Ancestry is being acquired by Blackstone for $4.7B, in case if you were wondering if there was money to be made in exploiting family history. Blackstone is also known for such great hits acquiring SESAC, the performing rights organization, and acquiring a 50% stake to the Haynesville Shale in Louisiana from Shell for $1.2B. Not to mention the many evictions in Blackstone-owned buildings in California. (https://matienzo.org/2020/218/ancestry/)
@anarchivist i just shared this with Ben G, and he found this on wikipedia: "In separate cases in 2018 and 2019, the hotel chain Motel 6, which is owned by Blackstone, agreed to settle for a total of $19.6 million for giving guest lists to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) without a warrant.
In 2019, The Intercept revealed that two firms owned by Blackstone were partially responsible for the burning of the Amazon rainforest"
@TeamMidwest there are many ways in which Blackstone is evil; i am at least appreciative for their truly cross-domain repugnancy.
@anarchivist truly a conglomerate of the greatest hits of disaster capitalism
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