the mismanagement of financial funds relating to transfers and the running of the club. The media is full of articles establishing and clarifying these activities, this is not mere conjecture.

 

Which is where your company comes into the story. I am writing to request that you do not entertain any notions of entering into business with Tom Hicks and provide him with no further financial backing. This is largely in your own best interests because, frankly, you won't be getting that money back from him anytime soon (or, likely, at all).

 

Beyond this however, I would not discount the passionate opposition that Liverpool fans will raise to any attempts by Tom Hicks and George Gillett to retain control of the club.

 

During this period Liverpool fans from around the world have become energized, well-informed and angry at the direction our club has taken. We are tapped into a constant stream of information on the ownership situation. Every day, dozens of web forums buzz with the latest news. Protest marches, newspaper ads, boycotts and billboards are organized. Every move Hicks makes is scrutinized. And every associate of his is warned.

 

Refinancing is our nightmare scenario.

 

You have not been involved in Hicks' 'running' of the club to date so you may have had no reason to pay much attention to the situation thus far. This is why I am writing to inform you of the depth of feelings regarding this issue and, as a result, to request that you and your company do the right thing in this issue and refuse to provide Hicks' with the financial backing he so craves.

 

Anybody who helps Tom Hicks refinance will become our primary target.

 

We have a decent track record of taking on and beating those who attempt to blacken the name of Liverpool Football Club. As an example, the Boycott of the Sun Newspaper following their disgraceful coverage of the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989 is said to have cost News International an estimated £10 million a year.

 

I do not write this email or provide this information purely as a scare-mongering tactic, but rather to ensure you are in possession of the full spectrum of information on this matter as, I have no doubts, Tom Hicks is not doing the same.

 

Do not support Tom Hicks' refinancing bid.

 

Yours faithfully,

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I'd suggest calling them and leaving a (polite) voicemail too. I'm sure they have genuine voice mails to deal with too, but if dozens or more also left voicemails, it would mean someone having to go through them all to skip / delete to the more geniune messages...

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anyone got contact details of any journalists? We need to keep them abreast of what we are doing. In case the emails get binned, junked etc, we need to keep the public pressure on all the financing houses.

 

I actually think that the board are leaking some of this news so we can do our bit. so lets do our bit.

 

Hopefully a journalist somewhere is asking the banks why they would refinance hicks on an asset where he has no potential value or support.

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Blackstone private equity owns the Hilton group, Café Rouge, Bella Italia and Strada. Center Parcs, T-Mobile, LEGOLAND, Madame Tussauds, British Airways London Eye, SEA LIFE, Dungeons, Gardaland and Alton Towers. In case anyone wants to mention boycotts in the letter. They also own a large amount of US companies, more details can be found here http://www.blackstone.com/cps/rde/xchg/bxcom/hs/businesses_aam_privateequity_portfolio.htm?chunk=1&chunksize=

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Blackstone private equity owns the Hilton group, Café Rouge, Bella Italia and Strada. Center Parcs, T-Mobile, LEGOLAND, Madame Tussauds, British Airways London Eye, SEA LIFE, Dungeons, Gardaland and Alton Towers. In case anyone wants to mention boycotts in the letter. They also own a large amount of US companies, more details can be found here http://www.blackstone.com/cps/rde/xchg/bxcom/hs/businesses_aam_privateequity_portfolio.htm?chunk=1&chunksize=

 

Brilliant, I was boycotting all of them anyway. Particularly Alton Towers. I nearly went to a Strada the other week, but chose Nando's instead. I feel good about that.

 

Also, love the email. Nice tone of menace to it.

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Done - it really does nly take 2 minutes so no excuse for any Red not to do it.

 

Maybe a good suggestion would be for each person to use a different e-mail subject/title for their own mail shot so that the addressees feel the pain of having to open each mail individiually.... if they all say 'LFC' or something similar it's obvious what the content is and will likely to be just binned. I called mine 'Investment Proposal'.......

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